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Army researcher’s interest in robotics leads to innovative device

Army photograph by Doug LaFon Dan Baechle, left, from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Multifunctional Materials research team, has created a laboratory prototype of a device he designed to sense and damp out arm tremors for Army marksmanship training. Robotic exoskeletons have been a science fiction theme and an engineering feat since the 1960s. Practical…

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Pave Hawk maintainers keep rescue birds flying

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Joseph Swafford Airman Joshua Herron, a 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit HH-60 Pave Hawk crew chief, completes a 50-hour inspection on a Pave Hawk at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 28, 2015. The 41st EHMU ensures Pave Hawks on Bagram Airfield are prepared for flight and returned to a mission-ready state…

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B-52s demonstrate strategic reach

Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Raughton A B-52H Stratofortress is marshalled to a stop at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., after a 44-hour sortie July 2, 2015. Aircrew members and two B-52s from Barksdale AFB’s 96th Bomb Squadron flew a round-trip mission to Australia where they integrated with Royal Australian Air Force ground forces…

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Boeing, Embraer to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator technology tests

Boeing and Embraer S.A. announced June 30 that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance.

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Tactical reconnaissance vehicle project eyes hoverbike for defense

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle, or TRV, concept for nearly nine months and is evaluating the hoverbike technology as a way to get Soldiers away from ground threats by giving them a 3-D capability. The Army is interested in this disruptive technology because it has the…


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News Briefs June 10, 2015

Posted  June 10, 2015

Governor vetoes bill limiting Nevada National Guard benefits Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has issued his first veto from the 2015 legislative session on a relatively obscure bill dealing with life insurance premiums for Nevada National Guard members. Sandoval opted June 8 to prevent AB472 from becoming law. The measure unanimously passed the Senate and Assembly…

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NASA’s LDSD project completes second experimental test flight

Posted  June 10, 2015

NASA photograph by Bill Ingalls NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars: an inflatable donut-shaped device and a supersonic parachute. The launch tower helps link the vehicle to a balloon;…

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U.S. paratroopers, WWII veterans pay homage to D-Day 71st anniversary

Posted  June 10, 2015

It has been nicknamed the "longest day" and has had more movies played on the silver screen than most. But no matter how many times the stories are told, they never get old and will never be forgotten.

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NASA releases detailed global climate change projections

Posted  June 10, 2015

NASA photograph The new NASA global data set combines historical measurements with data from climate simulations using the best available computer models to provide forecasts of how global temperature (shown here) and precipitation might change up to 2100 under different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. NASA has released data showing how temperature and rainfall patterns worldwide…

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Raytheon completes lab testing on AMRAAM-ER, NASAMS integration

Posted  June 10, 2015

Raytheon has completed extensive lab testing on a new extended range variant of the combat-proven AMRAAMÆ. The tests validate that AMRAAM-ER can be integrated and employed from the NASAMS launcher. Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, AMRAAM-ER will be combined with AN/MPQ-64 F1Sentinel radar and the NASAMS launcher to provide increased air defense protection in…

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Royal Australian Navy MH-60Rs arrive at Patuxent River, depart for Australia

Posted  June 10, 2015

Two of the Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk helicopters were loaded onto a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., for delivery to their new home in Australia May 27, 2015.

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NASA Administrator visits Northrop Grumman to view Webb space telescope

Posted  June 10, 2015

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited Northrop Grumman’s Redondo Beach facility May 28 to see the progress on the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and leads the industry team that designs and develops the Webb Telescope’s optics, sunshield and spacecraft….

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VA launches community-based employment service for homeless veterans

Posted  June 10, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced June 10 a new employment program aimed at helping job-ready Veterans exiting homelessness, and those on the brink of homelessness, gain stable and long-term employment. The new program, Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services, relies on Community Employment Coordinators who know their communities and can work with local employers to…

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Germany announces MEADS selection for future air, missile defense system

Posted  June 10, 2015

The German Federal Ministry of Defence has chosen the Medium Extended Air Defense System as the basis for Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem, a next-generation network-based tactical air and missile defense system. It will replace Patriot air defense systems initially fielded in the 1980s. Lockheed Martin will share in development of Germany’s TLVS with its MEADS International partner…

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NASA selects eight projects for 2016 X-Hab academic innovation challenge

Posted  June 10, 2015

NASA is working with eight U.S. universities on new technology projects for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars, as part of the 2016 X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge.

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