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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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Pratt & Whitney signs agreement with Australian supplier Broens Industries for additional F135 engine work

Posted  July 10, 2012

Pratt & Whitney has awarded Broens Industries a follow on purchase order to manufacture complex support equipment for the sustainment solution of the F135 propulsion system powering the F-35 Lightning II. This new order valued at approximately $300,000 is for units which will be utilized at the first operational and training bases in the U.S….

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Airbus recognizes suppliers for best in-service performance

Posted  July 10, 2012

During the annual Airbus Suppliers Awards ceremony held during the Farnborough Air Show 2012, Didier Lux, Airbus executive vice president Customer Services, presented awards to recognize systems and equipment suppliers to Airbus who have achieved outstanding levels of customer satisfaction. To determine the shortlist, the rating process included inputs from 124 participating Airbus operators –…

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New directorate leader smoothly transitions in to help speed new technologies to fleet

Posted  July 10, 2012

The Office of Naval Research has a new director for its Office of Transition, officials announced July 10, with extensive experience in leading Department of Defense science and technology (S&T) efforts. Dr. Thomas H. Killion, the Army’s former chief scientist, will lead the ONR office charged with transitioning naval basic research into actual products in…

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Boeing offers medium-sized maritime surveillance aircraft

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing announced July 10 that it is offering a medium-sized Maritime Surveillance Aircraft to the global market. MSA builds on technologies developed for Boeing’s larger Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms to provide…

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Thailand signs LOA to be first in Southeast Asia to operate Sikorsky UH-60M helicopters

Posted  July 10, 2012

Sikorsky announced July 9 that the Royal Thai Army has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance to acquire two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters through the United States Government’s Foreign Military Sales channel. Upon delivery, Thailand will become the first member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to fly the very latest version of…

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Raytheon’s MTS-B delivers leading-edge surveillance technology to the US Air Force

Posted  July 10, 2012

Raytheon was recently awarded a $191 million contract to provide its Multispectral Targeting System for the U.S. Air Force’s MQ-9 Reaper. The MTS-B is a multiuse, electro-optical/infrared, laser detecting-ranging-tracking set developed and produced for use in military systems. Based on a state-of-the-art digital architecture, this advanced EO/IR system provides long-range surveillance, target acquisition, tracking, range-finding…

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Landscapers ‘give back’ to vets, fallen at Arlington

Posted  July 10, 2012

More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery July 9 for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and...

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Mantis concept demonstrator targeted to fly in United Kingdom

Posted  July 10, 2012

BAE Systems has announced its intention to re-fly the Mantis UAS Concept Demonstrator – this time in U.K. airspace. This will be the first flight of an unmanned air system of this class in U.K. airspace.

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Lockheed Martin F-35 flight test progress report

Posted  July 10, 2012

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program accrued the highest number of test points in a single month during June, an accomplishment indicative of the program’s ongoing maturation. Additionally, for the 18th consecutive month the F-35 test program remained ahead of plan. As of June 30, the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter had conducted 595 test…

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Rolls-Royce plans further performance improvement for market-leading Trent 700 engine

Posted  July 10, 2012

Rolls-Royce plans to make further performance improvements to its market-leading Trent 700 engine that powers the Airbus A330.

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