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Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments

The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said.

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AAR awarded new contract from Bell Helicopter Textron to support T64 engines

AAR announced April 22 that Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. awarded its Defense Systems & Logistics business unit a contract providing warehouse and logistics services in support of upgrading T64 engines for the Bell V-280 Valor technical demonstrator aircraft.

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Last MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific retire

The 17th Special Operations Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, sent off the final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific Air Forces to retire on April 15.

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F-22 test squadron recognizes decorated squadron member, Vietnam hero

Base leaders will always attest to the fact that people are what make Edwards AFB a unique place to work.

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NASA unveils celestial fireworks as official image for Hubble 25th Anniversary

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch April 24, 1990.


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F-22 test squadron recognizes decorated squadron member, Vietnam hero

Posted  April 24, 2015

Base leaders will always attest to the fact that people are what make Edwards AFB a unique place to work.

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Germany’s Jenoptik, Raytheon partner to produce new generators for global Patriot

Posted  April 24, 2015

Raytheon is partnering with the Jenoptik subsidiary Lechmotoren, a part of the Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division, to produce advanced power generators for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system. Under terms of this new contract, Jenoptik will build power plants, power generators, test equipment and spares for one of Patriot’s global partners. Raytheon…

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NASA unveils celestial fireworks as official image for Hubble 25th Anniversary

Posted  April 24, 2015

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch April 24, 1990.

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Boeing tops first quarter profit forecasts, airplane deliveries rise

Posted  April 24, 2015

Boeing delivered more commercial airliners in the first quarter, offsetting sluggish results in the defense side of its business and pushing its first-quarter earnings up 38 percent. The profit topped Wall Street expectations, but revenue was below forecasts, and production costs of the Boeing 787 jet continued to pile up. The shares fell about 4…

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NASA wraps up first green aviation tests on Boeing ecoDemonstrator

Posted  April 24, 2015

NASA/Boeing image NASA’s recent green aviation tests included the Active Flow Control Enhanced Vertical Tail Flight Experiment, for which 31 tiny devices called sweeping jet actuators were installed on the tail of a Boeing 757 ecoDemonstrator aircraft to determine what — if any — impact the devices had on the aerodynamics of the tail. NASA…

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Headlines April 22, 2015

Posted  April 22, 2015

News: Virgin Galactic will fly again – Virgin Galactic hopes to begin testing a new version of SpaceShipTwo by the end of the year according to the company’s chief executive.   Business: Poland selects Patriot, Caracal helos – Poland has selected the U.S. Patriot system and the Airbus Caracal helicopter as the European nation faces an increasingly…

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News Briefs April 22, 2015

Posted  April 22, 2015

U.S. says ship’s mission off Yemen is to protect navigation The White House says the U.S. aircraft carrier heading to the waters off Yemen is there to protect freedom of navigation and commerce. Navy officials said April 20 that the USS Theodore Roosevelt would beef up security following reports of Iranian ships heading toward Yemen,…

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AFRL redesigns mock UAV, ‘Surrogate Predator’

Posted  April 22, 2015

The Air Force Research Laboratory's Surrogate Predator program has given the war fighter a way to train in the U.S. before deploying overseas.

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X-47B demonstrates first autonomous aerial refueling

Posted  April 22, 2015

Northrop Grumman) and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated fully autonomous aerial refueling with the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft April 22, marking the first time in history that an unmanned aircraft has refueled in-flight.

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RDECOM program puts Army scientists shoulder-to-shoulder with Soldiers

Posted  April 22, 2015

For 30 years now, the Army has embedded scientists and technology experts in the field - to ensure the exchange of new technology and the feedback it yields - moves efficiently between the researchers who develop it and the soldiers who use it.

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