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Boeing, Air Force demonstrate Minuteman III readiness in flight test

Boeing supported the U.S. Air Force’s successful flight test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, which demonstrated the readiness of that system to deter nuclear threats.

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Raytheon Griffin C flight tests demonstrate in-flight retargeting capability

Raytheon has successfully completed flight tests of its Griffin™ C increased capability missile.

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Insitu announces ScanEagle 2 – the next generation of ScanEagle platform

From its booth at the Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris, Insitu Oct. 29 announced ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its revolutionary ScanEagle platform. Leveraging lessons learned from more than 800,000 operational hours.

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‘Grim Reapers’ introduce Oceana to F-35C

The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 returned to Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., Oct. 28, bringing with them the future of Naval aviation.

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Army evaluates DARPA’s futuristic soft exosuit

Army researchers are evaluating prototype devices developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.


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NASA’s Hubble maps temperature, water vapor on extreme exoplanet

Posted  October 10, 2014

NASA/ESA photograph This is a temperature map of the “hot Jupiter” class exoplanet WASP 43b. The white-colored region on the daytime side is 2,800 degrees Fahrenheit. The nighttime side temperatures drop to under 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. A team of scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has made the most detailed global map yet of the…

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Navy to commission amphibious assault ship America

Posted  October 10, 2014

Navy photograph by PO1 John Scorza Guests tour the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) as part of San Francisco Fleet Week 2014. America is scheduled to be commissioned near the end of fleet week, Oct. 11. The Navy will commission its newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), during a 1…

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NASA prepares its science fleet for Oct. 19 Mars comet encounter

Posted  October 10, 2014

  NASA’s extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19. Comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring, will pass within about 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) of the Red Planet – less than half the…

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Lockheed Martin delivers first-ever DAGR capability to U.S. Army

Posted  October 10, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-YHEaWOqRI&feature=player_embedded Lockheed Martin has enabled the U.S. Army to conduct more realistic live fire training and accelerate learning with the delivery of the Digital Air Ground Integration Range. DAGIR is the first range in U.S. Army history to integrate air and ground assets across a digitally powered range, providing higher-fidelity performance data so that soldiers…

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Sikorsky collaborates with LORD Corporation to unveil S-97 Raider™ helicopter

Posted  October 10, 2014

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., unveiled the first of two S-97 Raider™ helicopter prototypes in collaboration with LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control. Sikorsky teamed with specialized companies in the rotorcraft industry to develop this follow-up to its successful X2 TECHNOLOGY™ demonstrator aircraft….

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VA processes more than 1.3 million veteransí claims in fiscal 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

More than 1.3 million Veterans received decisions on their Department of Veterans Affairs disability compensation and pension claims in fiscal year 2014 ñ the highest number in VA’s history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking production by more than 150,000 claims. This second year of record-breaking production comes as VA continues to transform the way it provides…

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Send your name on NASA’s journey to Mars, starting with Orion’s first flight

Posted  October 10, 2014

If only your name could collect frequent flyer miles. NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars. Your name will begin its journey on a dime-sized microchip when the agency’s Orion spacecraft launches Dec. 4 on its first flight, designated Exploration Flight Test-1. After…

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U.S. Navy establishes new base in Romania

Posted  October 10, 2014

Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia established Naval Support Facility Deveselu Oct. 10, during an establishment and assumption of command ceremony on base.

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Judge rules for Boeing in whistleblower lawsuit

Posted  October 10, 2014

Three former workers at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas, who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the aircraft maker and one of its suppliers failed to show Boeing defrauded the U.S. government in a $1.6 billion contract, a federal judge ruled Oct. 8. U.S. District Judge Monti Belot summarily ruled in favor of Boeing and…

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New home for old favorites

Posted  October 10, 2014

The AFFT Museum recently acquired two remodeled historic aircraft, a YF-4E Phantom II and a Piper PA-48 Enforcer, during the end of September to add to its lineup of historic flight test aircraft.

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