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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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Lockheed Martin second quarter profit up, boosts 2012 outlook

Posted  July 24, 2012

Lockheed Martin posted a 5 percent increase in second-quarter net income thanks in part to strong commercial satellite deliveries. The Bethesda, Md., aerospace and defense contractor also raised its full-year profit guidance citing the better-than-expected quarterly results. For the quarter ended June 24, Lockheed Martin earned $781 million, or $2.38 per share, up from $742…

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Army hosts Network Industry Day

Posted  July 24, 2012

As it looks ahead to more Network Integration Evaluations, the Army hosted an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, to discuss opportunities to collaborate on the future tactical...

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Korean War defining conflict for new Air Force

Posted  July 24, 2012

While July 27 is one of the lesser-known days of remembrance for the U.S., for the Air Force, recognizing the signing of the Korean War armistice on this day in 1953 marked an era when the service came...

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Boeing-built legacy UHF payload successfully operating on MUOS-1 satellite

Posted  July 24, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing July 24 said that its legacy communications payload onboard the Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-1) satellite has passed all on-orbit tests. MUOS-1 was launched Feb. 24 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on an Atlas V launch vehicle. It is the first of five satellites being built…

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Sally Ride dies at 61

Posted  July 23, 2012

Sally Ride, the NASA flight engineer who became the first American woman in space when the shuttle Challenger roared into orbit in 1983...

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Misawa F-16 pilot safely recovered

Posted  July 23, 2012

The pilot who ejected from a U.S. F-16 aircraft early July 22 was retrieved around 5:30 p.m., Japanese time, July 22 by a combined effort from Japanese and U.S. civilian and military assets. The pilot is in stable condition aboard a U.S. commercial vessel. The incident occurred approximately 11:30 a.m., JKT, as the F-16 Fighting…

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United Technologies to sell Rocketdyne unit to GenCorp Inc.

Posted  July 23, 2012

United Technologies Corp. announced July 23 it has reached agreement to sell its Rocketdyne unit, currently part of Pratt & Whitney, to GenCorp Inc. for $550 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2013. As previously announced, proceeds from the sale will be used to repay a portion of the…

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News Briefs – July 23, 2012

Posted  July 23, 2012

Two dead from Oman helicopter crash The U.S. Navy says the death toll from a helicopter crash last week in the Arabian peninsula nation of Oman is two. It says three other crewmembers aboard the downed MH-53E Sea Dragon survived Thursday’s crash. The Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet identified the deceased sailors late Julyi 21 as…

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Boeing F-15E radar modernization program begins second LRIP phase

Posted  July 23, 2012

Boeing said July 23 the U.S. Air Force has granted the F-15E Radar Modernization Program approval to begin Low Rate Initial Production 2 of 10 APG-82(V)1 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar systems. “This is a great step forward for the Radar Modernization Program,” said Roger Besancenez, Boeing F-15 Program vice president. “With the F-15E RMP,…

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Squadron overhauls record number of KC-135 booms

Posted  July 23, 2012

Repairs of KC-135 aerial refueling booms at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., reached a record level last month.

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