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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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Pratt & Whitney signs agreement with Australian supplier Broens Industries for additional F135 engine work

Posted  July 10, 2012

Pratt & Whitney has awarded Broens Industries a follow on purchase order to manufacture complex support equipment for the sustainment solution of the F135 propulsion system powering the F-35 Lightning II. This new order valued at approximately $300,000 is for units which will be utilized at the first operational and training bases in the U.S….

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Airbus recognizes suppliers for best in-service performance

Posted  July 10, 2012

During the annual Airbus Suppliers Awards ceremony held during the Farnborough Air Show 2012, Didier Lux, Airbus executive vice president Customer Services, presented awards to recognize systems and equipment suppliers to Airbus who have achieved outstanding levels of customer satisfaction. To determine the shortlist, the rating process included inputs from 124 participating Airbus operators –…

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New directorate leader smoothly transitions in to help speed new technologies to fleet

Posted  July 10, 2012

The Office of Naval Research has a new director for its Office of Transition, officials announced July 10, with extensive experience in leading Department of Defense science and technology (S&T) efforts. Dr. Thomas H. Killion, the Army’s former chief scientist, will lead the ONR office charged with transitioning naval basic research into actual products in…

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Boeing offers medium-sized maritime surveillance aircraft

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing announced July 10 that it is offering a medium-sized Maritime Surveillance Aircraft to the global market. MSA builds on technologies developed for Boeing’s larger Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms to provide…

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Thailand signs LOA to be first in Southeast Asia to operate Sikorsky UH-60M helicopters

Posted  July 10, 2012

Sikorsky announced July 9 that the Royal Thai Army has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance to acquire two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters through the United States Government’s Foreign Military Sales channel. Upon delivery, Thailand will become the first member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to fly the very latest version of…

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Raytheon’s MTS-B delivers leading-edge surveillance technology to the US Air Force

Posted  July 10, 2012

Raytheon was recently awarded a $191 million contract to provide its Multispectral Targeting System for the U.S. Air Force’s MQ-9 Reaper. The MTS-B is a multiuse, electro-optical/infrared, laser detecting-ranging-tracking set developed and produced for use in military systems. Based on a state-of-the-art digital architecture, this advanced EO/IR system provides long-range surveillance, target acquisition, tracking, range-finding…

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Landscapers ‘give back’ to vets, fallen at Arlington

Posted  July 10, 2012

More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery July 9 for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and...

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Mantis concept demonstrator targeted to fly in United Kingdom

Posted  July 10, 2012

BAE Systems has announced its intention to re-fly the Mantis UAS Concept Demonstrator – this time in U.K. airspace. This will be the first flight of an unmanned air system of this class in U.K. airspace.

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Lockheed Martin F-35 flight test progress report

Posted  July 10, 2012

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program accrued the highest number of test points in a single month during June, an accomplishment indicative of the program’s ongoing maturation. Additionally, for the 18th consecutive month the F-35 test program remained ahead of plan. As of June 30, the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter had conducted 595 test…

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Rolls-Royce plans further performance improvement for market-leading Trent 700 engine

Posted  July 10, 2012

Rolls-Royce plans to make further performance improvements to its market-leading Trent 700 engine that powers the Airbus A330.

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