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Kunsan AB hosts Exercise Max Thunder 14-2

Air Force photograph by SrA. Divine Cox A South Korean air force F-15 Strike Eagle lands Nov. 17, 2014, during Max Thunder 14-2 at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy personnel and aircraft are training alongside South Korean air forces in the semi-annual, bilateral training event, which is…

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Lockheed Martin opens Surface Navy Innovation Center

Lockheed Martin has opened the Surface Navy Innovation Center in Moorestown, N.J., to support the development of new technologies for the U.S. Navy. The SNIC is a research, development and demonstration facility that brings together industry, government and academia to design the next generation of capabilities the surface fleet needs to combat evolving threats around…

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Raytheon successfully demonstrates integrated electronic warfare capabilities

Raytheon, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electronic attack system during flight tests at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in October.

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K-MAX Helicopter, Indago Quad Rotor demonstrate firefighting capability

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=53cBlCfLpZg A team of Lockheed Martin and Kaman unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated its ability to aid in firefighting operations. During the demonstration, the Indago quad rotor effectively identified hot spots, and provided data to an operator who directed the unmanned K-MAX helicopter to autonomously extinguish the flames. In one hour, the unmanned K-MAX helicopter lifted…

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Arc-heated facilities at AEDC offer unique test capabilities for hypersonic programs

Air Force photograph This photo shows the arc heater H3 being test fired prior to the installation of a model injection system. The AEDC High Temperature Materials Characterization and Evaluation is unique in capability and is supporting test and evaluation for current and future hypersonic programs. Testing materials, such as those for thermal protection systems,…


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Two U.S. Navy ships collide in Gulf of Aden

Posted  November 21, 2014

MANAMA, Bahrain – Two U.S. Naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden Nov. 20 at 5:26 a.m., GMT, with no injuries to crew members. USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) and USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) collided as they were beginning an underway replenishment operation. Initial reports indicate only minor damage to both…

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Researchers test insect-inspired robots

Posted  November 21, 2014

KMel Robotics photograph These nano-quads are the size that the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Micro-Autonomous Systems Technology consortium of researchers envision. The current state is about as compact as a microwave oven.   Army researchers are finding they have much to learn from bees hovering near a picnic spread at a park. Dr. Joseph Conroy,…

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F-35 and F-22 combine capabilities in operational integration training mission

Posted  November 21, 2014

The U.S. Air Force deployed four F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., to Eglin Air Force Base, earlier this month for the unit's first operational integration training mission with the F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing here.

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NASA announces early stage innovations space tech research grants

Posted  November 21, 2014

NASA image by Eric Stern Advanced thermal protection materials modeling using the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method simulates the flow through porous TPS materials. Research into these sorts of advanced technologies enable the journey to Mars and enable future exploration. NASA has selected 11 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies…

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NASA teams with South Korean agency to further improve air traffic management

Posted  November 21, 2014

NASA photograph Jaiwon Shin, NASAís associate administrator for Aeronautics Research, and Jaeboong Lee, president of the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement, signed an agreement Nov. 17, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea, for future agency cooperation on the development of advanced air traffic management technologies. NASA and the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement have…

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U.S. Navy commemorates C-2 Greyhound’s 50th anniversary of first flight

Posted  November 21, 2014

For nearly 50 years, the C-2A Greyhound has carried passengers, essential supplies and letters from home to U.S. Navy carrier strike groups around the globe.

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Northrop Grumman to upgrade U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps LITENING advanced targeting systems

Posted  November 21, 2014

Northrop Grumman has received an award of $116 million to upgrade AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING Advanced Targeting Systems for the United States military. Under the terms of the existing indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, Northrop Grumman will provide upgrades and spares to the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and Marine Corps. This award will bring…

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GA-ASI advances sense, avoid capability with two new test flights

Posted  November 21, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. Nov. 20 announced two key technological advances related to its ongoing Sense and Avoid system development efforts. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. In collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration and Honeywell, GA-ASI tested a proof-of-concept SAA system,…

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NASA awards launch services contract for Ionospheric Connection Explorer

Posted  November 21, 2014

NASA has selected Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., to provide launch services for the Ionospheric Connection Explorer mission. ICON is targeted to launch in June 2017 from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands aboard a Pegasus XL launch vehicle from Orbital’s “Stargazer” L-1011 aircraft. The total…

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Northrop Grumman introduces Viper 2.1 laser

Posted  November 21, 2014

Northrop Grumman’s Laser Systems business unit has announced its new Viper 2.1 laser, featuring a form factor and interface for use on all directed infrared countermeasure systems. The Viper 2.1 is the latest in the family of Viper lasers designed specifically for DIRCM systems. After five years of funding, development and testing, the Viper 2.1…

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