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F-35 fleet surpasses 15,000 flying hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.

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NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of new Saturn moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet’s known moons. Images taken with Cassini’s narrow angle camera on April 15, 2013 show disturbances at the very edge of Saturn’s…

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NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers first Earth-size planet in ‘habitable zone’

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" - the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet.

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DARPA Tactical Technology Office invites innovative risk-takers to attend 2014 Office-Wide Proposers Day

DARPAs Tactical Technology Office invests in innovative platforms, weapons, integrated systems and critical systems components that often incorporate emerging advanced technologies, all designed to preserve and extend decisive advantages for the U.S. military. Constantly evolving technologies, shifting warfighter mission requirements and limited budgets, however, mean TTO must always seek new ways to leverage innovation while…

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Northrop Grumman dedicates Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in Florida

Northrop Grumman dedicated its new Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Fla., April 17, which builds upon the company's 34-year legacy of operations there.


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Dassault’s new Falcon 2000S expected to beat initial performance targets

Posted  May 23, 2012

Though barely one year into flight testing, Dassault’s newest aircraft, the twin-engine Falcon 2000S, is already demonstrating performance figures substantially higher than the capabilities announced...

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Ballistic missile defense system sheds ‘science project’ label

Posted  May 23, 2012

Since its inception under the Reagan administration, the U.S. missile defense set up had been characterized by research, development, test & evaluation spending. Over time, the former ‘Star Wars’ system has become a three-pronged program comprising of Aegis-based systems, Patriot-based systems, and a system based on the existing ballistic missile defense system. Analysis from Frost…

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France sets conditions for Afghan aid post-NATO

Posted  May 23, 2012

French President Francois Hollande said May 21 that France won’t necessarily contribute money for Afghanistan’s military, again marking a break with key NATO partners as the alliance moves to hand over security control in the country starting in 2015. In a final news conference at a summit of the Atlantic alliance, the new French leader…

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Army evaluates net-centric interoperability for coalition ground forces

Posted  May 23, 2012

The U.S. Army hosted a coalition interoperability experiment to identify performance shortfalls and to evaluate future network architectures that will better enable interoperability for coalition ground forces brigade...

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Robotic refueling mission results to be presented at workshop

Posted  May 23, 2012

NASA and the Canadian Space Agency will present results to date from the satellite-servicing Robotic Refueling Mission during the Second International Workshop, On-Orbit Satellite Servicing, hosted by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., May 30-31. In March 2012 RRM demonstrated remotely controlled robots and specialized tools are able to perform precise satellite-servicing tasks…

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Boeing to modernize flight deck, avionics for U.S., NATO AWACS fleets

Posted  May 23, 2012

Boeing has received a $368 million Engineering, Manufacturing and Development contract to develop a design that modernizes the flight deck and avionics of the U.S. and NATO E-3 707 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft fleet. The contract, awarded by the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the second phase of…

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New NASA App 2.0 released For iPhone, iPod Touch

Posted  May 23, 2012

NASA has released an updated version of the free NASA App for iPhone and iPod touch. The NASA App 2.0 includes several new features and a completely redesigned user interface that improves the way people can explore and experience NASA content on their mobile devices. A team at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field,…

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Gentlemen, start your engine

Posted  May 23, 2012

The U.S. Navy and Air Force stand to save more than $2 billion after jointly developing an engine modification that will keep critically important aircraft flying for years. The two services and industry worked...

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AEDC provides computational fluid dynamics expertise to Hill AFB engineers

Posted  May 23, 2012

At its core, the Arnold Engineering Development Center at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., strives to test and evaluate aircraft to help customers develop, qualify and improve system designs and performance. The center constantly researches and develops technology programs to develop advanced testing techniques and instrumentation to satisfy testing needs and keep pace with advancing…

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Army awards AeroVironment $5.1 million order for Switchblade loitering munition systems, services

Posted  May 23, 2012

AeroVironment, Inc. has received a contract modification effective March 20, 2012, from the U.S. Army Close Combat Weapons Systems, Program Executive Office Missiles and Space. The $5,108,160 modification to the existing contract includes engineering services, operational Switchblade systems and operator training. AeroVironment will work with ATK, its munition subcontractor, to produce and deliver the systems….

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