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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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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

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Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.


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NASA selects construction contracts at Stennis

Posted  August 6, 2012

NASA has selected six indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity multiple award construction contracts at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. The fixed price contracts consist of a performance period of five years, with a total value not to exceed $700 million.   The companies selected are as follows: Advon Corporation, Tallahassee, Fla. Birmingham…

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Ospreys key to Asia-Pacific operations

Posted  August 6, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in a joint news briefing with his Japanese counterpart Aug. 3 said the military has complete confidence in the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft it recently delivered to Marines...

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DRC awarded $13 million contract for unmanned aircraft systems support

Posted  August 6, 2012

Dynamics Research Corporation, a leading provider of innovative management consulting, engineering, science and technology solutions to federal and state governments, announced Aug. 6 it has been awarded a contract by the Army Contracting Command – National Capital Region to support the Air Force Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office. The task order, valued at…

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Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base gets F-35 mission

Posted  August 2, 2012

The Department of Defense has chosen Luke Air Force Base in Glendale for the new pilot training center for the F-35 fighter jets, city officials announced Aug. 1. The 71-year-old base in west Glendale was competing with bases in Tucson, Ariz., New Mexico and Idaho for the F-35 mission. “This is a great day for…

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Defense cuts, layoff notice dispute sets off tiff

Posted  August 2, 2012

Republicans accused President Barack Obama of trying to keep middle-class Americans in the dark about whether they’ll lose their jobs from impending defense cuts as a Labor Department memo cautioning contractors about layoff notices set off political recriminations. “The president doesn’t want people reading about pink slips in the weeks before his election, so the…

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U.S., Poland develop partnership through Screaming Eagle

Posted  August 2, 2012

Airmen from the U.S. Air Force's 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 86th Airlift Wing continue to train with Polish military members in Exercise Screaming Eagle IV here July 24 through Aug. 3.

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Raytheon completes GPS OCX iteration 1.4 Critical Design Review

Posted  August 2, 2012

Raytheon has successfully completed software iteration 1.4 Critical Design Review for the Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System. Successful completion of the iCDR demonstrates that the OCX design is at a high level of maturity and is ready to support GPS III launch readiness. Software iteration 1.4 provides the initial GPS III command…

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Carter describes possible unintended effects of sequestration law

Posted  August 2, 2012

While the Defense Department can foresee the harmful effects of sequestration, the nature of the legislative mechanism makes it impossible to devise a plan that eliminates or substantially mitigates those effects, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Aug. 1. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, Carter explained the law’s effect on the defense…

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Lockheed Martin, Raytheon demonstrate SEWIP electronic attack capability for U.S. Navy At RIMPAC

Posted  August 2, 2012

A Lockheed Martin and Raytheon team has demonstrated its potential electronic attack solution for the U.S. Navy's Surface...

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2012 NASA Advanced Technology Concepts selected for study

Posted  August 2, 2012

NASA’s Space Technology Program is turning science fiction into science fact. The program has selected 28 proposals for study under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program. Eighteen of these advanced concept proposals were categorized as Phase I and 10 as Phase II. They were selected based on their potential to transform future aerospace missions, enable…

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