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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

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Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.


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NASA prepares to launch first mission to explore Martian atmosphere

Posted  October 28, 2013

NASA photograph Inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, engineers and technicians perform a spin test of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, spacecraft. The operation is designed to verify that MAVEN is properly balanced as it spins during the initial mission activities.  A NASA spacecraft that will examine…

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Raytheon’s Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 demonstrates networked capability with E-2D aircraft

Posted  October 28, 2013

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy demonstrated the capability of the newest version of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 by establishing communications among an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft and the JSOW C-1. The test was part of the Navy’s Trident Warrior 2013 demonstration in July. During the demonstration, fighters simulated…

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Saab partners on bid for $2 billion Close Combat Vehicle Program in Canada

Posted  October 28, 2013

Saab and ABB is partnering with BAE System in a competitive bid for the Department of National Defence $2 billion Close Combat Vehicle program. The Canadian Army requires high survival medium weight vehicles for future missions. The bid includes a total of 108 vehicles along with an option for the purchase of an additional 30…

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News Briefs October 28, 2013

Posted  October 28, 2013

Army obtains license for Hawaii depleted uranium The Army has obtained a license to possess depleted uranium at its Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island and for Schofield Barracks on Oahu. The license was granted Oct. 23 by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Army Garrison-Hawaii website says the military between 1960 and 1968 used…

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Headlines October 28, 2013

Posted  October 28, 2013

Business: Eaton CEO sees Europe boosting product demand in 2014 - Eaton’s Chief Executive Officer Sandy Cutler forecast an increase in demand in its markets of as much as 4 percent next year, spurred by economic recovery in Europe. EADS plans to cut jobs, costs at defense unit - European aerospace group EADS is planning to cut…

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Raytheon, U.S. Air Force complete series of SDB II test flights

Posted  October 31, 2013

Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force concluded a series of test flights with the Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) culminating in direct hits on targets moving at operationally representative speeds. Earlier supporting tests were performed in a multitude of different environments and scenarios, key to maturing seeker algorithms and validating the weapon’s aerodynamic performance….

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LONGBOW LLC receives life cycle contractor support award for U.S. Army’s Apache

Posted  October 31, 2013

LONGBOW LLC has received a $92.8 million contract from the U. S. Army to provide Life Cycle Contractor Support for LONGBOW programs on the AH-64D and AH-64E helicopters.

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Pearl Harbor survivor joins shipmates in final resting place

Posted  October 31, 2013

The ashes of Gale Mohlenbrink, a survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, were scattered in the waters by his family near the USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during a ceremony Oct. 29.

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NASA seeking student science experiments for balloon flight

Posted  October 31, 2013

NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly experiments to the edge of space aboard a high-altitude scientific balloon. This balloon flight competition is a joint project between NASA and the Louisiana Space Consortium (LaSPACE) in Baton Rouge. NASA is targeting fall 2014 for the next flight opportunity for the LaSPACE-maintained…

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First Zumwalt class destroyer launched

Posted  October 31, 2013

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works successfully launched the Navy's first Zumwalt-class destroyer Oct. 28 at their Bath, Maine, shipyard.

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