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B61 undergoes testing in AEDC wind tunnel

A test conducted in Arnold Engineering Development Complex's 16-foot transonic wind tunnel supports the design of the newest version of the B61 nuclear bomb.

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New CT scanner finds diverse, important uses for researchers

Army photograph by Charles Kennedy Turning a now-standard tool for medical diagnostics and therapeutics to a host of new applications, the U. S. Army Research Laboratory’s Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate recently acquired a turn-key computed tomography scanner system with funds from the Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program, or JTAPIC. For tests…

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DOD identifies missing World War II Marine

Marine Corps photograph Marines wounded during the landing on Tarawa in November 1943 are towed out on rubber boats to larger vessels that will take them to base hospitals. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman lost during World War II have been identified and are being…

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Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for soldiers.

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Weapons School students get first look at upgraded B-1s

Air Force photograph by A1C Alexander Guerrero Maj. Brad Weber checks a screen that displays diagnostic information May 7, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The IBS is a combination of three different upgrades, which includes a Fully Integrated Data Link, a Vertical Situation Display upgrade, and a Central Integrated System upgrade. The VSDU…


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Boeing helps open thermoplastic composites research lab in the Netherlands

Posted  June 26, 2012

A new laboratory that provides thermoplastic composites research for Boeing and other aerospace companies has opened at Enschede in the Netherlands. “With this opening, the Thermoplastics Composites Research Center, or TPRC, is no longer a virtual institute,” said William Gerry, who represents Boeing as chairman of the TPRC board. “The TPRC research team is now…

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Africom commander details current, emerging threats

Posted  June 26, 2012

U.S. Africa Command’s top military officer today detailed existing and emerging threats from extremist organizations on the continent in a speech at the African Center for Strategic Studies in Arlington, Va. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham also explained the U.S. presence in Africa and Africom initiatives based on the new U.S. defense strategic guidance. “When…

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Boeing executive Ray Conner to lead Commercial Airplanes business

Posted  June 26, 2012

Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney announced June 26 the appointment of Raymond L. Conner as president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Thruster tests complete for NASA partner Boeing’s crew capsule

Posted  June 26, 2012

CANOGA PARK, Calif. – Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne has successfully completed a series of tests on a thruster destined for Boeing’s Commercial Space Transportation spacecraft, designated CST-100. Boeing is one of several companies working to develop crew transportation capabilities under the Commercial Crew Development Round 2 agreement with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

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VA boosts staffing, programs to prevent suicide

Posted  June 26, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs is making progress in suicide prevention, adding staff and programs to treat the “invisible scars” carried home from the war by service members and veterans, the VA undersecretary for health said last week. Speaking at the June 20-22 Annual DOD/VA Suicide Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C., Dr. Robert Petzel addressed…

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FI predicts $53 billion COMSAT market over next 10 years

Posted  June 26, 2012

Forecast International projects that the commercial communications satellite market will be worth $52.7 billion from 2012-2021. According to its “The Market for Commercial Communications Satellites” study, which tracks some 49 satellite production programs, 419 individual communications satellites will be produced during that timeframe. According to the study, high-speed broadband Internet, digital television and video broadcasting,…

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Army research official visits Afghanistan

Posted  June 26, 2012

A senior research and development leader spoke with Army officials at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 11-13. Army leaders in the field are seeking technology solutions for complex challenges.

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Northrop Grumman to modify E-6B with high-speed, secure networking and communications

Posted  June 26, 2012

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a $44.3 million contract to integrate high-speed, secure communications and networking systems on an E-6B Mercury aircraft, part of the Take Charge and Move Outstrategic communications relay mission. Navy E-6B TACAMO aircraft provide survivable and reliable airborne command, control and communications between the president of the United States,…

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NASA hosts first multi-center social media event for Mars landing

Posted  June 26, 2012

NASA is inviting its social media followers to the first-ever multi-center NASA Social Aug. 3 to preview the Aug. 6 landing of the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover. NASA Socials are in-person meetings with people who engage with the agency through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks. Events will be held simultaneously at six…

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Whatever floats your roboboat: competition engages students in STEM

Posted  June 26, 2012

An international lineup of university teams raced custom-built autonomous surface vehicles at the fifth annual RoboBoat competition, held June 20-24 in Virginia Beach, Va. The competition-sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation-is an autonomous robotics challenge where teams put their ASVs through a marked navigation channel…

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