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Army researcher’s interest in robotics leads to innovative device

Army photograph by Doug LaFon Dan Baechle, left, from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Multifunctional Materials research team, has created a laboratory prototype of a device he designed to sense and damp out arm tremors for Army marksmanship training. Robotic exoskeletons have been a science fiction theme and an engineering feat since the 1960s. Practical…

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Pave Hawk maintainers keep rescue birds flying

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Joseph Swafford Airman Joshua Herron, a 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit HH-60 Pave Hawk crew chief, completes a 50-hour inspection on a Pave Hawk at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 28, 2015. The 41st EHMU ensures Pave Hawks on Bagram Airfield are prepared for flight and returned to a mission-ready state…

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B-52s demonstrate strategic reach

Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Raughton A B-52H Stratofortress is marshalled to a stop at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., after a 44-hour sortie July 2, 2015. Aircrew members and two B-52s from Barksdale AFB’s 96th Bomb Squadron flew a round-trip mission to Australia where they integrated with Royal Australian Air Force ground forces…

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Boeing, Embraer to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator technology tests

Boeing and Embraer S.A. announced June 30 that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance.

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Tactical reconnaissance vehicle project eyes hoverbike for defense

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle, or TRV, concept for nearly nine months and is evaluating the hoverbike technology as a way to get Soldiers away from ground threats by giving them a 3-D capability. The Army is interested in this disruptive technology because it has the…


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Upgraded AWACS platform tested at Northern Edge

Posted  July 2, 2015

Calmly soaring at 30,000 feet in the midst of nearly 100 fighters, bombers and refueling tankers executing a battle scenario, an E-3G Sentry (AWACS) surveys every aircraft in a 300-mile radius, calling out commands, verifying target hits and sending aircraft back home safely.

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Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod™ takes to skies

Posted  July 2, 2015

Lockheed Martin photograph by Randy Crites Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod recently completed its first flight test, successfully tracking multiple airborne targets while flying on an F-16 in Fort Worth, Texas. Legion Pod was integrated onto the F-16 without making any hardware or software changes to the aircraft. Additional flight tests on the F-16 and F-15C…

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First Marine graduates Air Force’s F-35 intelligence course

Posted  July 2, 2015

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Marleah Robertson Marine Corps 1st Lt. Samuel Winsted, an F-35B Lightning II intelligence officer, provides a mock intelligence briefing to two instructors during the F-35 Intelligence Formal Training Unit course June 17, 2015, on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Winsted will serve in a critical role assisting the Marine Corps’…

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Raytheon wins U.S. Army contract award

Posted  July 2, 2015

Will provide R&D for ground vehicles, ground robotics The U.S. Army Contracting Command ñ Warren recently awarded Raytheon the TACOM Strategic Service Solutions indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. The five-year multiple-award vehicle has a ceiling value of $634 million. The agreement covers future work on sensors, fire control systems, active protection systems, and robotics and autonomous…

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft stays course to Pluto

Posted  July 2, 2015

Images courtesy of NASA/JHU-APL/SwRI These images show the difference between two sets of 48 combined 10-second exposures with New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) camera, taken at 8:40 UTC and 10:25 UTC on June 26, 2015, from a range of 21.5 million kilometers (approximately 13 million miles) to Pluto. The known small moons, Nix,…

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Lockheed Martin’s EW pod delivers proven ability to protect, control electromagnetic spectrum

Posted  July 2, 2015

Lockheed Martin is testing an electronic warfare pod in the company’s advanced anechoic chamber. The pod is designed to fit a variety of platforms, and is a self-contained electronic warfare package, encompassing an entire suite of capabilities in one unit.  Electronic warfare is the art and science of controlling the electromagnetic spectrum—from jamming enemy communications…

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5,000 days of war

Posted  July 2, 2015

It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries, and long separations from family, friends and home.

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Navy’s new aircraft launch system tested on future carrier CVN 78

Posted  July 2, 2015

With the successful launch of the first test sled from the starboard bow catapult, Naval Air Systems Command continued to make history June 16 with the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System aboard the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

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Northrop, Navy successfully conduct E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aerial refueling CDR

Posted  July 2, 2015

Northrop Grumman along with the U.S. Navy have successfully conducted the critical design review for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling system.

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List of events – July 2015

Posted  July 2, 2015

July 3 — Project Dragonfly – i4is Student Laser-Sail Design Competition Workshop, London, United Kingdom www.bis-space.com/2015/06/09/14793/project-dragonfly-i4is-student-laser-sail-design-competition-workshop July 3-5 — 3rd UNISEC-Global Meeting, Tokyo, Japan www.unisec-global.org/ July 3-8 — International Symposium and Workshop on Astrochemistry, Campinas, Brazil www1.univap.br/gaa/iswa/ July 3-9 — 27th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, London, United Kingdom www.iop.org/events/scientific/conferences/calendar/index.html#/?i=1 July 4-10 —…

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