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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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Business

Raytheon receives first contract to build Naval Strike Missile launchers

Posted  August 17, 2016

Raytheon has received an initial contract to produce Naval Strike Missile launchers at its production facility in Louisville, Ky. The deal ushers in U.S. manufacturing of the Norwegian-developed weapon system. Kongsberg Defence Systems awarded the initial contract for qualification units. The award follows a July announcement that Raytheon will produce NSM launchers in the U.S….

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Astro Aerospace completes NISAR reflector preliminary design review

Posted  August 17, 2016

Astro Aerospace, a Northrop Grumman company, has completed the preliminary design review of the AstroMesh® radar antenna reflector for the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite.

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Space & Technology

NASA unveils new public web portal for research results

Posted  August 17, 2016

Public access to NASA-funded research data now is just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal. The creation of the NASA-Funded Research Results portal on NASA.gov reflects the agency’s ongoing commitment to providing broad public access to science data. “At NASA, we are celebrating this opportunity to extend access…

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Colombians kick off Green Flag East in Louisiana

Posted  August 17, 2016

Forty-five Colombian Airmen and four Colombian Air Force A-29B Super Tucanos are operating from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., as part of Exercise Green Flag East Aug. 15-29.

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Business

Lockheed Martin separates, combines IT and technical services businesses with Leidos

Posted  August 17, 2016

Lockheed Martin has completed the separation of its Information Systems & Global Solutions business segment and merged it with a subsidiary of Leidos Holdings, Inc. The transaction concludes Lockheed Martin’s portfolio reshaping strategy announced last year and was finalized through a tax-efficient Reverse Morris Trust transaction. The merger creates tangible value for both businesses. It…

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