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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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Afghan progress shows surge strategy’s success, DOD officials say

Posted  July 11, 2012

A range of successes shows the surge strategy in Afghanistan has been effective, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters July 10. “Let’s take stock of where we’ve been,” Little said in response to a reporter’s question on whether the surge had succeeded. “Over the past few years, we’ve taken the fight to the enemy….

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Northrop Grumman donates printers to Los Angeles area schools

Posted  July 11, 2012

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility recently donated more than 60 lightly used printers and copy machines to Value Schools…

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Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors Business reduces workforce by 740

Posted  July 10, 2012

Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors business announced a reduction in its workforce of 740 July 10 as part of a continuing effort to improve efficiency and affordability amid a challenging budget environment. The company today notified 308 U.S.-based employees they will no longer have employment with the company. This action follows a voluntary layoff…

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Rolls-Royce reveals world’s only Lego jet engine

Posted  July 10, 2012

Rolls-Royce unveiled the world’s first jet engine to be made entirely of Lego at the opening of Farnborough International Airshow July 9. The engine, which is one of the most complex Lego structures ever built...

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Bataan Death March survivor shares story

Posted  July 10, 2012

Fewer and fewer Americans today can recall where they were when they heard the news that Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, had been attacked by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941. As the number of first-hand accounts...

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Boeing, American Airlines 737-800 ecoDemonstrator airplane prepares for flight test program

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing has completed assembly of an American Airlines, Next-Generation 737-800 to be used as a flying test bed for validating environmentally progressive technologies.

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News Briefs - July 10, 2012

Posted  July 10, 2012

Syrian military conducts military exercises Syria’s military has begun large-scale military exercises involving missile tests and ground and air operations meant to test its readiness to respond to aggression. The show of force appears to be designed as a warning to the international community not to interfere in the Syrian crisis. The state-run SANA news…

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7th Dive Detachment helps preserve history at USS Arizona

Posted  July 10, 2012

The USS Arizona Memorial is one of America’s greatest historical landmarks. The sunken ship is a tomb and the waters surrounding it are restricted.

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Cathay Pacific selects A350-1000

Posted  July 10, 2012

Cathay Pacific Airways July 10 announced that it intends to add the A350-1000 to its future A350 XWB fleet, with an agreement to place a new order for 10 aircraft. In addition, the Hong Kong-based airline will convert 16 of its existing orders for the A350-900 to the larger A350-1000. The acquisition of the A350-1000,…

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Britain’s prime minister welcomed on board Malaysia Airlines A380

Posted  July 10, 2012

The A380 was the star of the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow July 9, with a special visit from the United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron.

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