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747 shuttle carrier makes big move to Space Center Houston

To safely move 318,000 pounds of aircraft parts nearly eight miles it will take more than a determined education foundation; in fact Space Center Houston is teaming with 30 public, private and government agencies to "bring the legacy home" - many of whom offered their services at little or no charge.

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NASA satellites show drought may take toll on Congo rainforest

A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.

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It is easy being green Green Hornet team strikes, wins environmental excellence award

Navy photograph The Green Hornet flies over Naval Air Station Patuxent River April 22, 2010. On Earth Day 2010, the Super Hornet became the first Navy aircraft to demonstrate alternative fuel capability using a 50/50 blend of camelina biofuel and the Navy√≠s primary jet fuel, jet propellant (JP)-5. For the seventh consecutive year, the F/A-18…

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Optionally piloted Black Hawk demonstrator helo takes successful first flight

In cooperation with the U.S. Army, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has successfully demonstrated optionally piloted flight of a Black Hawk helicopter, a significant step toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the U.S. Army. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The Optionally Piloted Black Hawk Demonstrator, known as Sikorsky’s Manned/Unmanned Resupply Aerial Lifter…

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Fifth generation Army tank cartridge reports loudly for duty

Army photograph A new tank cartridge was recently tested at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Pictured here are: (from left) Kent Evans, TRADOC Capability Manager – Armored Brigade Combat Team; Kevin Mulligan, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Command; Maj. Juan Santiago, assistant product manager; Lt. Col. Brian Gruchacz Product Manager; Greg Malejko, ARDEC; Steve Peralta, is…


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Boeing begins assembly of first KC-46 tanker aircraft

Posted  June 26, 2013

Boeing workers in Everett, Wash., June 2 loaded the first wing spar for the first U.S. Air Force KC-46A aerial refueling tanker, starting production of that aircraft and achieving another milestone toward delivering 179 tankers during the next 14 years. The KC-46A is based on the commercial 767-200ER, a proven airframe in service as an…

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Centcom undertakes massive logistical drawdown in Afghanistan

Posted  June 26, 2013

Army photograph by 1st Lt. Henry Chan Army Sgt. Andrew Markley, materiel redistribution yard noncommissioned officer for Forward Operating Base Sharana, helps move containers at his facility. Two years ago, as commander of U.S. Forces-Iraq, Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III was marching against a strict Dec. 31, 2011 deadline to complete the largest logistical…

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Lockheed Martin wins U.S. Army helicopter maintenance program

Posted  June 26, 2013

Lockheed Martin has received an aircraft maintenance and logistics contract with an initial funding value of $5 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to provide field and sustainment-level maintenance for U.S. Army helicopters. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will lead the Army’s Regional Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Central Operations at Fort Campbell,…

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Raytheon delivers first NASAMS High Mobility Launcher to Norway

Posted  June 26, 2013

Raytheon has delivered the first High Mobility Launcher for Norway’s National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System to provide Norway with advanced air defense capability. When time is of the essence to protect high-value assets and populations, the HML significantly reduces the time required to transport and ready the system. “The Royal Norwegian Air Force is the…

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Israel receives First C-130J Super Hercules: ‘Shimshon’

Posted  June 26, 2013

Lockheed Martin delivered the State of Israel’s first C-130J Super Hercules airlifter during a ceremony June 26 at its Aeronautics Company’s production facility in Marietta, Ga. This is first of three C-130Js currently on order for the Israeli Air Force, which has operated legacy C-130s since 1971. The IAF has bestowed the nickname “Shimshon” on…

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Northrop Grumman awards two San Gabriel Valley area students $10,000 engineering scholarships

Posted  June 26, 2013

AZUSA, Calif. – Northrop Grumman announced June 25 two winners of its annual Engineering Scholars program for graduating San Gabriel Valley-area high school seniors planning to pursue a career in engineering, computer science, physics or math. Each student will receive $10,000 over four years. “Northrop Grumman is honored to sponsor this scholarship competition that enables…

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Third F-35 for the U.K. Arrives at Eglin Air Force Base

Posted  June 26, 2013

The third Lockheed Martin F-35B Short Takeoff/Vertical Landing Lightning II for the United Kingdom arrived at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 25 where it will be used for pilot and maintainer training. U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Roger Hardy piloted the aircraft known as BK-3 (ZM137) on its 90-minute ferry flight from the Lockheed…

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Lockheed Martin’s final JLTV development vehicle rolls off assembly line

Posted  June 26, 2013

The final Lockheed Martin Joint Light Tactical Vehicle produced for the program’s Engineering, Manufacturing and Development phase has rolled off the assembly line, joining a fleet of previously completed vehicles that will be delivered for government testing and evaluation this summer. The Lockheed Martin team produced a total of 22 JLTV test vehicles, which were…

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Headlines June 26, 2013

Posted  June 26, 2013

News Army lays out plans to remove 80,000 soldiers; base communities brace for impacts The Army announced a massive restructuring of its force Tuesday, slashing 12 combat brigades and affecting military communities from Georgia to Washington state, as it prepares to cut 80,000 active-duty soldiers from its ranks over the next four years. Business Bombardier…

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News Briefs June 26, 2013

Posted  June 26, 2013

U.S. IDs Vietnam War soldier remains The Pentagon says it has accounted for a northern Michigan soldier whose helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War. The POW/Missing Personnel Office said June 25 that Army Spec. 5 John L. Burgess of Suttons Bay was crew chief aboard the helicopter that crashed June 30, 1970. The…

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