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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

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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5,000 days of war

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

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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NASA, partners announce top achievements in space station research

Posted  June 20, 2014

NASA, the American Astronautical Society and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space” have announced 14 awards for the top research and technology achievements of 2013 made possible by the International Space Station. The third annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Chicago this week brought together the best investigators in…

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Exchange of A model Black Hawks generates significant cost savings

Posted  June 20, 2014

The Utility Helicopters Project Office handed over the logbook and keys for three UH-60A Black Hawk aircraft to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation during an aircraft exchange/sale, June 11.

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Ball Aerospace selected to build lens assembly for LSST camera

Posted  June 20, 2014

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to build the optics and support structure, designated as the L1-L2 Lens Assembly, for the camera on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which will sit atop the 8,800 foot tall Cerro Pachon mountaintop in Chile.  Ball Aerospace is teamed with Arizona…

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DOD recovers remains of 17 from 1952 aircraft crash in Alaska

Posted  June 20, 2014

The remains of 17 service members have been recovered from an aircraft that was lost in Alaska more than six decades ago, Pentagon officials announced June 18. On Nov. 22, 1952, a C-124 Globemaster crashed while en route to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, from McChord Air Force Base, Washington, with 11 crew members and…

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Swiftly moving gas streamer eclipses supermassive black hole

Posted  June 20, 2014

An international team of astronomers, using data from several NASA and European Space Agency space observatories, has discovered unexpected behavior from the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548, located 244.6 million light-years from Earth.

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Cadets create MRAP lift, win competition

Posted  June 20, 2014

During the summer of 2013, the Air Force Research Laboratory had a problem that no contractor seemed able to solve.

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Lockheed Martin names VP, domestic business development, operations

Posted  June 20, 2014

Lockheed Martin has appointed John Rood vice president for domestic business development and operations, succeeding John Ward, who announced plans to retire effective Aug. 1. Rood’s appointment is effective June 23. “John Rood has extensive experience and deep knowledge of industry and government,” said Paul Lemmo, senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development….

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‘Workhorse’ becomes first F-35 to achieve 1,000 flight hours

Posted  June 20, 2014

AF-2, the second production F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Air Force, became the first F-35 to reach 1,000 flight hours.

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NASA Aeronautics makes strides to bring back supersonic passenger travel

Posted  June 20, 2014

The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA’s efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms.

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Northrop Grumman awards engineering scholarships to pair of graduating San Gabriel Valley-area students

Posted  June 20, 2014

Northrop Grumman photograph Donovan Gonzales and Bryan Zhong are this year’s recipients of Northrop Grumman’s prestigious Engineering Scholars award, which is given to promising high school seniors in the San Gabriel Valley area interested in pursuing a career in engineering, computer science, physics or math. The recipients of the $10,000 scholarships were honored during the…

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