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Boeing, Embraer to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator technology tests

Boeing and Embraer S.A. announced June 30 that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance.

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Tactical reconnaissance vehicle project eyes hoverbike for defense

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle, or TRV, concept for nearly nine months and is evaluating the hoverbike technology as a way to get Soldiers away from ground threats by giving them a 3-D capability. The Army is interested in this disruptive technology because it has the…

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Upgraded AWACS platform tested at Northern Edge

Calmly soaring at 30,000 feet in the midst of nearly 100 fighters, bombers and refueling tankers executing a battle scenario, an E-3G Sentry (AWACS) surveys every aircraft in a 300-mile radius, calling out commands, verifying target hits and sending aircraft back home safely.

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5,000 days of war

It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries, and long separations from family, friends and home.

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Navy’s new aircraft launch system tested on future carrier CVN 78

With the successful launch of the first test sled from the starboard bow catapult, Naval Air Systems Command continued to make history June 16 with the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System aboard the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).


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Social Security launches expedited vet disability process

Posted  March 19, 2014

Social Security claims from veterans with a Veterans Affairs Department disability compensation rating of 100 percent permanent and total have a new process that will treat their applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions. Carolyn W. Colvin, acting Social Security commissioner, said the new process is similar to the way the agency currently handles…

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Former center director Lee Scherer remembered

Posted  March 19, 2014

NASA photograph Members of Lee Scherer’s family join former center director Ken Szalai (left) and current center director David McBride (right) for a group portrait under the X-1E. Present and former directors of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center joined together March 7 to reflect on a life of national service by the late Lee R….

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NASA Armstrong aircraft, exhibits featured at L.A. County Air Show

Posted  March 19, 2014

NASA photograph by Tony Landis NASA’s high-altitude ER-2 aircraft No. 806 lifts off the runway at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif. NASA operates two ER-2s for airborne science research, electronic sensor research and development, satellite calibration and satellite data validation. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center will have a major presence at the inaugural…

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NASA completes this year’s flights in search of climate change clues

Posted  March 19, 2014

NASA's Global Hawk research aircraft returned to its base at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., early morning March 14, marking the completion of flights in support of this year's Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment, a multi-year NASA airborne science campaign.

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Pentagon must focus on insider threat

Posted  March 19, 2014

Reviews triggered by the Washington Navy Yard killings last year have concluded that threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from trusted insiders, and to defeat them the Pentagon must beef up security from within. An independent study and an internal review ordered after the September 2013 massacre and released Tuesday said…

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Obama presents long-overdue Medals of Honor to 24 soldiers

Posted  March 19, 2014

Twenty-four U.S. Army veterans from three wars - World War II, Korea and Vietnam - received upgrades to the highest military decoration for uncommon bravery and gallantry at a White House ceremony May 18.

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Boeing Phantom Swift selected for DARPA X-plane competition

Posted  March 19, 2014

Boeing photograph Phantom Swift, a prototype Boeing initially built in less than a month, has been accepted to be part of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency Vertical Takeoff and Landing X-plane program. DARPA is trying to mature a new aircraft configuration capable of both efficient hover and high-speed cruise. Phantom Swift, a prototype Boeing…

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Headlines – March 17, 2014

Posted  March 17, 2014

News: As Ukraine crisis unfolds, DOD’s options are limited – As the situation in Ukraine continues to worsen, the US and its allies in Europe find themselves with a limited set of options at the same time the Pentagon is trying to plan for potential fallout. NATO websites hit in cyber attack linked to Crimea tension –…

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Luke Air Force Base receives first F-35A Lightning II

Posted  March 17, 2014

Air Force photograph Undersecretary of the Air Force, Eric Fanning, delivers the keynote speech to more than 600 people at the F-35 arrival ceremony at Luke Air Force Base on March 14, 2014.  The first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing was officially delivered during a ceremony attended by dignitaries…

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U.S. Air Force declares initial operational capability for Sniper ATP-SE

Posted  March 17, 2014

The U.S. Air Force has declared initial operational capability for Lockheed Martinís SniperÆ Advanced Targeting Pod – Sensor Enhancement and has now deployed the system to support combat operations in theater. An enhanced configuration of Sniper ATP, Sniper ATP-SE provides U.S. Air Force strike fighter and bomber aircraft with advanced modes for non-traditional intelligence, surveillance…

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