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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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News Briefs – July 29, 2016

Posted  July 29, 2016

Northrop Grumman tops second quarter forecasts Northrop Grumman on July 27 reported second-quarter net income of $517 million. On a per-share basis, the Falls Church, Virginia-based company said it had net income of $2.85. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $2.60 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts…

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Headlines – July 29, 2016

Posted  July 29, 2016

News Is this the end of the Jumbo Jet? – For decades it was the largest passenger aircraft in the skies, earning it the affectionate nickname of the Jumbo Jet.     Space The voices of the cosmos – The universe is full of supermassive black holes that send out powerful X-rays over a scale…

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Defense

Air Force researching advanced manufacturing techniques for aircraft parts replacement

Posted  August 1, 2016

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $10 million research project for refining the efficiency of Air Force aircraft part replacement to America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, located in Youngstown, Ohio. This will be the first project under a new five-year cooperative agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory and America…

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Space

NASA orders second SpaceX crew mission to ISS

Posted  August 1, 2016

NASA took another important step July 29 in returning U.S. astronaut launches from U.S. soil with the order of a second post-certification mission from commercial provider SpaceX in Hawthorne, Calif. Commercial crew flights from Florida’s Space Coast to the International Space Station will restore America’s human spaceflight launch capability and increase the time U.S. crews…

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AM General to build 1,673 HMMWVs

Posted  August 1, 2016

AM General has been awarded a $356,213,318 contract to manufacture and deliver 1,673 HMMWVs to the U.S. government for further delivery to the Afghanistan National Army and Police. The contract calls on AM General to deliver 1,259 -M1151A1B1 HMMWVs and 414 — M1152 A1B2 HMMWV models. Vehicle manufacturing will commence at the AM General Military…

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