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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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An eye for an eye

Posted  November 14, 2016

An aircraft accelerating down the runway with 8,500 pounds of thrust and a wingspan greater than a Boeing 737 is inherently dangerous. The danger is amplified when the pilot isn’t even located on board the aircraft.

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Adaptive flight control testing benefits TPS, university students

Posted  November 14, 2016

A recent test management project helped not only to validate an adaptive flight control system, but provided valuable educational experience to military and university students.

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GA-ASI conducts first flight of Avenger Extended Range

Posted  November 14, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Nov. 10 the successful first flight of its new Avenger® Extended Range aircraft, an extended range version of its multi-mission jet-powered Predator® C Avenger which has accumulated more than 13,000 flight hours to date.

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$12.9 billion, 4.5 acres: Navy’s next-generation aircraft carrier

Posted  November 14, 2016

http://interactives.ap.org/2016/uss-gerald-ford/ NEWPORT NEWS, Va.–The Navy refers to its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, as “4.5 acres of sovereign U.S. territory.” The $12.9 billion warship — the first of the Navy’s next generation of aircraft carriers — is in the final stages of construction after cost overruns and a delay of more than…

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Life after military service

Posted  November 14, 2016

According to a 2014 study by the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are over 19 million veterans throughout the United States and its territories.

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