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Air Force awards GPS III launch services contract

The Air Force announced April 27 the award of the first competitively sourced National Security Space launch services contract in more than a decade.

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AH-64D Apaches arrive on Oahu

The Soldiers of 2-6th Cavalry Squadron, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, received their AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters this week from National Guard units across the country.

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NASA astronauts prepare for flight on commercial spacecraft

Five years after the last NASA astronauts flew from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station, a new group is preparing for a trip, this time on a private spacecraft.

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Demonstration showcases AIM-9X joint-service venture

Integration of the joint Navy and Air Force AIM-9X Sidewinder Air Intercept Missile with the Army’s Multi-Mission Launcher hit the mark as the teams completed a successful live-fire engineering demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 28-April 1.

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Boeing KC-46 program’s second 767-2C aircraft completes first flight

With a successful April 25 first flight, Boeing has added the fourth and final flight test aircraft to the KC-46 Pegasus fleet, a 767-2C.


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Defense

Army engineers demonstrate anti-drone technology

Posted  October 7, 2015

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (Oct. 5, 2015) — Army engineers, who are seeking to adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could threaten Soldiers, successfully shot down two aircraft as part of their final technology demonstration. Although the research project began with the objective to counter rockets, artillery and mortars, the project scope was expanded…

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Space

NASA Challenge seeks ways to use Mars’ natural resources for astronauts

Posted  October 7, 2015

Living off the land is different when the land is 140 million miles away, so NASA is looking for innovative ideas to use in situ (in place) Martian resources to help establish a human presence on the Red Planet. The In Situ Resource Utilization Challenge offers the public an opportunity to submit designs for structures…

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F-16V Comes to Indonesia

Posted  October 7, 2015

Lockheed Martin brought its F-16 cockpit demonstrator to Indonesia this week to highlight the F-16V, the latest version of Lockheed Martin’s venerable F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole fighter. The F-16V offers the most advanced 4th Generation capability available on the market today, including Scalable Agile Beam Radar and enhancements to the aircraft’s mission computer, vehicle systems,…

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Space

NASA selects student teams for 2016 high-powered rocket launch challenge

Posted  October 7, 2015

NASA selected 55 student teams from across the nation to participate in the 2015-2016 NASA Student Launch challenge, to be held April 13-17 near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

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Defense

AEDC Blade Shop provides composite material repair

Posted  October 7, 2015

Arnold Engineering Development Complex is of the first flight simulation testing sites to use composite materials for the rotor blades and spacers in its larger wind tunnels, and the Complex established an onsite facility to maintain these parts.

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