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Raytheon awarded Title III contract to advance its industry-leading Gallium Nitride technology

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of the Secretary of Defense have awarded Raytheon a $14.9 million contract to further enhance its process for producing gallium nitride-based semiconductors.

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NASA astronaut, crewmates launch to space station to continue research

Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:05 a.m., EDT, Oct. 19.

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Navy’s common control system validates interoperability during tri-service demo

The Navy recently tested its Common Control System during a tri-service demonstration that showed the potential use of unmanned systems for automated medical casualty evacuations.

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Airmen provide mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska

Over the course of 12 days in October with temperatures dropping below freezing in the “Last Frontier” Airmen from the 621stContingency Response Wing provided rapid global mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-1.

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NTTR: Tip of readiness spear

Spanning Southern Nevada lies the crown jewel for tactics, training and operational testing for the Department of Defense: the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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Flexible batteries: Evolving energy for the ‘new’ reality

Posted  October 12, 2016

It’s a $7 million research industry today, expected to be worth $400 million by 2025. For researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, the “energy” spent in this research area is worth much more. By using highly conductive, flexible carbon nanotube mats, scientists here have developed a new type of flexible…

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Thunderbolts participate in San Diego veteran’s sports clinic

Posted  October 12, 2016

Airmen from Luke Air Force Base assisted with the 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 19 through 23.

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Boeing, China Southern Airlines finalize order for 12 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted  October 12, 2016

Boeing and China Southern Airlines Oct. 12 finalized an order of 12 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.2 billion at current list prices. The new order strengthens China Southern’s expanding long-haul fleet. “The 787 Dreamliners have helped us to achieve initial success in implementing our internationalization strategy in the past few years and enabled us to…

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Headlines – October 10, 2016

Posted  October 10, 2016

News Trump, Clinton debate the use of U.S. troops in Syria, Iraq – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump contradicted his running mate during Sunday’s debate, promising keep U.S. ground troops out of the civil war in Syria.   U.S. military says two service members wounded in Afghanistan – They were “conducting a normal security patrol”…

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News Briefs – October 10, 2016

Posted  October 10, 2016

Afghan army helicopter crashes in north Afghanistan; 8 dead Eight Afghan soldiers were killed early Oct. 9 morning when a military helicopter crashed in northern Baghlan province, officials said. Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said that five crew members and three army soldiers were killed in the crash. The crash took place in Dand…

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