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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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Air Force lab investigating microscopic crack formation for aircraft

Posted  August 31, 2016

The B-52 is one of the oldest legacy aircraft in the Air Force. Since the 1950s, this aircraft has led the force in its dominance as the world’s best. However, just as humans begin to age, so do aircraft. Repeated loading and unloading, changes in air pressure, exposure to altitude and more, contribute to what…

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USS Eisenhower deployment

Posted  August 31, 2016

Navy photograph by SA Joshua Murray Seaman Gabriela Ramos, from Palmdale, Calif., sews nametags in the canvas and bunting shop of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ike and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the…

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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  August 31, 2016

Army   Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $158,431,341 modification (P00370) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to exercise an option for 14 UH-60 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2016, 2015 and 2010 other funds in the amount of $158,431,341 were obligated at…

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Headlines – August 29, 2016

Posted  August 29, 2016

News Iranian boats escalate confrontations with U.S. Navy – Iranian paramilitaries in the Persian Gulf are ratcheting up their confrontations with U.S. warships in international waters, and the U.S. is taking notice.   Ground Zero in the new Cold War – The fraught frontier between Russia and the NATO-defended Baltics is full of surprises, not…

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News Briefs – August 29, 2016

Posted  August 29, 2016

Navy gets $2.7 billion attack submarine sponsored by Michelle Obama A Connecticut company has delivered to the U.S. Navy an attack submarine that is sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama and will be named for her home state. General Dynamics Electric Boat delivered the submarine that will become the USS Illinois Aug. 27 after more…

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