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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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Headlines – October 31, 2016

Posted  October 31, 2016

News China finally unveils its J-20 war plane – The war plane will be showcased at the 11th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai this week as Beijing flexes its long-range military muscles.     Business Raytheon to upgrade missile defense radars – Raytheon has been awarded a Missile Defense Agency contract modification…

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News Briefs – October 31, 2016

Posted  October 31, 2016

Air Force applying study of OSU athletes to Special Forces An Air Force laboratory is studying football players and other athletes from Ohio State University in research intended to benefit the players and help researchers understand demands on special forces teams in action. More than 100 wrestlers along with men’s and women’s lacrosse players will…

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Defense

Carter to Implement 3 Recommendations from Defense Innovation Board

Posted  October 31, 2016

Earlier this month Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s new Defense Innovation Board recommended to the department several novel practices for improving innovation at the Pentagon, and today he announced that he would implement three of them.

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Business

Boeing Business Jets unveils BBJ MAX 7

Posted  October 31, 2016

Boeing Business Jets Oct. 31 unveiled the BBJ MAX 7, the newest addition to the BBJ fleet. The BBJ MAX 7 has a range of up to 7,000 nautical miles, opening up key city pairs between Asia, the Middle East and the United States. The BBJ MAX 7 is longer than the original BBJ, providing…

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Defense

F-35 testing begins on USS America

Posted  October 31, 2016

Five Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) Oct. 28, 2016.

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