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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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Company once known as Blackwater settles arms case

Posted  August 9, 2012

The international security contractor formerly known as Blackwater has agreed to pay a $7.5 million fine to settle federal criminal charges related to arms smuggling and other crimes. Documents unsealed Aug. 7 in a U.S. District Court in North Carolina said the company, now called Academi LLC, agreed to pay the fine as part of…

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New NASA mission ready to brave Earth’s radiation belts

Posted  August 9, 2012

NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission will send two spacecraft into the harsh environment of our planet’s radiation belts. Final preparations have begun for launch Aug. 23, from Florida’s Space Coast. The RBSP spacecraft are designed to fly and operate in the heart of the most hazardous regions of near-Earth space to collect crucial data….

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Panetta: National Guard, Reserve key to defense strategy

Posted  August 9, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told the airmen and soldiers based at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., Aug. 9 their service is critical to the defense strategy. Panetta said New York was the cradle of the United States military, and that its critical role for the armed forces continues today. “New York’s Air National…

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Pilot becomes Guard’s first F-35 instructor pilot

Posted  August 9, 2012

An airman became the Air National Guard's first F-35 Lightning II instructor pilot recently at the multi-service, multi-national F-35 Integrated Training Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.....

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JASSM-ER nears operational employment

Posted  August 9, 2012

The 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, is scheduled to complete the final-phase of operational testing for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile - Extended Range in late August, marking a significant step toward operational employment.

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Chief of naval research moderates panel at unmanned systems conference

Posted  August 9, 2012

The Navy's chief of naval research led a panel discussion highlighting technology challenges and a vision for future maritime robotic systems Aug. 8, at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's annual conference....

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Shuttle Endeavour arrives in California next month

Posted  August 9, 2012

The space shuttle Endeavour will make its final journey next month – a piggyback ride to Southern California, where it will be prepared for a road trip to a new home in Los Angeles. Officials announced Aug. 8 that the shuttle will be flown into Los Angeles International Airport Sept. 20 atop a Boeing 747…

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First 360-degree panorama from NASA’s Curiosity rover

Posted  August 9, 2012

Remarkable image sets from NASA's Curiosity rover and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are continuing to develop the story of Curiosity's landing and first days on Mars.

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Astrotech appoints chief financial officer

Posted  August 9, 2012

Astrotech Corporation announced Aug. 9 that it has appointed Carlisle “Kirk” Kirkpatrick as chief financial officer. Kirkpatrick’s appointment is effective as of Aug. 9, and follows the departure of John Porter as the company’s CFO. “The board and I are delighted to welcome Mr. Kirkpatrick to AstrotechCorporation,” said Thomas B. Pickens III, chairman and CEO….

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Northrop Grumman joins Hosted Payloads Alliance to further help address global security needs

Posted  August 9, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has become a member of the Hosted Payloads Alliance, joining the wide variety of companies that support an increasing role for defense and commercial contractors in helping government agencies find timely and cost-effective ways of acquiring space assets and services. The alliance was formed in 2011 to increase awareness…

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