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Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves soldiers' ability to put artillery on target.

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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter achieves successful first flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, announced May 22 the successful first flight of the S-97 Raider™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability.

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Critical NASA research returns to Earth aboard U.S. SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m., EDT, May 21 with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.

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Soldiers participate during Flags In at Arlington Cemetery

After a long, unseasonably cold and wet day of conducting burial services, about 1,000 Old Guard soldiers made their way across the soggy hills and flats that make up Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to place miniature flags in front of each grave marker, May 21.


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Air Force presents fiscal 2015 budget request

Posted  March 5, 2014

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget request March 4, following similar briefings by the Department of Defense and its sister services. The fiscal 20 15 budget request repositions the force to focus on future challenges and opportunities, while continuing to recover readiness lost during sequestration in fiscal 2013, said Maj. Gen….

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Shape-changing flap arrives for adaptive compliant trailing edge flight tests

Posted  March 5, 2014

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich NASA aircraft technicians Leo and Juan Salazar work on installation of test instrumentation in preparation for installation of the experimental Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge flap on NASA’s modified G-III Aerodynamic Research Test Bed aircraft. A milestone for the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge project at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center occurred…

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Sikorsky, Turkey sign Black Hawk helicopter licensing, manufacturing agreements

Posted  March 5, 2014

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., has signed agreements with the Turkish government and key Turkish aerospace contractors that license Turkey’s aerospace industry to manufacture 109 T-70 helicopters (Turkish variants of Sikorsky’s S-70i™ International Black Hawk helicopter) for operation by the Turkish Government, and to assemble 109 S-70i™ helicopters for Sikorsky. The…

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Headlines – March 3, 2014

Posted  March 3, 2014

News: Rescuers search for fighter jet pilot after crash in Nevada – The U.S. Navy and local authorities were searching March 2 for the pilot of an F/A-18C fighter jet that crashed during a training mission near a Nevada air base, the Navy said.   Business: As Boeing, Airbus factories hum, suppliers get rattled – The world’s…

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Newest Navy warship commissioned in Philadelphia

Posted  March 3, 2014

USS Somerset (LPD 25), the Navy's newest amphibious transport dock ship, commissioned during a formal ceremony at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, March 1.

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News Briefs March 3, 2014

Posted  March 3, 2014

Navy: Fighter jet in Nevada crash ‘total loss’ A fighter jet that crashed during a training exercise in western Nevada is a total loss and the pilot’s condition is unknown, a spokeswoman for the Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, said Sunday. It took rescue crews several hours to reach the site after the 3…

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AEDC team supports new measurement capability for turbine blades and vanes

Posted  March 3, 2014

Courtesy photograph This photo of a phosphor-coated dual vane section of a gas turbine engine, is positioned downstream of the AEDC J85 engine at the University of Tennessee Space Institute Propulsion Research Facility. The luminescence produced by the green laser beam and projected onto the phosphor-coated surface (left) is used to measure surface temperature. The…

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Raytheon awarded $655 million contract for Patriot

Posted  March 3, 2014

Raytheon has received a $655 million contract for new-production fire units of the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System for Kuwait. These units are an addition to the Patriot fire units Kuwait currently owns to counter current and evolving threats. Awarded by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., as a…

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ARL research fellow explores virtual humans research

Posted  March 3, 2014

At the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies, researchers specializing in the art and science of creating an immersive experience work with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to advance interactive simulation-based solutions for training Soldiers, teaching students, treating patients and more. In 1999, the Army and USC joined together to establish the Institute…

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Lockheed Martin IAM employees agree to new four-year contract

Posted  March 3, 2014

Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers ratified a new four-year labor agreement with Lockheed Martin. The new contract was ratified March 2 and became effective today. The new agreement extends to March 4, 2018. It covers more than 4,700 Lockheed Martin employees in seven IAM bargaining units – flight line mechanics,…

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