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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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Boeing opens collaborative autonomous systems lab in Missouri

Posted  July 1, 2016

Boeing June 30 opened a new research laboratory to test hardware and software that will make a new generation of autonomous air, sea and land vehicles work together more effectively as a team or unit. The lab will serve as the company’s leading location for collaborative autonomous technology development with academic institutions and research partners,…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  July 1, 2016

Spending time with the Aerotech crew this weekend at their production retreat to plan for the future I was inspired by all the great ladies that make the publication what it is today -- a success!

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News Briefs – July 1, 2016

Posted  July 1, 2016

Russian defense minister promises response to NATO’s buildup Russia’s defense minister says the military will respond in kind to NATO’s buildup near Russian borders. Sergei Shoigu said June 29 the deployment of additional NATO units and weapons in Eastern Europe “has undermined strategic stability.” He voiced concern that NATO’s activities near Russia’s borders could expand…

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Headlines – July 1, 2016

Posted  July 1, 2016

Business UK defense industry seeks ‘bold’ government backing after Brexit vote – The UK needs to quickly signal it will support the aerospace, defense and other industries and not wait for the completion of negotiations with the European Union to act, according to the chief executive of ADS, Inc., the country’s leading trade body in…

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Contract Briefs

Posted  July 6, 2016

Army   Kinley Construction Co., Arlington, Texas, (W9128F-16-D-0021); Cape Environmental Management Inc., Norcross, Ga., (W9128F-16-D-0022); Weston Solutions Inc., West Chester, Penn., (W9128F-16-D-0023); Gilbane Federal, Calif., (W9128F-16-D-0024); CB&I Federal Services LLC, Alexandria, Va., (W9128F-16-D-0025); KNK-Cape JV1 LLC, Orlando, Fla., (W9128F-16-D-0026); Structural Associates Inc., East Syracuse, N.Y., (W9128F-16-D-0027); Reliable Contracting Group LLC, Louisville, Ky., (W9128F-16-D-0028); Silver Mountain…

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