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Lockheed Martin successfully tests design changes for Orion spacecraft’s fairing separation system

Lockheed Martin engineers have successfully completed testing of design changes made to the NASA Orion spacecraft’s fairing separation system. These changes resulted from data collected during Orion’s first test flight Dec. 5, 2014.

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CH-46 ‘Phrog’ makes its last hop

It’s the last hop for the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter commonly known as the “Phrog.”

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Surface-to-surface missile test for LCS successful

Engineering development tests of modified Longbow Hellfire missiles for use on littoral combat ships were successfully conducted in June the Navy reported July 30.

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NASA’s Spitzer confirms closest rocky exoplanet

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system, larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data.

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New interrogation system installed on AWACS, more in pipeline

Out with the old, in with the new, at least that's the case for the existing interrogation system found on E-3 Sentry AWACS.


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B61 undergoes testing in AEDC wind tunnel

Posted  July 21, 2014

A test conducted in Arnold Engineering Development Complex's 16-foot transonic wind tunnel supports the design of the newest version of the B61 nuclear bomb.

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New CT scanner finds diverse, important uses for researchers

Posted  July 21, 2014

Army photograph by Charles Kennedy Turning a now-standard tool for medical diagnostics and therapeutics to a host of new applications, the U. S. Army Research Laboratory’s Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate recently acquired a turn-key computed tomography scanner system with funds from the Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program, or JTAPIC. For tests…

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Ingalls Shipbuilding awarded $23.5 million LHA 8 affordability contract

Posted  July 21, 2014

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded an affordability design contract for $23.5 million for early industry involvement to reduce the construction and life-cycle cost for the amphibious assault ship LHA 8. “Ingalls Shipbuilding has been constructing large-deck amphibious ships for nearly 50 years, and this contract will build on our company’s knowledge…

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DOD identifies missing World War II Marine

Posted  July 21, 2014

Marine Corps photograph Marines wounded during the landing on Tarawa in November 1943 are towed out on rubber boats to larger vessels that will take them to base hospitals. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman lost during World War II have been identified and are being…

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Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Posted  July 21, 2014

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for soldiers.

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Weapons School students get first look at upgraded B-1s

Posted  July 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by A1C Alexander Guerrero Maj. Brad Weber checks a screen that displays diagnostic information May 7, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The IBS is a combination of three different upgrades, which includes a Fully Integrated Data Link, a Vertical Situation Display upgrade, and a Central Integrated System upgrade. The VSDU…

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Airman’s remains returned home 62 years after his death

Posted  July 21, 2014

The remains of 17 service members were recovered by the Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command and Joint Task Force team from a 1952 aircraft crash site.

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Lockheed Martin on team to provide ISS mission planning support

Posted  July 21, 2014

As part of an SGT, Inc.-led team, Lockheed Martin will provide mission and flight crew operations support to NASA for the International Space Station and future human space exploration. These support services within the Integrated Mission Operations Contract II are critical to the safe operation of all NASA human spaceflight missions. Under IMOC II, Lockheed…

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A-10 ‘Warthog’ tested in 16-T

Posted  July 21, 2014

Air Force photograph A model of an A-10 Thunderbolt II, more commonly known as “The Warthog” due to its unique shape, recently underwent a pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) test in Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s 16-foot transonic wind tunnel. PSP was used to obtain surface pressure data on the model. The photo above shows a rear view…

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Headlines July 18, 2014

Posted  July 18, 2014

News: Senate panel OKs Pentagon spending bill, but its fate is uncertain – A U.S. Senate panel July 17 approved nearly $550 billion in military spending, while also proposing to keep alive weapon systems the Pentagon wanted to retire. But senior members made clear it may never see the Senate floor.   Business: Pratt, Norway get…

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