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AF researchers aiming to increase energy security through microgrids

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, is exploring microgrid and alternative fuel technologies in an effort to move military operations toward greater energy independence.

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Boeing, EVA Airways finalize Taiwan’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

Boeing and EVA Airways Nov. 24 finalized a historic order for up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners. The order, valued at more than $8 billion at current list prices, marks the largest single commercial airplane purchase in Taiwan aviation.

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PAC-3 Missile intercepts target in flight test

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted an incoming target Nov. 19, as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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New ‘Chem milling’ process garners positive reaction by producing parts quickly

Bubbles of hydrogen gas boiled and rolled as electroplater Marissa DeMent dunked a new piece of what will become an F/A-18 Hornet’s aluminum exterior component into a chemical bath at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla.

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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope receives first mirror installation

NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory’s construction.

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NASA orders SpaceX crew mission to space station

Posted  November 23, 2015

NASA took a significant step Nov. 20 toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil.

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Headlines – November 20, 2015

Posted  November 20, 2015

News SecDef pulls back on personnel reforms, leaves out big changes – Defense Secretary Ash Carter Nov. 18 vowed to push forward on an array of changes to the military personnel system, but omitted many of the ambitious proposals that top-level Pentagon officials talked about earlier this year.   ULA pulls out of DOD’s space…

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News Briefs – November 20, 2015

Posted  November 20, 2015

Russian strategic bombers deal new strikes on IS The Russian military says its strategic bombers have struck targets in Syria in a third straight day of a heavy bombing blitz. Russia, which has conducted air campaign in Syria since Sept. 30, sharply raised its intensity this week on President Vladimir Putin’s orders. Putin told the…

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Raytheon completes GPS III launch readiness exercises

Posted  November 20, 2015

Raytheon has successfully completed three preliminary launch readiness events which are important milestones in preparing to launch the modernized Global Positioning System system.  The new system will benefit millions of people worldwide who rely on GPS for its positioning, navigation, and timing capabilities. The three exercise events, completed over the summer, demonstrated the maturity and…

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Army researchers add power, range to artillery

Posted  November 20, 2015

Army photograph The XM1113 extended range artillery, shown here at a range demonstration, uses a rocket-assist motor. Researchers at Picatinny Arsenal are exploring ways to use electrical charges to give warfighters more control to increase the range and burn rate of rocket propellants. Picatinny Arsenal engineers are improving artillery by extending its range, power and…

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