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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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Navy conducts restrained missile firing test for LCS surface-to-surface missile module

Posted  October 7, 2016

Program Executive Office for Littoral Combat Ships successfully completed a restrained firing test of the Longbow Hellfire missile for the LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module, the Navy announced Oct. 6. The Longbow Hellfire missile has been undergoing developmental testing for incorporation into the SSMM, part of the LCS surface warfare mission package. A major milestone demonstrating…

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Rare XB-47 is home once again

Posted  October 7, 2016

The Edwards Air Force Flight Test Museum recently completed the first phase of a multiple phase effort to save and restore the world’s oldest B-47 medium jet bomber.

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Civil Air Patrol celebrates its 75th anniversary

Posted  October 7, 2016

The Civil Air Patrol celebrates its 75th anniversary in December and members from the Edwards AFB Composite Squadron 84 held an open house Sept. 17 at William J. Fox Airfield to commemorate CAP history, support Wreaths Across America and recruit new members.

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Headlines – October 5, 2016

Posted  October 5, 2016

News Armed drone export standards sought by U.S., dozens of allies – The Obama administration is working with as many as 40 nations to develop principles for the export of armed drones — and unarmed versions configured to carry weapons — in recognition of the booming demand worldwide for pilotless aircraft.   Pentagon fronts bomb…

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News Briefs – October 5, 2016

Posted  October 5, 2016

U.S. service member killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan The U.S. military says a U.S. commando has been killed in Afghanistan after being hit by a roadside bomb while on patrol with Afghan forces in a northeastern province bordering Pakistan. U.S. forces have been conducting counterterror operations with Afghan troops against Islamic State militants in…

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