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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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Boeing celebrates groundbreaking for 777X composite wing center

Boeing Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10.

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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.


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Device boosts Navy’s ability to inspect, repair aircraft engines

Posted  August 28, 2012

The Naval Air Systems Command announced Aug. 27 that it has developed a device that is doing for aircraft inspections what colonoscopies have done for cancer detection. Used to inspect interior engine components and airframes for cracks, corrosion and other debris that can harm Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, the Common Video Borescope Set, or…

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Soldiers missing from Vietnam War identified

Posted  August 27, 2012

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Aug. 27 that the remains of three servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, were recently identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Army SFC William T. Brown of La Habra, Calif., SFC Donald M. Shue of Kannapolis,…

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NASA selects two technologies for commercial suborbital tests

Posted  August 27, 2012

NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected two new technologies to fly on commercial reusable suborbital vehicles, to test the payloads' functionality before full deployment on future missions....

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Stavridis expects busy autumn for NATO, Eucom

Posted  August 27, 2012

Emphasizing that the mission in Afghanistan remains “job one,” NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe said a busy autumn season lies ahead as the transition there continues. Even so, Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis, who also commands U.S. European Command, recognized Syria and the Levant in his command blog last week as “the wild card”…

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NASA exercises third facility operations contract term period

Posted  August 27, 2012

NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi has exercised award term Period 3 of its Facility Operating Services Contract with Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn. The FOSC provides a broad range of services to support NASA missions and more than 30 resident agencies sharing and using Stennis facilities and services. This cost-plus-incentive fee award term…

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Boeing-built U.S. Army Apache fleet surpasses 3.5 million flight hours

Posted  August 27, 2012

Boeing and Team Apache suppliers worldwide are applauding the news that the U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet has surpassed 3.5 million flight hours.....

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Ulchi Freedom Guardian promotes stability on Korean peninsula

Posted  August 27, 2012

As the United States and South Korea observe the 59th anniversary of the armistice that brought an unofficial end to the Korean War, their forces are sharpening their defensive capabilities through the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise. More than 30,000 U.S. and South Korean service members are participating in what Army Gen. James D. Thurman, commander…

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NASA’s 2013 Lunabotics competition open for registration

Posted  August 27, 2012

NASA is accepting applications from teams of U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students for the fourth annual Lunabotics Mining Competition. The event will be held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida May 20-24, 2013. Participants in the competition will design and build a remote controlled or autonomous robot. During the competition, the teams’…

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Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies

Posted  August 27, 2012

Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step on to the moon....

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News Briefs – August 27, 2012

Posted  August 27, 2012

Ryan speaks out against military cuts   Republican Paul Ryan says Mitt Romney will prevent planned cuts to the U.S. military if elected president. The GOP vice presidential hopeful spoke to supporters Aug. 23 in Fayetteville, N.C., home to the Fort Bragg Army base and a large number of military families. Ryan warned of the…

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