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Russian aircraft flies near U.S. Navy ship in Black Sea

Navy photograph by Seamn Edward Guttierrez III Sailors man the rails as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 11, 2014. Donald Cook is the first of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be stationed in Rota. A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald…

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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft powers through first integrated system testing

NASA's Orion spacecraft has proven its mettle in a test designed to determine the spacecraft's readiness for its first flight test - Exploration Flight Test-1 - later this year. EFT-1 will send the spacecraft more than 3,600 miles from Earth and return it safely.

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Navy to christen future USS Zumwalt, new class of destroyer

The Navy will christen the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) April 12, during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., who served as the 19th CNO from 1970-1974. Secretary…

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Future USS America delivered

Navy photograph by PO1 Lewis Hunsaker More than 900 Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6) march to the ship to take custody of it. The U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the amphibious assault ship from Huntington Ingalls Industries during a custody transfer ceremony in Pascagoula,…

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Installation of backup oxygen system in F-22 combat fleet continues

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System, or ABOS, in the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014. In January 2012, following a series of incidents in which a number of F-22 pilots experienced physiological symptoms in flight, the Air…


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Airborne radar prepped for missile defense testing

Posted  May 1, 2012

A new air defense radar system is undergoing testing on White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to ready it for later integrated testing...

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Lockheed Martin’s Shadow Hawk munition launched from Shadow UAS for first time

Posted  May 1, 2012

Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the first launch of a Shadow Hawk precision-guided weapon recently from a Shadow 200 Unmanned Aircraft System, achieving a direct hit on the target. Shadow Hawk is an 11-pound class, 2.75-inch diameter, 27-inch long drop-glide weapon. It is terminally guided by a semi-active laser seeker, providing better than one meter precision….

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Honoring the Anzio veterans

Posted  May 1, 2012

On board guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72), crew members welcomed the Anzio Beachhead Veterans and their families, April 26, commemorating the anniversary of the World War II storming of Anzio Beach in Italy 68 years ago. On Jan. 22, 1944, the beaches of Anzio, Italy, were assaulted by 40,000 soldiers, over 5,000 vehicles, and…

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NASA Explorer Schools Symposium showcases student research

Posted  May 1, 2012

Students from across the nation will gather at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston May 2-5 for the annual NASA Explorer Schools Symposium. These future leaders in science, technology, education and math, or STEM, have completed research investigations and will present their findings to a team of NASA scientists and engineers, student peers and educators….

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Space operator, KC-135 crew team for ‘science project’

Posted  May 1, 2012

More and more people are realizing the “game-changing” force space capabilities provide in today’s operations, as was the case more than 60 years ago when the air domain added a new dimension to land and sea operations. The power of that integration was seen first-hand by crews...

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Boeing provides first Tactical cross-domain capabilities for Predator, Reaper

Posted  May 1, 2012

Boeing has completed the first delivery of its tactical cross-domain technology, eXMeritus HardwareWall, to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. for integration into the Ground Control Station of the Predator/Reaper Remotely Piloted Vehicle. The delivery is part of a contract from GA-ASI that includes additional deliveries of HardwareWall and associated information assurance and engineering support. eXMeritus…

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NASA’s Chandra sees remarkable outburst from old black hole

Posted  May 1, 2012

An extraordinary outburst produced by a black hole in a nearby galaxy has provided direct evidence for a population of old, volatile stellar black holes. The discovery, made by astronomers using NASA’s Chandra...

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ONR-sponsored Flexrotor program takes off for next phase

Posted  May 1, 2012

The Office of Naval Research-sponsored Flexrotor vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial vehicle entered the next development phase in delivering improved maritime surveillance capability April 30. The contract is awarded for the flight controls component. During this phase, Aerovel Corp. will advance Flexrotor’s capability with an upgraded propulsion system to transition from vertical to cruising…

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Lockheed Martin to deliver new C-130J training technology

Posted  May 1, 2012

The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $156 million contract to provide new training devices to accommodate the growing pipeline of C-130J aircrews and maintainers. Lockheed Martin will develop 24 new training devices and provide program management and engineering services under the U.S. Air Force’s C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System II, referred to…

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Arlington National Cemetery plants saplings to honor troops

Posted  April 30, 2012

In honor of Arbor Day and to pay respects to U.S. service members, officials planted five oak tree saplings at Arlington National Cemetery...

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