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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

Sikorsky conducts Combat Rescue Helicopter air vehicle preliminary design review

Posted  May 2, 2016

Lockheed Martin announced May 2 the successful execution of the Combat Rescue Helicopter Program Air Vehicle Preliminary Design Review.

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Business

Boeing publicly discloses 2015 savings from state tax breaks

Posted  May 2, 2016

Boeing announced April 29 that it saved $305 million through state tax breaks last year, marking the first time the company has been required by law to publicly disclose such information. In a statement, the aerospace giant also said it invested more than $13 billion in the state in 2015 — citing tens of millions…

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Business

Insitu establishes commercial business unit

Posted  May 2, 2016

Insitu announced May 2 the formation of a new commercial business unit within its corporate structure.

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India becomes 11th international customer for Longbow LLC’s Apache radar

Posted  May 2, 2016

The U.S. Army has awarded LONGBOW Limited Liability Company a $57.1 million foreign military sale contract to provide the Indian Air Force with Longbow Fire Control Radar systems for their new Apache AH-64E helicopters. LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Under this contract, $57.1 million is obligated to LONGBOW…

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Defense

Resetting the theater to equip rotational forces in Europe

Posted  May 2, 2016

When U.S. Army Europe's size peaked after the Cold War, it contained two corps headquarters, more than six divisions, two armored cavalry regiments, various enabling units, more than 277,000 Soldiers, and four divisions' worth of equipment in pre-positioned unit sets.

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