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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.

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NASA TV to air Russian spacewalk from International Space Station

NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m., EDT, Oct. 22.


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NASA-pioneered Automatic Ground-Collision Avoidance System operational

Posted  October 15, 2014

A new NASA-developed Automatic Ground-Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS) that could significantly reduce the incidence of controlled flight into terrain aircraft accidents is currently being integrated into the flight control systems of the U.S. Air Force's fleet of F-16 fighter aircraft.

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The long road home: Lewis-McChord honors Vietnam veterans

Posted  October 15, 2014

Capt. James Ferguson was returning home. He had flown halfway around the world, from Saigon to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., and was looking forward to being in the country he spent the last 365 days fighting for.

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Boeing delivers maritime signals intelligence system ahead of schedule

Posted  October 15, 2014

Boeing has delivered the first system in the U.S. Navyís latest order of the Shipís Signal Exploitation Equipment Increment F program ahead of schedule.’ This early delivery gives the Navy time for additional testing that supports future integration of new system features and software releases. Boeing anticipates delivering all systems in the current order on…

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Headlines October 13, 2014

Posted  October 13, 2014

News: Turkey approves U.S. use of its bases to fight ISIS - Turkey will let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants, American defense officials said Oct. 12. Oil leak caused April Predator crash in…

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News Briefs October 13, 2014

Posted  October 13, 2014

U.S. says Turkey OKs use of bases against militants American defense officials say Turkey will let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, The Obama administration has pressed Turkey for a larger role against…

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High definition Lockheed Martin sensor focuses on flexibility

Posted  October 13, 2014

Lockheed Martin has developed a new high definition 15-inch sensor system called INFIRNO. The sensor systemís modular components can be removed and replaced in the field to meet changing mission requirements and reduce operation and maintenance costs. INFIRNO is a turret-mounted system with high performing optical sensors that enable users to identify, track and engage…

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Seventh Boeing GPS IIF satellite completes checkout, begins service

Posted  October 13, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ The recently launched Boeing Global Positioning System IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and is providing greater accuracy and capability to the constellation relied upon by the U.S. military and global users. Launched Aug. 1, GPS IIF-7 is the seventh of 12 Boeing GPS IIF satellites now in service and meeting…

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Lockheed Martin receives $90 Million Contract for Qatar Apache targeting, pilotage systems

Posted  October 13, 2014

Lockheed Martin has received a $90.6 million foreign military sale contract from the U.S. Army to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the Qatar Emiri Air Force. Qatar marks the 14th international customer for the M-TADS/PNVS system. Fielded in 2005, M-TADS/PNVS provides Apache pilots with long-range, precision engagement and…

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BMT trainees complete last run on closing obstacle course

Posted  October 13, 2014

Air Force photograph by SrA. Krystal Jeffers Basic military trainees swing around a bar as part of the basic military training obstacle course Sept. 24, 2014, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The obstacle course was approximately 1.5 miles long depending on what 14 obstacles were open. The course was permanently closed the same day…

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USS America joins the fleet

Posted  October 13, 2014

USS America (LHA 6), the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced amphibious assault ship, was commissioned during a formal ceremony at Pier 30/32 during San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 11.

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