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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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Defense

Air Force agreement helps small business compete in the general aviation industry

Posted  November 22, 2016

A patent licensing agreement and cooperative research and development agreement with the Air Force have been major factors in helping one small business directly compete with the largest aviation companies in the industry.

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Business

Boeing names new senior leaders, launches Integrated Services Business

Posted  November 22, 2016

Boeing photograph Ray Conner Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg Nov. 21 named Kevin G. McAllister president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, succeeding company Vice Chairman Ray Conner in that role. Muilenburg also appointed Stanley A. Deal president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, a new business unit to be formed from the…

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Defense

Advanced structural health monitoring technology for weapon systems is one goal of new AFRL agreement

Posted  November 22, 2016

A new agreement between the Air Force and academia will help advance critical technologies, such as those used to reliably monitor structures of the next-generation munitions airframes and other weapons systems. The Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate recently signed an educational partnership agreement with Iowa State University of Science and Technology. The 28-month agreement…

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News

Headlines – November 18, 2016

Posted  November 18, 2016

News One month in, Iraq still faces grueling urban combat in Mosul – Layers of hastily erected barricades built from rubble and twisted metal trace Mosul’s eastern front line where Iraqi forces and Islamic State group fighters are facing off in the dense neighborhoods and narrow alleyways of the country’s second largest city.    …

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News Briefs – November 18, 2016

Posted  November 18, 2016

U.S. disputes Jordan’s claim that Americans caused shooting The U.S. Embassy in Jordan on Nov. 17 disputed Amman’s claim that U.S. trainers sparked a deadly shooting incident at a Jordanian military base this month by disobeying orders from Jordanian soldiers. The shooting killed three Americans. The three slain Americans were assigned to the 5th Special…

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