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Future USNS Fall River delivered

Navy photograph The joint high speed vessel USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) completes acceptance trials testing and evaluations in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship’s trials included dockside testing to clear the ship for sea and at-sea trials during which the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey evaluated and demonstrated the performance of Fall River…

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NASA airborne campaigns focus on climate impacts in Arctic

University of Alaska-Fairbanks photograph by Chris Larsen Changes in more than 130 Alaskan glaciers are being surveyed by scientists at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in a DHC-3 Otter as part of NASA’s multi-year Operation IceBridge Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to…

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Future of NATO: Adapting to a new security environment

NATO’s supreme allied commander introduced new initiatives geared toward re-embracing its mission of collective defense.

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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory finds planet that makes star act deceptively old

Image courtesy of NASA/CXC/M. Weiss A new study from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory shows that a giant exoplanet, WASP-18b, is making the star that it orbits very closely act much older than it actually is. This artist’s illustration depicts WASP-18b and its star, which are about 330 light years away. A planet may be causing…

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Enhanced F-35 Lightning II logistics system delivered to flight test locations

Lockheed Martin has delivered the next evolution of the F-35 Lightning II’s information technology backbone, called the Autonomic Logistics Information System, to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.


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Aerojet SEP study demonstrates affordability enhancement for NASA exploration

Posted  July 30, 2012

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, completed a Solar Electric Propulsion mission concept study for NASA Glenn Research Center that demonstrated the ability to reduce the mission cost for NASA Human Exploration cargo missions by more than 50 percent through the use of existing flight-proven SEP systems. Self-funded under a collaborative Space Act Agreement, Aerojet’s SEP mission…

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Navy conducts Pax River’s first flight of X-47B unmanned aircraft

Posted  July 30, 2012

The Navy made Pax River history July 29 after it conducted the naval air station's historic first flight of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air...

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Embry-Riddle presents AIMS 2012 Summit

Posted  July 30, 2012

The Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide is presenting their 3rd Annual Aviation & Aerospace Industry Manufacturing Summit Oct. 7-10, 2012, co-hosted by AllianceTexas at the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle. AAIMS 2012 promises to be one of the premier aerospace conferences in the nation, and…

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Business

Raytheon achieves delivery, operational milestones on F/A-18 avionics systems

Posted  July 30, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon has achieved important milestones on three F/A-18E/F related programs, highlighting the company’s ongoing, successful support of the Super Hornet aircraft. Raytheon recently delivered the 300th APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar to Boeing for integration on F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. Raytheon has also delivered the 600th ALR-67(V)3 radar…

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Panetta salutes Korean War vets at 59th armistice observance

Posted  July 27, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta observed the 59th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice July 27 by reminding a gathering of Korean War veterans that America will not permit cuts to the military to again...

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F-35 maintenance training spawns USMC’s first air FTD

Posted  July 27, 2012

With the introduction of the Department of Defense's newest fifth-generation fighter jet, the F-35 Lightening Bolt Joint Strike Fighter, the joint effort is at the forefront of the aircraft's maintenance training and...

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News Briefs – July 27, 2012

Posted  July 27, 2012

Pilot killed in Nevada crash was low on gas A fighter pilot on a Navy training mission told air traffic controllers he was running out of gas before he crashed and died at Fallon Naval Air Station in March. Retired Capt. Carroll LeFon had been playing the enemy in an Israeli-built F-21 before attempting to…

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Rapid Equipping Force displays new technology at Pentagon

Posted  July 27, 2012

When soldiers in the field have an immediate need for a new technology or piece of equipment, they don't have time to wait for it: They need it now.

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Dryden helped JPL calibrate Mars Science Lab radar

Posted  July 27, 2012

One of the key systems of the upcoming landing of the Mars Science Lab is a new pulse-Doppler radar. The Terminal Descent Sensor provides velocimetric and altitude data. Its rigorous test program included two series of flight tests at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. JPL field test lead Jim Montgomery presented a colloquium…

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New flight control mode improves F-35C handling on landing approach

Posted  July 27, 2012

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., completed the first dedicated test flight May 4...

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