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NASA airborne campaigns tackle climate questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

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16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

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New crew arrives at space station to continue scientific research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station.


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Dassault introduces the Falcon 2000LXS

Posted  October 31, 2012

Oct. 29, Dassault Falcon launched the Falcon 2000LXS, offering improved airport performance, payload and cabin comfort compared to the Falcon 2000LX which it will replace in 2014. The 4,000 nautical mile Falcon 2000LXS will allow operators to access more airports because of new full-length inboard slats which give the aircraft category-leading airport performance and balanced…

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Army researchers link ground robots for collaborative autonomy

Posted  October 31, 2012

Army photograph Jason Gregory and Jeffrey Twigg, both of U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, use their robotics expertise to explore ways to best operate autonomous systems in complex and unstructured situations like those soldiers encounter on the battlefield. Four U.S. Army Research Laboratory researchers have developed an algorithm that will make…

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Army’s Soldier Radio Waveform demonstrated on Raytheon’s next generation air, ground radios

Posted  October 31, 2012

In a key milestone, Raytheon has demonstrated the Soldier Radio Waveform on its new class of airborne and ground radio terminals, providing soldiers with another way to communicate across disparate networks. During the demonstration, users were able to send voice and data traffic between Raytheon’s terminal and another soldier radio running SRW. Raytheon is moving…

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Lockheed Martin-built Trident II D5 missile achieves 143 successful test flights

Posted  October 31, 2012

The U.S. Navy supported the Oct. 23 launch of a United Kingdom’s Royal Navy Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile built by Lockheed Martin. The unarmed missile was launched from the submerged Royal Navy submarine HMS Vigilant in the Atlantic Ocean. The test marked the 143rd successful test flight of the Trident II D5 missile…

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Honeywell, Cessna sign $800 million aviation equipment agreement

Posted  October 31, 2012

The Cessna Aircraft Co. has selected Honeywell to provide the most advanced environmental control systems, industry-leading LASEREF navigation and state-of-the-art communications systems for the new Cessna Citation Latitude and Cessna Citation Longitude aircraft. The new business is expected to be worth up to $800 million over the life of the program. “We’re excited to bring…

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Interorbital marks major milestone with rocket engine firing

Posted  October 31, 2012

Courtesy photograph GPRE 7.5KNTA Main Rocket Engine Test (October 28, 2012). Luminous desert sand vortices reflect the extreme brilliance of the rocket plume. On a calm clear High Desert October evening, Interorbital Systems’ NEPTUNE rocket series’ main engine roared to life in its first hot-firing test in Mojave, Calif. The engine, the IOS GPRE 7.5KNTA…

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NASA Television airs Atlantis’ final move

Posted  October 31, 2012

NASA Television will provide live coverage of events surrounding space shuttle Atlantis’ move to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida for permanent public display. At 2 p.m., EDT, Nov. 1, NASA TV’s media channel will air a news briefing about the transformation of Kennedy Space Center to a multiuser spaceport. The briefing participants…

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Boeing delivers final Peace Eye AEW&C aircraft to Republic of Korea Air Force

Posted  October 31, 2012

Korea Aerospace Industries photograph Boeing on Oct. 24 delivered the fourth and final 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force, five weeks ahead of schedule. Boeing Oct. 24 delivered the fourth and final 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force, demonstrating…

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Versatility critical to future Army capabilities

Posted  October 31, 2012

The Army is looking ahead as it prepares for the security challenges of 2020 and beyond. During the 2012 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, senior leaders highlighted the value of both adaptability and versatility as the Army focuses on this critical transition period. “Every now and then someone will ask me…

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Wyle wins $3 million Army helicopter support contract

Posted  October 31, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Wyle has been awarded a $3 million, three-year contract to provide qualification testing for the U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, subsystems and components. The testing will also apply to commercial variants of the Blackhawk used by the FBI, fire fighting agencies and other organizations. These tests are designed to improve the…

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