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Rapid Equipping Force, PEO Soldier test targeting device at White Sands Missile Range

Army photograph by John Andrew Hamilton SFC Justin Rotti, a combat developer from the Training and Doctrine Command Fire Cell, Fires Center of Excellence, uses a developmental hand held precision targeting device during a test at White Sands Missile Range’s 500k test site. White Sands’ terrain and environmental features make it well suited for testing…

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NASA’s Fermi telescope reveals new source of gamma rays

Observations by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope of several stellar eruptions, called novae, firmly establish these relatively common outbursts almost always produce gamma rays, the most energetic form of light.

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Hubble shows farthest lensing galaxy yields clues to early universe

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen here as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, this monster elliptical galaxy breaks the previous record-holder by 200 million years.

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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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News Briefs – August 6, 2012

Posted  August 6, 2012

Senator ends hold on Air Force chief nomination A Republican senator has ended his hold on the White House pick for Air Force chief of staff over the service’s response to a widening sex scandal at a Texas base. In a statement Aug. 2, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said he had met with Gen….

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Boeing establishes simulator-based training for Kiowa flight instructors

Posted  August 6, 2012

Boeing subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia has installed a Helicrew simulator at the Oakey Army Aviation Training Centre, Queensland, Australia, in order to...

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Lockheed Martin delivers 20,000th Guided MLRS rocket

Posted  August 6, 2012

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 20,000th Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary rocket to the U.S. Army. With a range of up to 70 kilometers, GMLRS Unitary is an all-weather, precision-strike weapon that can be deployed rapidly, producing pinpoint engagements with minimal collateral damage. The GMLRS rocket is assembled at the company’s production facility in…

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Space

Ball Aerospace demonstrates prototype X-band SATCOM on-the-move phased array antenna

Posted  August 6, 2012

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully demonstrated its Mobile Multifunction Low-Cost Array system, a prototype X-band SATCOM On-the-Move phased array antenna, at the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground facility, Aberdeen, Md.

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Air Force has role in Mars Rover success

Posted  August 6, 2012

As news broke of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory "Curiosity" rover's successful landing on the "Red Planet" Aug. 6, Arnold Engineering Development Complex's (AEDC) Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 Director...

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Boeing, EL AL finalize order for two additional 737-900ERs

Posted  August 6, 2012

Boeing and EL AL have announced that the Israeli national carrier has finalized an order for two additional Next-Generation 737-900ERs (Extended Range), adding to EL AL’s previous order in March 2011, bringing the total number to six 737-900ERs on order. The two-airplane order is valued at approximately $179.2 million at current list prices. “The Next-Generation…

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NASA announces next step in effort to launch Americans from U.S. soil

Posted  August 6, 2012

NASA announced Aug. 3 new agreements with three American commercial companies to design and develop the next generation of U.S. human spaceflight capabilities, enabling a launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in the next five years. Advances made by these companies under newly signed Space Act Agreements through the agency’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability initiative…

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Army Lab summer students gain real world defense experience

Posted  August 6, 2012

Students who visit the U.S. Army Research Laboratory as summer interns may be surprised to find themselves working on research projects projecting soldiers' needs far into the future.

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Raytheon Evolved SeaSparrow program delivers 2,000th missile

Posted  August 6, 2012

Raytheon has delivered the 2,000th Evolved SeaSparrow Missile to the NATO SeaSparrow Consortium. “ESSM is a model for global operations, and the delivery of our 2,000th missile demonstrates the significant commitment of our international team to continue providing this critical capability to the war fighter,” said Ed Roesly, Raytheon Missile Systems’ ESSM program director. “We…

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Boeing to further develop commercial crew space transportation system under NASA CCiCap award

Posted  August 6, 2012

Boeing has received notification that NASA will invest $460 million for further development of the Boeing Commercial Crew Transportation System in the third round of the Commercial Crew Program: Commercial Crew Integrated Capability. Boeing will complete development milestones to further mature the integrated system – including the CST-100 spacecraft, launch services and ground systems –…

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