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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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Northrop Grumman aids navigation of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover

Posted  September 6, 2012

Northrop Grumman supplied the navigation and pointing aid for NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which recently began a historic two-year exploration of Mars.

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Air Force awards Lockheed Martin $152 million Sniper ATP sustainment contract

Posted  September 6, 2012

Lockheed Martin has received a $152 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for Sniper(r) Advanced Targeting Pod sustainment support over a five-year period, beginning in September 2012. The contract transitions legacy Sniper pod sustainment support from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to Warner Robins Air Force Base, Ga. Additional scope includes engineering support,…

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AeroVironment receives $16.5 million of funding from U.S. Army for RQ-11B Raven

Posted  September 6, 2012

AeroVironment, Inc. has received $16,472,298 in additional funding to perform on Aug. 10, 2012, from the United States Army under a contract action with a total projected value of $65,889,191. The company announced the initial $15.8 million funding of that contract action on June 1, 2012. The overall contract action includes RQ-11B Raven systems, new…

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New LEAPS program featured on Aerotech NewsRadio

Posted  September 6, 2012

Photographs by Rebecca Amber Deputy Mike Rust from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Department. Aerotech NewsRadio hosted live interview about the new Law Enforcement Aerial Platform System (LEAPS) Aug. 30. LEAPS began its 365-day contract between the City of Lancaster, Aeroview LLC. And Spiral Technology Inc. Aug. 24. In studio to talk about the system were President…

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Defense contractor pays $1.15 million over bid allegation

Posted  September 6, 2012

A Colorado defense contractor has agreed to pay $1.15 million to settle allegations that it improperly got information about a competitor’s bid for two contracts for the top-secret National Reconnaissance Office, federal prosecutors said Sept. 4. Paragon Dynamics Inc., of the Denver suburb of Aurora, was accused of getting copies of bid information from Raytheon,…

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Navy signs specification document for the Ohio replacement submarine program

Posted  September 6, 2012

The Navy formalized key ship specifications for both the United States’ Ohio Replacement and United Kingdom’s Successor Programs in a document signed Aug. 31 at the Washington Navy Yard. Rear Adm. Thomas J. Eccles, chief engineer and deputy commander Naval Systems Engineering Directorate, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Capt. William J. Brougham, Ohio Replacement…

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AeroVironment receives $16.5 million of funding from U.S. Army for RQ-11B Raven

Posted  September 6, 2012

AeroVironment, Inc. has received $16,472,298 in additional funding to perform on Aug. 10, 2012, from the United States Army under a contract action with a total projected value of $65,889,191. The company announced the initial $15.8 million funding of that contract action on June 1, 2012. The overall contract action includes RQ-11B Raven systems, new…

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News Briefs – September 5th, 2012

Posted  September 5, 2012

Marine F/A-18C Hornet crash   A Marine F/A-18C Hornet crashed in a remote range area of the Fallon Range Training Complex at approximately 3:15 p.m., CDT, Sept. 1. The pilot ejected safely from the aircraft and was treated at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon for minor injuries and has been released. The pilot and…

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AFOSR forging new international collaborations

Posted  September 5, 2012

As part of an ongoing effort to expand the horizon of scientific knowledge through international liaison and leadership, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in collaboration with Australian National Fabrication Facility organized a Program Review to explore U.S./Australia basic science collaborations in Materials and Nanotechnology. “This effort was made possible by joint interagency and…

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Iraq’s first Super Hercules

Posted  September 5, 2012

The first of six C-130J Super Hercules for the Iraqi Air Force recently completed its first flight at Marietta, Ga.

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