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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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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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TPS Class 16A Test Eagles ready to soar to new heights

Posted  December 12, 2016

Twenty new test pilots, flight test engineers and combat systems officers enter the test world Dec. 9 as Class 16A graduates from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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DCS wins $40 million Naval Research Laboratory contract

Posted  December 12, 2016

DCS was awarded an Enhanced Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Sensor and System Capability Development contract Nov. 16, 2016. This single award contract has a 5-year period of performance to provide support to the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Under this contract, DCS will conduct research that will ultimately provide a capability to reduce intelligence…

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Lockheed Martin, ULA encapsulate EchoStar XIX satellite for Dec. 18 launch

Posted  December 12, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph The EchoStar XIX satellite has been encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing. It is scheduled to launch Dec. 18 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 431 rocket contracted through Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services. For encapsulation, EchoStar XIX was connected to an adapter and then enclosed in the four-meter fairing…

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Headlines – December 9, 2016

Posted  December 9, 2016

News California Guard officials acknowledge bonus scandal hurt military’s reputation – California National Guard officials acknowledged their moves to recoup decade-old bonuses from troops has hurt public faith in their operations, but they believe military leaders are on the right path to fixing the problem.     Business Airbus awarded $2.3 billion Canadian search-and-rescue project…

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News Briefs – December 9, 2016

Posted  December 9, 2016

Manila says will not help US on patrols in South China Seas Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says it is highly unlikely the Philippines will allow the U.S. military to use the country as a springboard for its freedom of navigation patrols in the disputed South China Sea to avoid antagonizing China. Lorenzana said Dec. 8…

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