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Record-breaking NASA astronaut sets new milestone for time in space

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson flew through the standing record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut at 1:27 a.m., EDT, April 24, and with the recent extension of her stay at the International Space Station, she has five months to rack up a new one.

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Protecting the soldier: U.S. Army orders more Q-53 counterfire radars from Lockheed

Lockheed Martin will manufacture additional AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar systems for the U.S. Army under a $1.6 billion order-dependent contract. The Q-53 radar system supports troops in combat by detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying the location of enemy indirect fire in either 360- or 90-degree modes.

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McConnell tankers enable first F-35 European deployment

When the F-35A Lightning II deployed to Europe for the first time April 15, it was made possible by the backbone of the aerial refueling fleet, the KC-135 Stratotanker.

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Goldfein presents two Air Force Crosses

Two Air Force Crosses were simultaneously presented to Airmen at the special tactics memorial as a result of a service-wide review of medals at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 20, 2017.

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Navy scientists use WWII test tunnel to develop high-energy laser weapons for fleet

The Navy's top laser experts transformed a tunnel crucial to gun range operations during World War II into a vital new capability for testing laser technologies, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) announced April 21.


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Airbus Defence, Space enters solar cell production contract with MicroLink Devices

Posted  May 18, 2016

MicroLink Devices announced that Airbus Defence and Space has issued a production contract for MicroLink’s epitaxial liftoff-based multijunction solar sheets for use on the new Zephyr S platform. The Zephyr platform is a new class of unmanned air vehicle that operates as a high altitude pseudo-satellite enabling affordable, persistent, local satellite-like services. The aircraft runs exclusively…

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Air Force, Navy team up for joint RPA maritime integration training

Posted  May 11, 2016

The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy participated in the annual Fleet Synthetic Training — Joint (FST-J) 16-72, a joint maritime training exercise April 25-29, 2016, at Point Loma Naval Station, San Diego, and Yokosuka, Japan. The exercise provided an opportunity for the two services to integrate MQ-1 Predator capabilities with maritime operations for familiarization…

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Boeing expands pilot training network

Posted  March 29, 2017

Boeing announced March 26, 2017, it has officially launched its global network of Boeing Training Providers to support its Pilot Development Program.

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White Knights and starry skies: Toward commercial space travel

Posted  April 7, 2017

Visitors to the recent Los Angeles County Air Show at Fox Field in Lancaster, Calif., were treated to a presentation by two test pilots from Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS.

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BAE Systems’ Artisan 3D radar system passes sea-based acceptance trials

Posted  January 13, 2017

BAE Systems’ Artisan 3D radar system has successfully completed three years of sea-based trials on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates. Artisan 3D has also been fitted on the new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth which is due into Portsmouth later this year. The radar, which can monitor more than 800 objects simultaneously from 200…

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