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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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Business

U.S. Navy issues remaining funding for Freedom-variant LCS

Posted  November 30, 2015

The U.S. Navy has issued a Lockheed Martin-led industry team the balance of funding of $279 million for the construction of the future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23). The funding approved by Congress provides the financing required to maintain the cost and schedule of this critical national asset.  Congress provided $79 million in advanced procurement funding for…

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Defense

New facility shows path to future Army training

Posted  November 30, 2015

A team of soldiers and civilians is hammering plywood together and adding off-the-shelf electronics to demonstrate ideas for a new generation of Army training capabilities.

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Space

Aerojet Rocketdyne completes Centennial AJ60 solid rocket booster

Posted  November 30, 2015

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., announced Nov. 30 it has completed its 100th deliverable Solid Rocket Booster, AJ60, for United Launch Alliance in support of the Atlas V launch vehicle program. “This is a tremendous milestone – not just for Aerojet Rocketdyne but for our team of engineers and production personnel…

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Defense

Navy delivers first APKWS units to Jordan

Posted  November 30, 2015

Navy photograph A UH-1Y helicopter fires an Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System. The Navy and industry partner BAE Systems recently shipped 110 Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System units to Jordan for integration on its CASA CN-235 light gunship aircraft. Jordan is the first international partner to receive APKWS, a laser-guided rocket that can destroy targets…

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News

Headlines – November 25, 2015

Posted  November 25, 2015

News: Houston, you may have a problem – In the battle to create a reusable rocket, Jeff Bezos has just dealt Elon Musk’s SpaceX a magnificent and unexpected blow.     Business: U.S. approves $1.2 billion Global Hawk Sale to Japan – The U.S. Department of State has approved a potential sale of three Northrop…

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