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Laser-based aircraft countermeasure provides ‘unlimited rounds’ against MANPADS

The Army expects later this year to reach a Milestone B decision with its laser-based common infrared countermeasures, or CIRCM, defense system program.

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E-9A Widget, one of a kind

The mission of the Air Force is like a highly complex machine. Each piece of the machine is vital to it operating successfully. The E-9A Widget is a very small, yet highly important piece to that machine.

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Orion parachute testing conducted at AEDC NFAC facility

Arnold Engineering Development Complex engineers at the National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex assisted in recent testing of sub-scale parachutes for the next mission of the Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1.

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Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

Northrop Grumman has completed and delivered to The Boeing Company a major subassembly of the first of 12 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

The Navy's Tactical Tomahawk missile underwent a successful production acceptance test March 19 using functional ground test capability at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's Large Rocket Motor Test Facility in Indian Head, Md.


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NASA instruments on European comet spacecraft begin activation countdown

Posted  January 27, 2014

Three NASA science instruments are being prepared for check-out operations aboard the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus in November. Rosetta was reactivated Jan. 20 after a record 957 days in hibernation. U.S. mission managers are scheduled to…

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Hagel vows to restore confidence in nuclear mission

Posted  January 27, 2014

A day after ordering an independent review of the militarys nuclear force amid allegations of cheating on proficiency exams by Air Force officers overseeing the nations ballistic nuclear missiles, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Jan. 24 vowed to restore confidence in the Air Forces nuclear mission. Whatever the factors – historical, institutional, cultural – the Department…

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AF lays to rest an ‘American hero’

Posted  January 27, 2014

Friends, family members, political leaders, former prisoners of war and service members paid their respects as an Air Force Ace was interred at Arlington National Cemetery Jan. 23.

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ATK, Airbus finalize agreement on A350 XWB-1000 variant

Posted  January 27, 2014

ATK has finalized an agreement with Airbus to manufacture and supply composite stringers and frames on the ñ1000 variant of the A350 XWB program. The contract expansion adds to the work already being performed on the A350 XWB program. This agreement is the next step in ATK’s valuable working relationship with Airbus and its partners,…

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Headlines – January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 2014

News: General Dempsey’s ‘failures in leadership’ cited in Benghazi disaster – Congress generally has given the Pentagon a pass on failing to come to the aid of Americans in Benghazi — that is until now. Six Republicans on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, led by Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, have issued a blistering…

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News Brief January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 2014

U.S. commander predicts more suicide attacks The second-ranking U.S. military commander in Afghanistan is predicting more violence like the assault last week on a Kabul restaurant that was the deadliest single attack against foreign civilians in the nearly 13-year war. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon via video-teleconference from his headquarters in Kabul, Army Lt….

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Military chiefs look to NATOs future

Posted  January 24, 2014

The NATO chiefs of defense talked a little bit about today, a little bit about tomorrow, and a little bit about 10 years from now, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said as he returned to Washington Jan. 23 from alliance meetings in Brussels. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey took advantage of the…

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Herschel Telescope detects water on dwarf planet

Posted  January 24, 2014

Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres.

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Resolute Support planning continues, options still open

Posted  January 24, 2014

NATO military leaders are doing all they can to make sure the alliance does not run out of options for the post-2014 NATO mission in Afghanistan, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Jan. 23. During a military chiefs meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and the rest…

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Boeing TDRS-L relay satellite sends first signals from space

Posted  January 24, 2014

Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-L after a successful launch Jan. 23, bolstering the tracking and communications network used by NASA and its customers.

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