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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 Navyís 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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U.S.-Afghanistan alliance important to DOD, spokesman says

Posted  July 9, 2012

The U.S. government’s designation of Afghanistan as a major non-NATO ally is “extremely important” to the Defense Department, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said July 9. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the designation July 7 after meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the Afghan capital of Kabul. It is intended to provide a…

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Airbus, Boeing airplane production rates straining supply chain

Posted  July 9, 2012

Airbus and Boeing are gearing up to roll out large commercial jetliners in ever-increasing quantities over the next 10 years, according to a new report from Forecast International, but will component suppliers be able to keep up with demand? Forecast International’s newly released “The Market for Large Commercial Jet Transports” projects that 14,655 large commercial…

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CIT, Pratt & Whitney finalize agreement for Airbus A320neo engines

Posted  July 9, 2012

CIT Group Inc., a global leader in transportation finance, and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced July 9 from the Farnborough International Air Show that they signed a definitive agreement for 60 PurePower PW1100G engines for CIT’s order of Airbus A320neo family aircraft. This agreement follows the memorandum of understanding previously…

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F-35 undergoes pit testing

Posted  July 9, 2012

F-35 tail number AF-1 underwent stores static ejection testing at the F-22 Combined Test Force for the past three weeks. The aircraft is carefully positioned over a pit filled with foam, and instrumented inert weapons...

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Boeing introduces Intelligent Sensor camera system for defense, security customers

Posted  July 9, 2012

Boeing July 9 introduced its Intelligent Sensor, a new camera system that provides defense and security customers with fully integrated video-processing capability. It is designed for high-performance, real-time imaging systems for which low size, weight and power are critical, such as security systems, perimeter defense, and surveillance on small unmanned aerial vehicles. “Advanced video-processing capability…

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Lockheed Martin delivers ground support stations To Finnish Air Force

Posted  July 9, 2012

The initial ground shelter for a vigilant “Dragon Shield” has been delivered to the Finnish Air Force by Lockheed Martin. The ground system will support a CASA C-295 aircraft that…

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Raytheon, U.S. Navy begin MALD-J Super Hornet integration

Posted  July 9, 2012

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon have begun integrating the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer variant into the U.S. Navy’s fleet of F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets. The integration process will include a series of risk reduction activities and technology demonstrations. MALD® is a state-of-the-art, low-cost flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched and programmable. It weighs less…

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Lockheed Martin, Marshall Aerospace to increase C-130 Hercules refurbishment capability

Posted  July 9, 2012

Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement authorizing Marshall Aerospace to become the world’s first commercial company to install C-130 Center Wing Boxes. Marshall Aerospace is also the first C-130J Heavy Maintenance Centres in the world. “As we see the C-130J Super Hercules global fleet expanding, and the demand for the C 130J remaining strong, we…

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DOD to mark 59th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

Posted  July 9, 2012

The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee has announced its efforts to reach out to Korean War Veterans and their families across the country and encourage them to join a commemorative program celebrating the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice. The program, titled Heroes Remembered, is…

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Neurotrauma, Psychological Health office partners with VA to study PTSD treatments

Posted  July 9, 2012

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a common anxiety disorder that can stem from any traumatic event experienced by an individual. While there are medications currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat it, they are not sufficiently effective in treating combat-related post-traumatic stress commonly seen in service members and veterans. The U.S. Army…

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