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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.

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NASA TV to air Russian spacewalk from International Space Station

NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m., EDT, Oct. 22.

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Poland’s PIT-RADWAR signs letter of intent with Raytheon

Raytheon has signed a Letter of Intent with Poland's PIT-RADWAR to cooperate in mutually beneficial business opportunities related to Poland's air defense architecture, as well as significant exports to global markets.

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Ball Aerospace green propellant infusion mission to host three DOD space experiments

The NASA and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Green Propellant Infusion Mission will fly three Defense Department experimental hosted payloads when it launches in 2016.


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News Briefs September 26, 2014

Posted  September 26, 2014

Navy suspends most nuclear work at Virginia shipyard Two safety violations by civilian workers have prompted the Navy to suspend most nuclear work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The suspension of work on Sept. 13 affects the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the submarines USS Maryland and USS Albany, The Virginian-Pilot reported. On…

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Air Force Research Lab unveils ‘Lightning’ supercomputer

Posted  September 26, 2014

Air Force photograph by Wesley Farnsworth The $20.8 million supercomputer will streamline testing time and cut costs on research initiatives. The Air Force Research Laboratory Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center displayed its latest asset Sept. 23 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest supercomputer. Nicknamed Lightning, after the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter, the…

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Army scientist bolsters nanomaterials research with Singapore

Posted  September 26, 2014

Army photograph by Conrad Johnson Dr. Govind Mallick (left), a research chemist with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, and Dr. Lily Giri, a physicist who works as a contractor at ARL, are investigating the topological properties of the nanomaterial using atomic force microscopy under ultra high vacuum system at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Sept. 15,…

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JRTC takes on cyber, hybrid, conventional threats

Posted  September 26, 2014

When the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), descended from the night sky into the Joint Readiness Training Center at For Polk, La., last month, it not only marked the first large-scale joint forced entry air assault in more than 11 years, it also signaled a larger shift in how the Army executes training missions.

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Upgraded P-3 Orion delivered ahead of schedule

Posted  September 26, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph by John Rossino Lockheed Martin delivered a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) P-3 Orion aircraft 34 days ahead of schedule Sept. 23 from its facilities in Greenville, S.C. This is the 10th of 14 aircraft in the program to receive Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) modifications and phased depot maintenance. The aircraft received…

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AEDC’s accelerated mission test provides savings for the U.S. Air Force

Posted  September 26, 2014

Project engineers at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) have led a significant effort in accelerating mission testing that will ultimately result in a large payoff for the Air Force.

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U.S. Navy anti-ship missile displays capability during military exercise

Posted  September 26, 2014

Navy photograph The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) fires a Harpoon missile during a sinking exercise as part of Valiant Shield 2014. The U.S Navy successfully fired multiple Harpoon missiles as part of the joint military exercise, Valiant Shield, demonstrating its effectiveness against modern day threats. A total of six Harpoon missiles,…

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Sikorsky S-92Æ helicopter marks decade of trusted service, performance

Posted  September 26, 2014

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced Sept. 26 that September marks the 10-year anniversary of delivery of the first production S-92Æ helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. “On behalf of Sikorsky, I would like to congratulate and thank all of our customers, suppliers and employees upon reaching this milestone,” said Carey Bond, president,…

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Boeing, China Eastern Airlines celebrate delivery of airline’s first 777-300ER

Posted  September 26, 2014

  Boeing and China Eastern Airlines Sept. 24 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 777-300ER. The new airplane is the first of 20 777-300ERs China Eastern has on order. “We are delighted to introduce our first 777-300ER in China Eastern’s new look in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the 777-300ER program,” said Liu…

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Small UAS returns from first operational deployment

Posted  September 26, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpGJ8I3idUI&feature=player_embedded U.S. Marine Corps photograph Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System catches the wire during a landing. In†this†video below,†a Marine from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 2 recovers a Blackjack unmanned aircraft system in Afghanistan. This small UAS returned from its first early operational deployment Sept. 10 after flying nearly 1,000 hours in 119 days in theatre….

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