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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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Upgraded AWACS platform tested at Northern Edge

Calmly soaring at 30,000 feet in the midst of nearly 100 fighters, bombers and refueling tankers executing a battle scenario, an E-3G Sentry (AWACS) surveys every aircraft in a 300-mile radius, calling out commands, verifying target hits and sending aircraft back home safely.

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5,000 days of war

It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries, and long separations from family, friends and home.

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Navy’s new aircraft launch system tested on future carrier CVN 78

With the successful launch of the first test sled from the starboard bow catapult, Naval Air Systems Command continued to make history June 16 with the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System aboard the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).


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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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Northrop Grumman NATO AGS to be tested at Edwards

Posted  June 10, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Northrop Grumman unveiled the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance system June 4 at its Site 3 facility at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif. PALMDALE, Calif.–Northrop Grumman’s family of high-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft systems welcomed its newest member June 4. The new Alliance Ground Surveillance system is…

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Global Vigilance CTF welcomes new director

Posted  June 10, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Lt. Col. Cory Naddy (right) accepts the Global Vigilance Combined Test Force guidon from Col. Rod Todaro, 412th Operations Group commander, June 5. The Global Vigilance Combined Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., welcomed a new director June 5. Lt. Col. Cory Naddy is joining the GVCTF…

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Headlines June 8, 2015

Posted  June 8, 2015

News: Russian bomber flights buzzing U.S. airspace doubled last year – The number of long-range Russian strategic bomber flights that buzzed U.S. airspace doubled last yaer from their norm, forcing American jets to frequently scramble and capturing the attention of hawks in Congress who believe the Kremlin is sending a veiled warning to President Obama to…

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News Briefs June 8, 2015

Posted  June 8, 2015

OSHA says violations by companies, Navy led to worker deaths A federal agency says workplace safety violations led to the deaths of two workers at Pearl Harbor last December. Hawaii News Now reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fines for two companies for the deaths of two men when a 7-ton…

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U.S. begins flight testing advanced missile defense interceptor

Posted  June 8, 2015

POINT MUGU NAVAL STATION, Calif. –†The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency hsd conducted the first flight test of the Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Block IIA. The interceptor’s bigger rocket motors and more capable kill vehicle will engage threats sooner and protect larger regions from short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats. “The SM-3 Block IIA program…

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Robots from South Korea, U.S. win DARPA finals

Posted  June 8, 2015

A robot from South Korea took first prize and two American robots took second and third prizes here yesterday in the two-day robotic challenge finals held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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Spirit AeroSystems announces leadership changes to drive ongoing transformation

Posted  June 8, 2015

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. announced June 8 several senior leadership changes, reflecting further advancement in the company’s transformation strategy. Duane Hawkins has been named senior vice president and general manager, Boeing, Business and Regional Jet Programs. He will also continue to oversee Spirit Defense. Hawkins joined Spirit in 2013 as senior vice president of Operations following…

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