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Barksdale unit first to train with latest B-52 upgrade

In a world of military budget constraints and tough acquisition choices, boosting the efficiency of current assets is a no-brainer.

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Space telescope reaches major milestone in path to launch

Northrop Grumman's delivery of the fully integrated Optical Telescope Element for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope marks another major milestone toward the October 2018 launch of the largest telescope ever built for space.

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Air China introduces its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing and Air China officially unveiled the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner to the public at a grand ceremony in Beijing May 25.

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Joint Strike Fighters land in Netherlands

A white Gulfstream jet carrying Netherlands Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert joins up with two Dutch F-35As and a Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10 refueler May 23 on the final leg of a transatlantic trip that began at Edwards AFB, Calif.

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American, French citizens pay homage to WWI soldiers at Saint-Mihiel

Honor, dedication, selfless service, personal courage, friendship – today’s military men and women embody these values, instilled onto them by the tradition and sacrifice by those who came before.


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Headlines – May 18, 2016

Posted  May 18, 2016

News Senate confirms Eric Fanning, first openly gay service secretary – The Senate May 17 confirmed Eric Fanning, the White House nominee to be the next secretary of the Army, making him the first openly gay man to hold an armed service’s top civilian position.     Business Saab chief: Spike in NATO spending would…

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Defense

Emerald Warrior 16 increases joint forces interoperability

Posted  May 18, 2016

The final mission of Emerald Warrior 2016 was completed May 13, concluding two successful weeks of intense irregular warfare training designed to reinforce U.S. special operations forces interoperability and capabilities.

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Business

Airbus Defence, Space enters solar cell production contract with MicroLink Devices

Posted  May 18, 2016

MicroLink Devices announced that Airbus Defence and Space has issued a production contract for MicroLink’s epitaxial liftoff-based multijunction solar sheets for use on the new Zephyr S platform. The Zephyr platform is a new class of unmanned air vehicle that operates as a high altitude pseudo-satellite enabling affordable, persistent, local satellite-like services. The aircraft runs exclusively…

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Flying with DRAGON improves capabilities

Posted  May 18, 2016

A recent successful test flight of an upgraded Flight Management System Suite for the E-3 Sentry (AWACS) provides the war fighter with enhanced battle management capabilities.

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Technology

NASA awards thermal infrared sensor-2 instrument cryocooler contract

Posted  May 18, 2016

NASA has awarded a sole source contract to Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation of Boulder, Colo., for the Thermal Infrared Sensor-2 (TIRS-2) instrument Cryocooler for Landsat 9. This a cost-plus fixed-fee contract in the amount of $18,249,103 million with a deliverable date of February 3, 2018. This action definitizes a letter contract that was issued…

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