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NASA tests new alloy to fold wings in flight

NASA has successfully applied a new technology in flight that allows aircraft to fold their wings to different angles while in the air.

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Under Control: U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS GEO Flight-4 missile warning satellite responding to commands

The U.S. Air Force's 460th Space Wing is now "talking" with the fourth Space Based Infrared System  Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite after its successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018.

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Orion spacecraft recovery rehearsal underway

NASA’s new deep space exploration systems will send crew 40,000 miles beyond the Moon, and return them safely home.

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Army helo crashes at Fort Irwin, two dead

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The crash, at approximately 1 a.m., Jan. 20, killed two soldiers on board.

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Kilopower: What’s next?

When astronauts someday venture to the Moon, Mars and other destinations, one of the first and most important resources they will need is power.


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Defense

Army asks manufacturers for their ideas on replacement Apache engines

Posted  September 30, 2015

Last week, the Army asked industry to provide preliminary design review proposals for the Improved Turbine Engine Program, or ITEP, which will eventually replace the existing General Electric T700-GE-701C/D engines that now power AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft.

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Business

General Dynamics awarded $358 million for 150 M1A1 SA Abrams tanks for Morocco

Posted  September 30, 2015

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $358 million Foreign Military Sales contract to refurbish and upgrade 150 M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks to the M1A1 SA (situational awareness) configuration for sale to the Kingdom of Morocco. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. Under…

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US bomber fleet unifies under 8th Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command leadership

Posted  September 30, 2015

Two bomb wings from the Air Combat Command ceremonially realigned Sept. 28 to Global Strike Command’s 8th Air Force, bringing all of the service’s bomber fleet under a single command. The move strengthens the Air Force’s entire long range strike fleet by joining B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess Air Force Base,…

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Boeing receives order from India for 22 Apache, 15 Chinook helicopters

Posted  September 30, 2015

The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing for production, training and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions.

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Space

NASA, Boeing extend ISS contract

Posted  September 30, 2015

NASA has awarded a key contract to Boeing, the International Space Station’s prime contractor, to continue providing key engineering support services, resources and personnel to the program through Sept. 30, 2020. The contract, valued at $1.18 billion, extends for five-years.   NASA and its 16 international partners are analyzing the ability to sustain station operations through…

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