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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Dream Chaser tests ongoing at Armstrong

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft continued testing at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 17. The craft underwent ground tests designed to check braking performance, and guidance, navigation and control systems. As part of the test, the Dream Chaser was towed along the runway on its two main landing gear wheels and…

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Advanced navigation system developed through Air Force agreement

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Locata Corporation delivered a highly accurate navigation system that performs in wide-area GPS jamming environments caused by electronic warfare.

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In Gulf of Mexico, NASA evaluates how crew will exit Orion

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land.

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.


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Business

Airbus profits down; gearbox troubles in military plane

Posted  May 2, 2016

Airbus Group said April 28 it’s facing a “challenging year” after troubles surfaced with a gearbox on the A400M military transporter and export credit agencies suspended financing for the plane-maker. Despite a problematic first quarter, the company is maintaining its forecast for growth in plane orders and deliveries over 2016. The parent of European plane-maker…

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Lockheed Martin, Daewoo sign agreement to build multi-mission combat ships

Posted  May 2, 2016

Lockheed Martin and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering have signed a comprehensive teaming agreement to partner on the Multi-mission Combat Ship, which is based on a DSME hull design and intended for the corvette market.

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Veterans

Retired general hoping to restore trust in Wounded Warrior

Posted  May 2, 2016

Retired Maj. Gen. Charles Fletcher’s military career brought him to Jacksonville to help manage a global network for moving military equipment to hot spots and bases. He’s back now on a new mission with a military angle, but his task is harder to quantify. The Wounded Warrior Project’s board picked Fletcher to step in as…

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Boeing 737 MAX makes first international journey for flight testing

Posted  May 2, 2016

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 has marked a key achievement after completing high altitude flight testing in La Paz, Bolivia. It’s the first international trip for the 737 MAX flight-test fleet. The airport’s 13,300-foot (4,050-meter) altitude tested the MAX’s capability to take off and land at high altitudes, which can affect overall airplane performance. “The…

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KC-135 crews support KC-46A testing missions

Posted  May 2, 2016

Navy photograph by PO1 Christopher Okula The KC-46A program’s first test aircraft, EMD-1, conducts tests of aircraft acceleration and vibration exposure while flying in receiver formation at various speeds and altitudes behind the KC-135 Stratotanker. ( Sixty-year-old KC-135 Stratotankers from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, recently supported the new KC-46A Pegasus testing and evaluation missions…

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