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Boeing, Embraer to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator technology tests

Boeing and Embraer S.A. announced June 30 that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance.

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Tactical reconnaissance vehicle project eyes hoverbike for defense

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle, or TRV, concept for nearly nine months and is evaluating the hoverbike technology as a way to get Soldiers away from ground threats by giving them a 3-D capability. The Army is interested in this disruptive technology because it has the…

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Upgraded AWACS platform tested at Northern Edge

Calmly soaring at 30,000 feet in the midst of nearly 100 fighters, bombers and refueling tankers executing a battle scenario, an E-3G Sentry (AWACS) surveys every aircraft in a 300-mile radius, calling out commands, verifying target hits and sending aircraft back home safely.

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5,000 days of war

It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries, and long separations from family, friends and home.

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Navy’s new aircraft launch system tested on future carrier CVN 78

With the successful launch of the first test sled from the starboard bow catapult, Naval Air Systems Command continued to make history June 16 with the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System aboard the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).


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T-20 UAV reaches high altitude mark

Posted  August 12, 2013

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Arcturus T-20 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flew to an altitude of 23,500 feet MSL during a training flight at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, Wyo. The previous altitude record for the T-20 was 15,000 MSL set at Edwards AFB, Calif. No special modifications to the aircraft were needed. The…

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Raytheon awarded contract for third Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite

Posted  August 12, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon has received a contract from NASA to develop a Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 spacecraft. This is the third VIIRS unit Raytheon has been contracted to build. JPSS is a joint program of NOAA and NASA that provides critical observations…

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XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement system may lose ‘X’ by next August

Posted  August 12, 2013

The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement weapon system is now in development. But by this time next year, the system may have moved into low-rate initial production and if so, will lose the experimental “X” prefix. Lt. Col. Shawn Lucas, the PEO Soldier program manager for individual weapons at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., said the XM25…

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Endangered species thrive on U.S. military ranges

Posted  August 12, 2013

The sign leaves no doubt about the risk in entering the steep seaside hills that North America’s rarest bird calls home: “Danger. Boom. Explosives. Unexploded Ordnance and Laser Range in Use. Keep Out.” Despite the weekly explosions that rock this Navy-owned island off the Southern California coast, the San Clemente Island loggerhead shrike has been…

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TAT Technologies awarded $6.2 million contract with Lockheed Martin

Posted  August 12, 2013

TAT Technologies Ltd. reported Aug. 12 it received a Requirements Contract with a Master Purchas Order from Lockheed Martin for the procurement of the F-16 tactical aircraft’s emergency power unit and additional related components. Total value of the contract may reach $6.2 million through Dec. 31, 2018. TAT Technologies is a leading provider of services…

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New devices keep Army communications safe

Posted  August 12, 2013

Project Director, Communications Security is moving closer to fielding a new handheld device which will be used to deliver electronic keys to secure the Army's phone, radio, computer and satellite networks.

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Lockheed Martin receives $223 million M-TADS/PNVS contract for Republic of Korea Apaches

Posted  August 12, 2013

Lockheed Martin has received a $223 million contract to provide the Republic of Korea with Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor systems for the nationís AH-64E Apache helicopter. South Korea is the 12th international customer to purchase the M-TADS/PNVS-equipped Apache attack helicopter. The contract includes 36 M-TADS/PNVS systems and spares, with production through…

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Marine missing from Korean War identified

Posted  August 12, 2013

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Aug. 9 that the remains of a service member, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Marine Corps Pfc. Jonathan R. Posey Jr., 20, of Dallas, will be buried Aug. 12 in Arlington…

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DOD, VA establish two multi-institutional consortia to research PTSD, TBI

Posted  August 12, 2013

In response to President Obama’s Executive Order, the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs highlighted Aug. 10 the establishment of two joint research consortia, at a combined investment of $107 million to research the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury over a five-year period. “VA is proud to join…

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Northrop Grumman completes common infrared countermeasure preliminary design review

Posted  August 12, 2013

Northrop Grumman has achieved another major milestone in developing equipment to defend helicopters against man-portable air defense systems and other heat-seeking munitions. With the completion of the Common Infrared Countermeasure Preliminary Design Review July 25, Northrop Grumman presented the U.S. Army with a system design that surpasses the program’s weight and electrical power requirements and…

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