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747 shuttle carrier makes big move to Space Center Houston

To safely move 318,000 pounds of aircraft parts nearly eight miles it will take more than a determined education foundation; in fact Space Center Houston is teaming with 30 public, private and government agencies to "bring the legacy home" - many of whom offered their services at little or no charge.

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NASA satellites show drought may take toll on Congo rainforest

A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.

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It is easy being green Green Hornet team strikes, wins environmental excellence award

Navy photograph The Green Hornet flies over Naval Air Station Patuxent River April 22, 2010. On Earth Day 2010, the Super Hornet became the first Navy aircraft to demonstrate alternative fuel capability using a 50/50 blend of camelina biofuel and the Navyís primary jet fuel, jet propellant (JP)-5. For the seventh consecutive year, the F/A-18…

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Optionally piloted Black Hawk demonstrator helo takes successful first flight

In cooperation with the U.S. Army, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has successfully demonstrated optionally piloted flight of a Black Hawk helicopter, a significant step toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the U.S. Army. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The Optionally Piloted Black Hawk Demonstrator, known as Sikorsky’s Manned/Unmanned Resupply Aerial Lifter…

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Fifth generation Army tank cartridge reports loudly for duty

Army photograph A new tank cartridge was recently tested at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Pictured here are: (from left) Kent Evans, TRADOC Capability Manager – Armored Brigade Combat Team; Kevin Mulligan, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Command; Maj. Juan Santiago, assistant product manager; Lt. Col. Brian Gruchacz Product Manager; Greg Malejko, ARDEC; Steve Peralta, is…


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Goodrich to supply inertial measurement sensor for Thales lightweight multirole missile

Posted  June 11, 2012

Goodrich Corporation has received a production order for its SiIMU02® inertial measurement units from Thales in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The IMUs will be used as the standard inertial sensor on Thales’ new Lightweight Multi-role Missile. The order covers more than 1,000 units with deliveries starting in late 2013. Units will be produced by Goodrich’s Sensors…

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Military remains focused on finding missing soldier

Posted  June 11, 2012

The Defense Department remains focused on efforts to return the only U.S. service member known to be in Taliban captivity to his family, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby said June 8. Kirby told reporters that freeing Army Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl is a constant focus for commanders in Afghanistan. “Every day … there is…

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NASA surpasses test facility record with J-2X powerpack test

Posted  June 11, 2012

NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., broke its own record June 8 when it conducted a test on the new J-2X powerpack.

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Lockheed Martin submits bid for medium-range ballistic missile targets

Posted  June 11, 2012

Lockheed Martin announced June 8 that it has submitted its bid for the Medium-range Ballistic Missile Targets contract to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

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Boeing celebrates first delivery to Avolon

Posted  June 11, 2012

Boeing and Avolon celebrated June 8 the first direct-order airplane delivery to the Dublin-based leasing company. Avolon took delivery of the first of 12 Next-Generation 737-800s ordered in December 2009. The airplane will be operated by Avolon’s airline customer, Japan Airlines. “We are pleased to take delivery of the first of 12 new Next-Generation 737-800s…

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Javelin missile proves new capability during vehicle-launched Norwegian tests

Posted  June 11, 2012

The Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Javelin Joint Venture recently demonstrated the capability to launch Javelin missiles from a vehicle in winter conditions at a test range in Norway. In a Norwegian Ministry of Defence-sponsored live fire demonstration in Rena, Norway, two Javelin missiles scored two direct hits when fired from a Piranha V vehicle configured…

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Navy veteran recognized 68 years later

Posted  June 11, 2012

A sailor was presented with a Bronze Star and a U.S. Army Combat Medical Badge he earned more than 68 years ago, June 6.

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Swedish Defence Materiel Administration orders AeroVironment Puma AE, Wasp small UAS

Posted  June 11, 2012

AeroVironment has received a firm fixed-price order for 12 hybrid small unmanned aircraft systems from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk) on behalf of the Swedish Army. The order consists of Puma AEâ„¢ and Waspâ„¢ air vehicles, ground stations, training, and logistics support. The order is the result of a competitive evaluation and procurement…

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General Dynamics team awarded $385 million contract for U.S. Army range radar replacement program

Posted  June 11, 2012

A General Dynamics C4 Systems-led team has been awarded a contract to develop and deploy modernized range instrumentation radars, replacing an aging and outdated fleet of radar systems currently operating at U.S. Army test ranges. The Range Radar Replacement Program has a total potential value of $385 million over 10 years if all options are…

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C-17 accident investigation board complete

Posted  June 11, 2012

Air Mobility Command has released the results of its investigation into the Jan. 23, 2012, mishap involving a C-17A Globemaster III that landed at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan.

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