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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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SecAF highlights ‘state of force’ at AFA conference

Posted  September 18, 2012

In his keynote address at the 2012 Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley discussed major service accomplishments over the last 12 months and the Air Force’s strategic way ahead. Donley said the Air Force’s budget plans reflect both priorities…

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U.S. Military Academy seeks to enhance science, technology ties

Posted  September 18, 2012

The U.S. Military Academy produces 19 percent of the Army's officers each year, but officials said they account for 75 percent of those with STEM degrees - Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics.

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Marine Corps Heritage Foundation accepting annual award submissions

Posted  September 18, 2012

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is now accepting submissions for its annual awards program. Each year the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation presents awards honoring the outstanding, creative work of individuals in preserving and promulgating the Marine Corps’ history, traditions and culture. Marines and civilians alike may submit their own entries or the distinguished work of…

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Lockheed Martin wins role on major U.S. Army sustainment services program

Posted  September 18, 2012

The U.S. Army Sustainment Command selected Lockheed Martin to compete for future opportunities to provide maintenance operations, supply support and transportation services through its new Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise program. The Army’s Directorate of Logistics organizations, as well as other groups within the branch, will be able to use EAGLE for sustainment services, including…

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Navy will invite China to Pacific Rim exercise

Posted  September 18, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and his Chinese counterpart, Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie, told reporters in Beijing, China, Sept. 18 they see progress and room for growth in the two nations’ military relationship. During a news conference following small- and large-group meetings the two attended this morning, Panetta said he informed the general today…

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Navy awards General Dynamics $94 million to plan USS Miami fire restoration

Posted  September 17, 2012

The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $94 million contract for advance planning and preliminary execution of fire-restoration efforts on USS Miami. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The USS Miami was damaged in a fire in May while it was in dry dock at the Portsmouth Naval…

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Northrop Grumman signs teaming agreement with KUKA Systems Corporation North America for T-X

Posted  September 17, 2012

Northrop Grumman has signed an exclusive teaming agreement with Detroit-based KUKA Systems Corporation North America, a commercial automation and assembly line integrator, to help design the assembly line for the U.S. Air Force Trainer X program. Northrop Grumman is the manufacturing partner on the BAE Systems Hawk Advanced Jet Training System team that is pursuing…

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News Briefs – September 17, 2012

Posted  September 17, 2012

Neil Armstrong, first to walk on moon, buried at sea The first man to walk on the moon has been buried at sea. NASA says Neil Armstrong’s cremated remains were buried in the Atlantic Ocean Sept. 14 during a ceremony aboard the USS Philippine Sea. Armstrong was a Navy fighter pilot before joining the space…

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Air Force achieve key milestones for command, control modernization program

Posted  September 17, 2012

The U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed an integrated baseline review and an interim design review for the Air Operations Center Weapon System modernization program. The successful events mean the AOC Weapon System program is ready to enter the design phase. The baseline review, concluded on July 12, established a mutual understanding…

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Raytheon awarded second low-rate initial production contract for US Air Force F-15E Radar Modernization Program

Posted  September 17, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon has been awarded its second contract from Boeing Company for low-rate initial production of active electronically scanned array radar systems for the U.S. Air Force F-15E Radar Modernization Program. Raytheon’s APG-82(V)1 AESA radar can simultaneously detect, identify and track multiple air and surface targets at longer ranges than the APG-70…

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