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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.


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Headlines – May 20, 2016

Posted  May 20, 2016

News China demands halt to U.S. intelligence – China is telling the United States military to stop gathering intelligence along China’s coast after an incident involving aircraft from the two countries.     Business Boeing disputes Denmark’s F-35 evaluation – Boeing is challenging the Danish government’s recommendation that Denmark select Lockheed Martin’s F-35 for its…

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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  May 23, 2016

Army Distinctive Spectrum Healthcare JV LLC, Largo, Md., (W81K04-16-D-0016); Matrix Providers Inc., Denver, Colol., (W81K04-16-D-0017); Caduceus Healthcare Inc., Atlanta, Ga., (W81K04-16)-D-0018); Defense Civilian Medical Associates LLC, Pikesville, Md., (W81K04-16-D-0019); and Jefferson Government Services LLC,* Austin, Texas (W81K04-16-D-0020), were awarded a $102,000,000 firm-fixed-price shared contract for Army Direct Care Medical Services-Generation Two (ADCMS-G2) physician services.  Bids…

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World News

Russian military shows off its elite aerobatic flying teams

Posted  May 23, 2016

KUBINKA AIR BASE, Russia–The Russian military’s elite aerobatic squadrons have marked their 25-year jubilee with an air show outside Moscow. The Strizhi (the Swifts) aerobatic team flying MiG-29 jets and the Russkiye Vityazi (the Russian Knights) operating the heavier Su-27 fighters performed May 21 before enthusiastic crowds at their home base west of the Russian…

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Defense

Future USS Zumwalt will have San Diego homeport

Posted  May 23, 2016

Navy photograph The future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean to conduct acceptance trials with the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Acceptance Trials are the last significant shipbuilding milestone before delivery of the ship to the U.S. Navy, which is planned for next month. While underway, many of the…

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Business

Boeing, Vietjet finalize Vietnam’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

Posted  May 23, 2016

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company and Boeing have finalized an order for 100 737 MAX 200 airplanes, the largest ever single commercial airplane purchase in Vietnam aviation.

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