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‘Sentient data’ may one day augment Soldier capability

"Sentient data" that can feel and perceive things might one day protect Soldiers and their networks, a leading scientist said.

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New lab opens at Lockheed Martin’s Silicon Valley site

Lockheed Martin has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Silicon Valley for the development of next-generation seekers that will help the U.S. Missile Defense Agency defend against increasingly complex missile threats.

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AEDC conducts space environment test for U.S. Navy

The Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex recently completed its first Space Threat Assessment Test & Evaluation for the U.S. Navy.

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Annual Experimental Fly-In great success

Mojave Air and Space Port was the place to be April 18-19 for aerospace enthusiasts, during the Fourth Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in.

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Technology project at Range G focuses on boundary layer transition testing

Boundary layer transition tests have not occurred in the hypervelocity ballistic Range G facility at Arnold Engineering Development Complex for many years but this is changing as a result of a new technology project.


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USAF test pilot school applications due in June

Posted  April 29, 2015

The 2015 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene July 20-24 to consider candidates for July 2016 and January 2017 classes. Applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by June 5. The board will select applicants for fighter, multi-engine aircraft, helicopter and remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officer (including navigators, electronic…

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NASA successfully tests shape-changing wing for next gen aviation

Posted  April 29, 2015

NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich., successfully completed initial flight tests of a new morphing wing technology

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Russian resupply ship experiencing difficulties; ISS, crew are fine

Posted  April 29, 2015

The six crew members of the International Space Station are safe and continuing regular operations with sufficient supplies as Russian flight controllers plan for another attempt to communicate with a cargo resupply spacecraft bound for the station. The next attempt to link with the spacecraft comes at 8:50 p.m. EDT Tuesday. The ISS Progress 59…

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NASA awards grants for research, technology development

Posted  April 29, 2015

NASA has awarded 26 grants totaling $9.9 million to help bolster the capacity and competitiveness of 28 states and territories (jurisdictions) in the area of technology research and development. Through its Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research program, NASA awards Research Infrastructure Development grants every three to five years to jurisdictions that have not, in…

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New AF maintenance technology keeps aging tankers flying

Posted  April 29, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bmJ6hf8TJmg The 92nd Maintenance Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., now uses a new technologically advanced parts fabrication machine extending the life of one of the Air Force’s oldest airframes — the KC-135 Stratotanker. “Our shop is consistently working on procuring technologically advanced machines, tools and equipment within our budget limitations,” said Tech. Sgt….

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Northrop Grumman to supply navigation system for SBIRS GEO-6 satellite

Posted  April 29, 2015

Northrop Grumman has been selected by prime contractor Lockheed Martin to provide the space inertial reference system for the U.S. Air Force's sixth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite.

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To build an army of STEM workers, look to veterans

Posted  April 29, 2015

While the job market has been gaining strength in recent months, there’s one group of Americans who are still struggling to find work: veterans. According to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment among post-9/11 veterans was 6.5 percent in March–a full point higher than the population at large. As a veteran…

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Headlines April 24, 2015

Posted  April 24, 2015

News: More than $1 billion in U.S. emergency reconstruction aid goes missing in Afghanistan – A total of $1.3 billion that the Pentagon shipped to its force commanders in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2014 for the most critical reconstruction projects can’t be accounted for by the Defense Department, 60 percent of all such spending under an…

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News Briefs April 24, 2015

Posted  April 24, 2015

German defense minister: widely used rifle has no future A widely used assault rifle has “no future” with the German military in its current form, Germany’s defense minister said April 22, escalating a dispute over the weapon’s alleged shortcomings. Ursula von der Leyen said last month that a study showed the G36 rifle has a…

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Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments

Posted  April 24, 2015

The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said.

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