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Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves soldiers' ability to put artillery on target.

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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter achieves successful first flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, announced May 22 the successful first flight of the S-97 Raider™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability.

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Critical NASA research returns to Earth aboard U.S. SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m., EDT, May 21 with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.

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Soldiers participate during Flags In at Arlington Cemetery

After a long, unseasonably cold and wet day of conducting burial services, about 1,000 Old Guard soldiers made their way across the soggy hills and flats that make up Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to place miniature flags in front of each grave marker, May 21.


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Boeing, GECAS announce commitment for 10 787-10X Dreamliners

Posted  June 17, 2013

Boeing and GE Capital Aviation Services announced June 17 at the 2013 Paris Air Show a commitment to order 10 787-10X Dreamliners equipped with state-of-art GEnx engines, subject to the 787-10 program launch.

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AAR signs partnering agreement with Boeing to support rotorcraft for Royal Netherlands Air Force

Posted  June 17, 2013

AAR and Boeing have signed a formal partnering agreement that enables AAR to provide component maintenance, repair and overhaul support for Boeing rotorcraft owned and operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The alliance focuses initially on components for the RNLAF’s fleet of Boeing Chinook CH-47s and Apache AH-64s. The AAR /Boeing agreement will leverage…

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Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

Posted  June 17, 2013

Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon that would slowly bring women into thousands of combat jobs, including those in elite special operations forces. Details of the plans were obtained by The Associated Press….

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UTC Aerospace Systems selected by Virgin Atlantic Airways to provide wheels, carbon brakes on Boeing 787-9 fleet

Posted  June 17, 2013

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Virgin Atlantic Airways to supply the wheels, carbon brakes and MRO services for its fleet of 16 new Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The company will provide the equipment through its Wheels & Brakes business in Troy, Ohio. The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in September 2014.  UTC Aerospace…

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NASA’s newest solar mission spacecraft ready for launch

Posted  June 17, 2013

The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph spacecraft is on track for a launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., June 26. IRIS will fill a crucial gap in the ability of scientists to advance Sun-Earth connection studies by tracing the flow of energy and plasma through a dynamic interface region ñ the chromosphere and transition region…

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Javelin Weapon System goes 5-for-5 in Yudh Abhyas trials

Posted  June 17, 2013

As part of the Indian Army and U.S. Army Yudh Abhyas joint exercise, the Raytheon) and Lockheed Martin Corporation Javelin Weapon System proved flawless performance as an anti-tank guided missile. Five Javelin missiles fired from the command launch unit achieved five direct-hits. The Javelins were fired by two U.S. Army gunners from the 82nd Airborne…

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ATK agrees to multi-million dollar contract to produce composite aft fan cases for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97

Posted  June 17, 2013

ATK has announced the award of a contract valued at more than $50 million from Rolls-Royce plc, United Kingdom, to produce aft fan composite cases for the new Trent XWB-97 engine. The contract has the potential to grow to more than $200 million. This Rolls-Royce engine is the sole engine now available to power the…

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Lockheed Martin UK bids For Polish air force aircrew training requirement

Posted  June 17, 2013

London-based Lockheed Martin UK is bidding to create a new state-of-the-art Polish Air Force pilot and aircrew training center in Deblin, Poland. The company has submitted a fully compliant response to a Polish Ministry of Defence tender for a new Integrated Aircrew Training Systems. The aim is to boost Poland’s military aviation safety by introducing…

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UTC Aerospace Systems to provide Qatar Airways with a comprehensive suite of nacelle maintenance services

Posted  June 17, 2013

UTC Aerospace Systems has been chosen by Qatar Airways to provide a comprehensive suite of nacelle maintenance, repair and overhaul services for selected Airbus aircraft operated by the Qatari flag-carrier. The agreement for services covers Airbus A300 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines and A320 airplanes powered by V2500 engines built by International…

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Lockheed Martin, CAE establish Canadian training alliance for F-35 Lightning II

Posted  June 17, 2013

CAE photograph Gene Colabatistto (left), group president, CAE Military Products, Training and Services, and Steve O’Bryan, vice president, Lockheed Martin F-35 Program Integration and Business Development, signed an MOU at the 2013 Paris Air Show. This MOU identifies CAE as a preferred provider of F-35 training support, training system integration, operations and maintenance in Canada….

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