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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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Sikorsky opens testing facility for Combat Rescue Helicopter

Posted  December 7, 2016

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has inaugurated a new Systems Integration Lab to begin testing key systems for the Combat Rescue Helicopter, the new aircraft being built for the U.S. Air Force.  The SIL encompasses 2,500 square feet located within the company’s main manufacturing facility in Stratford, Connecticut. The SIL complex includes four laboratories for testing…

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On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, remembering the tragedy

Posted  December 7, 2016

In the decades that followed World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor had faded somewhat in the American public's memory.

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Headlines – December 5, 2016

Posted  December 5, 2016

News Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense – Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, the president-elect announced Dec. 1, selecting a former senior military officer who has said that responding to “political Islam” is the major security issue facing the…

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News Briefs – December 5, 2016

Posted  December 5, 2016

Carter: U.S., partners need to stay in Iraq after IS defeat Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the American military, along with its international partners, will need to remain in Iraq even after the expected defeat of the Islamic State group. Carter said Dec. 3 the U.S. and its coalition partners must, in his words, “endure…

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Deputy Defense Secretary praises innovation after Raytheon, Boeing visits

Posted  December 5, 2016

Defense Department recommendations in the president’s fiscal year 2018 budget heavily emphasize increased munitions acquisitions, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said Dec. 4.

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