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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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Boeing Oklahoma City expansion grows facilities, business presence

Boeing broke ground July 29 on a new 290,000 square-foot facility with space for approximately 800 employees.

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NTSB concludes SpaceShipTwo flight test accident investigation

Virgin Galactic photograph WhiteKnightTwo and the first SpaceShipTwo during a captive carry test flight over the Mojave Desert. MOJAVE, Calif.–The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded the investigation of the Oct. 31, 2014, Scaled Composites SpaceShipTwo flight test accident. The NTSB is finalizing the final recommendations and probable causes. At the time of the accident,…

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U.S., Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria train together at Rapid Trident 2015

Under the hot Ukrainian sun, soldiers from the United States, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria rehearsed reacting to contact as part of their situational training during the multi-national Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, here, July 21.

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Astronaut Stephen Frick retires from NASA

Astronaut Stephen Frick has retired from NASA to accept a position in the private sector. Frick, who flew as both a shuttle pilot and commander, left the Agency July 13. Steve has been a great asset to the astronaut office and NASA, and we are sad to see him leave, said Chris Cassidy, chief of…


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U.S. advisers arrive in Iraq to begin sssessment

Posted  June 25, 2014

The first U.S. service members ordered to Iraq to help the Iraqi military counter a terrorist threat have arrived in the country, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said June 24. About 90 troops have arrived in Baghdad, where they will join some 40 others attached to the U.S. Embassy to establish assessment…

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin contract for SBIRS missile defense satellites

Posted  June 25, 2014

The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.86 billion fixed-price contract to complete the production of the fifth and sixth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellites, known as GEO-5 and GEO-6, for the Space Based Infrared System.

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Arotech Battery, Power Systems division unveils new hybrid power system

Posted  June 25, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Arotech Corporation announced June 25 a new Man Portable Hybrid Power Management System that its Battery and Power Division’s UEC Electronics subsidiary unveiled to the United States Department of Defense. This latest 3.5kW system is a prototype which satisfies an upcoming solicitation for the Mobile Electric Hybrid…

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Parachutes for NASA’s Orion spacecraft hit no snags in most difficult test

Posted  June 25, 2014

NASA completed the most complex and flight-like test of the parachute system for the agency's Orion spacecraft June 25.

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100th anniversary of start of World War I approaches

Posted  June 25, 2014

ìOne day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans.î This prophecy, from German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, came in 1888, and he was spot on. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Duchess Sophie, were visiting Sarajevo, the…

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AEHF-3 protected communications payload, built by Northrop Grumman, completes on orbit testing ahead of schedule

Posted  June 25, 2014

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.†- The protected communications payload built by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Air Force’s third Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite has completed on orbit testing ahead of schedule without any discrepancies, matching the high performance levels of others the company has provided. Launched Sept. 18, 2013, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V…

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Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

Posted  June 25, 2014

Army photograph by SFC Josh Edson Soldiers of the 501st Special Troops Battalion go on a ruck march June 19, 2014, at Camp Carroll, South Korea. Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh has signed a directive authorizing more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army. This authorization…

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NASA completes testing on 3-D printer

Posted  June 25, 2014

A 3-D printer that astronauts call their version of a "Star Trek" replicator has just completed a series of tests at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., verifying it is ready to be launched to the International Space Station later this year.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tests engine made entirely with additive manufacturing

Posted  June 25, 2014

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on a Bantam demonstration engine built entirely with additive manufacturing. The tests were a key step in the development of a more cost-effective engine family for booster, upper-stage and in-space propulsion. “The demonstration of this engine, made completely with additive manufacturing, is another…

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Former Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for fierce battle in Afghanistan

Posted  June 25, 2014

Facing almost certain death during an enemy assault in Afghanistan, a gravely injured Ryan Pitts, then a sergeant, fiercely fought on, keeping an observation post and fallen soldiers around him from ending up in enemy hands.

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