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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Dream Chaser tests ongoing at Armstrong

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft continued testing at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 17. The craft underwent ground tests designed to check braking performance, and guidance, navigation and control systems. As part of the test, the Dream Chaser was towed along the runway on its two main landing gear wheels and…

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Advanced navigation system developed through Air Force agreement

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Locata Corporation delivered a highly accurate navigation system that performs in wide-area GPS jamming environments caused by electronic warfare.

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In Gulf of Mexico, NASA evaluates how crew will exit Orion

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land.

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.


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News Briefs – January 23, 2017

Posted  January 23, 2017

British leader to meet with Trump to discuss trade, NATO British Prime Minister Theresa May said Jan. 22 she plans to discuss free trade and the importance of the NATO military alliance when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington. The White House’s invitation for May to…

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U. S. Navy awards Raytheon $235 million for Standard Missile-6 production

Posted  January 23, 2017

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company $235 million for Standard Missile-6 all-up round production missiles and spares. Raytheon will begin delivery in 2018. The missiles will be deployed on Aegis cruisers and destroyers to support U.S. Navy fleet operations. The award funds the fourth year of full-rate production for the multi-mission missile, which recently accomplished…

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Individual $8,000 scholarships to be awarded to students from 10 states

Posted  January 23, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the 15th annual Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars competition, which will provide scholarships to students living near Northrop Grumman campuses in 10 states around the country — Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Utah and Virginia. Brochures detailing the eligibility requirements for the scholarship program have been…

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Headlines – January 20, 2017

Posted  January 20, 2017

News Pence: NATO mission ‘will go forward’ – Vice President-elect Mike Pence said the mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will continue as the incoming administration takes office.   Senate panel approves Mattis for defense post – The Senate Armed Services Committee has overwhelmingly approved President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for defense secretary.  …

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News Briefs – January 20, 2017

Posted  January 20, 2017

Israel expands missile defense system with new interceptor Israel says it has expanded a missile defense system with the addition of longer range, more precise interception capabilities. Israel’s Defense Ministry said Jan. 18 it has included the Arrow-3 interceptor into its existing Arrow Weapon System defense shield. The ministry says the addition of Arrow-3 will…

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