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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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LONGBOW LLC receives $89 million contract for Apache radar upgrades

Posted  July 14, 2016

The U.S. Army awarded the LONGBOW Limited Liability Company an $89.8 million contract to upgrade the Apache attack helicopter’s LONGBOW Fire Control Radar. The LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.  The contract includes the production of 84 Radar Electronics Units as well as software upgrades. Production at Lockheed Martin’s…

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Carter offers details on troop deployment, Iraq campaign

Posted  July 14, 2016

DOD photograph by PO1 Tim D. Godbee Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with service members during a troop event in Baghdad, July 11, 2016. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and one of his senior commanders offered some details about the role of the 560 additional U.S. troops the Defense Department announced yesterday will deploy to Iraq…

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Boeing, Airbus offer rosy outlooks for aircraft demand

Posted  July 14, 2016

Boeing and Airbus offered upbeat forecasts July 11 for the aircraft market over the next 20 years, trying to tamp down worries that a long boom in plane-making could be ending. The world’s top plane makers see demand driven by a growth in travel, especially in Asia, leading to a doubling of the world’s aircraft…

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Scout snipers, Marines with VMM-164 conduct initial fast-rope training

Posted  July 14, 2016

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 164 “Knightriders” supported initial fast-rope training with scout snipers of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016.

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U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $291 million for AIM-9X

Posted  July 14, 2016

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $291 million contract award for production of the AIM-9X Sidewinder® missile, one of the most advanced infrared-tracking, short-range, air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles in the world. The contract is for All Up Round Tactical Full Rate Production Lot 16 of the Block II missiles for the U.S. Navy, Air…

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