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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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U.S. News

President urges national moment of remembrance on Memorial Day

Posted  May 27, 2016

DOD photograph by PO1 Daniel Hinton President Barack Obama bows his head after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015. In issuing his Memorial Day proclamation yesterday, President Barack Obama urged all Americans to observe a National Moment of…

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Perry Aston
Defense

DOD aims to save $1.9 billion through HQ restructuring

Posted  May 27, 2016

The Defense Department is restructuring its headquarters staffs as it looks to save $1.9 billion in a 25 percent reduction of costs.

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News

News Briefs – May 27, 2016

Posted  May 27, 2016

Navy: Two fighter jets collide off NC coast RALEIGH, N.C.–Two Navy jet fighters collided off the coast of North Carolina during a routine training mission May 26, sending four people to the hospital, officials said. The F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters, based in Virginia Beach, Va., collided about 10:40 a.m. off the coast of Cape…

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Headlines – May 27, 2016

Posted  May 27, 2016

News Navy aircrew recovered, receiving treatment after two Super Hornets crash – Two pilots and two flight officers whose jets crashed off the coast of North Carolina May 26 were recovered and are receiving medical attention, according to a Thursday release from Naval Air Force Atlantic.     Business Boeing’s KC-46A tanker braces for another…

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Business

GA-ASI, CBP successfully test airborne detect, avoid system aboard Guardian

Posted  June 1, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced June 1 the successful operational testing of a Detect and Avoid system including GA-ASI’s Due Regard Radar aboard a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Guardian Unmanned Aircraft System, a maritime variant of GA-ASI’s Predator® B RPA. The DAA system also includes Honeywell’s Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System…

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