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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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NASA completes review of first SLS, Orion Deep Space exploration mission

NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.


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BAE Systems rolls out first Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 to U.S. Marine Corps

Posted  December 14, 2016

BAE Systems rolled out the first of 16 Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 prototypes to the U.S. Marine Corps in a ceremony Dec. 13 at the company’s York, Penn., facility. BAE Systems’ ACV 1.1 offering is a fully amphibious, ship-launchable and ship-recoverable 8×8 wheeled combat vehicle. “BAE Systems has a long-standing legacy of supporting the…

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Defense

33rd FW wheels up at Checkered Flag

Posted  December 14, 2016

The Eglin Air Force Base’s 33rd Fighter Wing deployed six F-35A Lightning II and 95 personnel to Checkered Flag 17-1 at Tyndall AFB, Fla., Dec. 5- 19.

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates live distributed connectivity between RAAF simulators, U.S.-based test lab

Posted  December 14, 2016

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman has demonstrated live distributed connectivity between Royal Australian Air Force simulators and a U.S.-based test lab. Northrop Grumman Australia, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, successfully provided a proof-of-concept demonstrating the value of a distributed network environment between two Royal Australian Air Force simulators and a Northrop Grumman test lab providing…

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Army crowdsources ideas for innovation

Posted  December 14, 2016

In October, the Army launched Army Ideas for Innovation, or AI2, a digital crowdsourcing program that solicits ideas for how the Army can become more innovative. Any member of the Department of Defense community with a CAC card can participate. AI2 is located at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/ai2. “AI2 provides a platform for unleashing the creativity of the…

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F-16CM Thunderbird accident investigation report released

Posted  December 14, 2016

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz Maj. Alex Turner, Thunderbird 6, performs a sneak pass over the crowd during the March Air Reserve Base Airfest “Thunder Over the Empire” air show at March ARB, Calif., April 17, 2016. A throttle trigger malfunction and inadvertent throttle rotation resulted in an F-16CM being destroyed upon…

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