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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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Northrop Grumman receives DOD’s Cogswell award for outstanding industrial security program

Posted  August 24, 2016

Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., facility received the prestigious James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award by the Defense Security Service in an awards ceremony, Aug. 17.

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Lockheed Martin to provide an open architecture combat management system for U.S. Navy’s frigates

Posted  August 24, 2016

The U.S. Navy selected Lockheed Martin’s COMBATSS-21 as the combat management system for the Navy’s frigate ship program. COMBATSS-21 is the combat management system in operation on the Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ship. The five-year contract, which is worth up to $79.5 million, covers fiscal years 2016-2021. COMBATSS-21 (COMponent-BAsed Total-Ship System—21st Century) is built from…

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Defense

Army chief of staff wraps up Asia-Pacific tour

Posted  August 24, 2016

Army photograph by SFC Charles E. Burden Gen. Jang Jun-Kyu, Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea Army, shows Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, his headquarters before a meeting in Seoul Aug. 19, 2016. The chief of staff of the Army wrapped up a 10-day tour of the…

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Air Force releases investigation results on F-16C crash

Posted  August 24, 2016

U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa officials have released the results of the accident investigation into the Aug. 11, 2015, crash of a U.S. F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft near the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. At the conclusion of the accident investigation, the board president, Col. Jill A. Long, 603rd Air Operations Center…

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Space

USAF, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman celebrate 100 years of protected satellite communications

Posted  August 24, 2016

When it comes to transmitting sensitive information in highly contested areas, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency system and Milstar satellites are proving their value, achieving 100 years of combined successful operations. Designed as a protected, global network, the first Milstar launched in 1994 aboard a Titan IV rocket. Since then, the constellation has served as…

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