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Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments

The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said.

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AAR awarded new contract from Bell Helicopter Textron to support T64 engines

AAR announced April 22 that Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. awarded its Defense Systems & Logistics business unit a contract providing warehouse and logistics services in support of upgrading T64 engines for the Bell V-280 Valor technical demonstrator aircraft.

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Last MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific retire

The 17th Special Operations Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, sent off the final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific Air Forces to retire on April 15.

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F-22 test squadron recognizes decorated squadron member, Vietnam hero

Base leaders will always attest to the fact that people are what make Edwards AFB a unique place to work.

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NASA unveils celestial fireworks as official image for Hubble 25th Anniversary

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch April 24, 1990.


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Six more women qualify for Ranger School

Posted  April 3, 2015

Six more women have qualified to attend the first Army Ranger course to include women, bringing to 12, the number of female soldiers eligible for the elite school.

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UTC announces leadership appointments

Posted  April 3, 2015

United Technologies Corp. announced April 2 the appointment of Robert Leduc as president of Sikorsky Aircraft, succeeding Mick Maurer, who will move to the newly created position of UTC senior vice president, Strategic Projects. The appointments are effective immediately, and both Leduc and Maurer will report to UTC president and CEO Gregory Hayes. “It is…

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Navy issues contract mod to construct, procure Littoral Combat Ships

Posted  April 3, 2015

The U.S. Navy has issued a Lockheed Martin-led industry team a contract modification for one fully funded 2015 Littoral Combat Ship valued at $362 million, along with $79 million in advanced procurement funding for a second ship. The balance of the second ship will be funded by Dec. 31, 2015. The advanced procurement dollars approved…

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Sensors key to preserving battlefield edge, expert says

Posted  April 3, 2015

While modernization programs across the Department of Defense have shrunk, science and technology involving sensors and other capabilities has not - at least not yet, Dr. Mike Grove said.

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NASA awards IT contracts to 118 small, disadvantaged businesses

Posted  April 3, 2015

NASA has awarded 118 contracts to small, disadvantaged businesses under Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP V), a multi-award Government-Wide Acquisition Contract vehicle focused on information technology products and product-based services. Of these SEWP V contracts, 14 were awarded to businesses operating in historically underutilized business zones, 25 contracts were awarded to business owned by service-disabled…

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Chief Air Force scientist visits TPS

Posted  April 3, 2015

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Dr. Mica Endsley (left) prepares for a flight in the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School’s one-of-a-kind NF-16D Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA) to expose her to a flight test mission environment. TPS instructor Bill Gray piloted the NF-16D. Dr. Mica Endsley, chief scientist of the Air…

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Sensor-to-missile capability gives war fighters remote, safe options

Posted  April 3, 2015

Raytheon pushed battlefield situational awareness to a new, safer level by integrating existing sensor-to-missile technologies during a recent exercise at Camp Blanding, Fla. Raytheon Missile Systems engineers successfully connected two dismounted, remotely operated sensors to a soldier’s laptop and hand controller, sending commands directly to a nearby Griffin missile launcher. A Long Range Acquisition Scout…

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Headlines April 1, 2015

Posted  April 1, 2015

News: Iranian aircraft buzzed U.S. Navy helo in Persian Gulf¬†– An Iranian aircraft buzzed a Navy helicopter operating in the Persian Gulf earlier this month, a U.S. military official said March 31. Active duty suicides up in 2014¬†– Suicides among active duty members of the military increased in 2014, though reservists and members of the…

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News Briefs April 1, 2015

Posted  April 1, 2015

Germany, France, Italy plan to develop military drones Germany and France plan to work together with Italy to develop military surveillance drones that could also carry weapons. French President Francois Hollande said after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel March 31 that it is important for Europe to be independent in both manufacturing drones and in…

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AirRobot, Northrop Grumman Remotec sign distribution agreement for unmanned aerial systems

Posted  April 1, 2015

Northrop Grumman photograph An AirRobot unmanned aerial system flies at Fort Benning, Ga.. Northrop Grumman Remotec is the sole reseller of the systems to law enforcement and first responders under a distribution agreement signed recently. Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary Remotec Inc. and AirRobot US have entered into a distribution agreement for AirRobot’s line of small unmanned…

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