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Insitu demonstrates long endurance capabilities of Integrator unmanned aircraft

Insitu photograph Insitu’s Integrator unmanned aircraft recovers via SkyHook; the aircraft recently completed a 24-hour endurance flight. Insitu announced July 22 the successful 24-hour flight of its Integrator unmanned aircraft. The flight demonstrated Integrator’s expanded endurance at an increased gross take-off weight with payload on board. The event is the first of several planned milestones…

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Lockheed Martin selected for U.S. Air Force’s satellite hosted payload initiative

Lockheed Martin has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Hosted Payload Solutions initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads – electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions – on commercial satellites.

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President awards Medal of Honor to former Army staff sergeant

Army photograph by Lisa Ferdinando President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts at the White House, July 21, 2014. Pitts received the nation’s highest military honor for his actions on July 13, 2008, in Wanat, Afghanistan, with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment,…

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First aviation mechanic display added to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum's Early Years Gallery July 21.

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Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes yesterday, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, for his bravery in combat at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.


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News Briefs – August 20, 2012

Posted  August 20, 2012

Army suicides doubled last month from June’s total   The Army says suicides among active-duty soldiers more than doubled in July from the month before. That marks an acceleration of a military-wide trend this year that has caused Pentagon leaders to step up their search for solutions to a problem that has worsened in 2012…

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Exercise confirms U.S. homeland defense capability

Posted  August 20, 2012

Army leaders say the performance of participants in the recently concluded Vibrant Response 13 exercise has demonstrated that the U.S. military is ready to handle a major catastrophe, such as a nuclear explosion, on the homeland....

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Nuclear enterprise experts train, attend symposium

Posted  August 20, 2012

Approximately 16 general and flag officers, led by the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, took part in an airborne emergency action officers exercise and Strategic Deterrence Conference at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Aug. 6-9. Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, is responsible for the global command and control of U.S. strategic…

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NASA awards Caltech five-year Jet Propulsion Laboratory contract

Posted  August 20, 2012

NASA has awarded the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena a new five-year contract to manage the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The contractor’s primary mission is to support NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in carrying out specific objectives identified in the SMD Science Plan. The contract is for $8.5 billion. The contract extends the agreement between…

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Global Digital Solutions to acquire Airtronic USA

Posted  August 20, 2012

Global Digital Solutions, a company that is positioning itself as a leader in providing knowledge-based and culturally attuned social consulting and security-related solutions in unsettled areas, has signed an exclusive letter of intent to acquire Illinois-based Airtronic USA, Inc. The companies have agreed, on an exclusive basis, to enter into good faith discussions involving a…

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Boeing-built Intelsat 21 satellite sends initial signals from space

Posted  August 20, 2012

Intelsat 21, the second Boeing 702 Medium Power satellite, has begun sending signals from its preliminary transfer orbit in space....

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Lockheed Martin awarded $64 million JAGM contract for extended technology development

Posted  August 20, 2012

Lockheed Martin received a $64 million contract from the U.S. Army to extend the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile Technology Development program. The 27-month extended Technology Development program will include design, test and demonstration phases for the JAGM guidance section. The JAGM guidance section includes the seeker, dome and housing. “Lockheed Martin’s JAGM guidance section draws upon…

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Supporting war fighters from space

Posted  August 20, 2012

Air Force Space Command Vice Commander Lt. Gen. John Hyten spoke at the 15th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference in Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 14 and discussed how the American way of war has fundamentally changed thanks to space. He used historical examples to illustrate his point and contrasted those with support provided in more…

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Honeywell Technology helps pilots avoid hail, lightning, improving passenger safety, comfort

Posted  August 20, 2012

Honeywell has unveiled the latest updates to its IntuVue 3-D Weather Radar, which include new capabilities to detect turbulence, hail and lightning, up to 10 minutes in advance of approaching storm cells in the flight path of the aircraft. Previously, pilots could not readily anticipate which storms in their flight path had either hail or…

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‘Vanguard’ Soldiers field precision-guided mortar munitions

Posted  August 20, 2012

On today's battlefield, the enemy often plans attacks in highly populated areas, hoping that U.S. service members won't retaliate and risk accidental injuries to innocent people....

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