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U.S., Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria train together at Rapid Trident 2015

Under the hot Ukrainian sun, soldiers from the United States, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria rehearsed reacting to contact as part of their situational training during the multi-national Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, here, July 21.

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Astronaut Stephen Frick retires from NASA

Astronaut Stephen Frick has retired from NASA to accept a position in the private sector. Frick, who flew as both a shuttle pilot and commander, left the Agency July 13. Steve has been a great asset to the astronaut office and NASA, and we are sad to see him leave, said Chris Cassidy, chief of…

Army photograph by Sgt. Juana M. Nesbitt Defense

Estonian, US forces receive new jump wings

Despite ominous clouds, which lingered from the day before, Estonian and U.S. Army paratroopers, began the day early to conduct the joint airborne operations exercise they had been planning two days before a drop zone near Nurmsi.

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Red Flag offers B-52 crews training that ‘can’t be beat’

As the sun blazes through the cloudless sky, a suffocating heat touches down on the Nellis AFB flightline. A B-52 Stratosphere from the 69th Bomb Squadron sits, awaiting pre-flight checks for its upcoming Red Flag mission.

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Final West Coast frigate, USS Gary, decommissioned

Past and current crew, plank owners, former and current commanding officers, namesake relatives and friends and family gathered at Naval Base San Diego July 23 to bid farewell to USS Gary (FFG 51), the last remaining Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate on the West coast after 31 years of service.


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Headlines June 24, 2015

Posted  June 24, 2015

News: Pentagon placing gear in Eastern Europe – The Pentagon will place approximately 250 tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers throughout six countries that are close to Russia, the department announced June 23.   Business: U.S. Air Force wants improved day-night F-22 Raptor helmet by 2020 – A long-running effort to provide F-22 Raptor…

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Drone Aviation receives order for U.S. Army aerostat system enhancement

Posted  June 24, 2015

Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a developer of specialized lighter-than-air aerostats and tethered drones, announced June 24 that its wholly owned subsidiary, Drone Aviation Corp., has been awarded an order from U.S. Government prime contractor BAE Systems for parts and services related to enhancing and supporting two WASP aerostat systems owned and operated by the U.S….

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Northrop Grumman hosts robotics, computer science projects for San Fernando Valley students

Posted  June 24, 2015

Remote-controlled robots that play "basketball" and a website that lets students rate their teachers are among several projects designed by high school students in a mentoring program sponsored by Northrop Grumman.

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Boeing names Muilenburg as chief executive officer

Posted  June 24, 2015

The Boeing board of directors has elected Dennis A. Muilenburg the company’s 10th chief executive, succeeding W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr., who held the position for the past 10 years. Muilenburg, who has served as Boeing president and chief operating officer since 2013, becomes president and CEO July 1. McNerney, who joined Boeing’s board of…

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NASA, partners test unmanned aircraft systems

Posted  June 24, 2015

NASA photograph NASA’s Ikhana is being used to test a system that will allow uncrewed aircraft to fly routine operations within the National Airspace System. NASA, working with government and industry partners, is testing a system that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft to fly routine operations in United States airspace. Through the agency’s…

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Boeing, Thai Airways International celebrate 25th direct 777 delivery

Posted  June 24, 2015

Boeing and Thai Airways International Public Company Limited celebrated the Thailand flag carrier's 25th direct 777 delivery, a 777-300ER (Extended Range), from the Boeing delivery center in Everett, Wash. 

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General Dynamics receives $219 million for U.S. Army’s WIN-T increment 2 systems

Posted  June 24, 2015

General Dynamics received the first full rate production order from the U.S. Army to build additional Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 systems.  The $219 million order includes the production of more than 300 vehicle-based network communication nodes along with related equipment and materials. WIN-T Increment 2 is the Army’s communications backbone providing…

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NASA’s Chandra captures x-ray echoes pinpointing distant neutron star

Posted  June 24, 2015

Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered the largest and brightest set of rings from X-ray light echoes ever observed.

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Raptors bring intimidation to exercise Northern Edge

Posted  June 24, 2015

Its wide muzzle, short black broad nose with large nostrils and deep-set, dark eyes grimace intimidation across the patch on the right shoulder of the pilot boarding his aircraft while preparing to engage an enemy in the joint interoperability environment that is Northern Edge 2015.

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AF releases vision for development of autonomous systems

Posted  June 24, 2015

The Air Force released a vision document June 22 written by its former chief scientist which helps define a path to increased and effective autonomy. Autonomous Horizons, authored by Dr. Mica Endsley, provides direction and guidance on the opportunities and challenges in the development of autonomous systems for Air Force operations, and encourages those building…

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