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AF researchers aiming to increase energy security through microgrids

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, is exploring microgrid and alternative fuel technologies in an effort to move military operations toward greater energy independence.

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Boeing, EVA Airways finalize Taiwan’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

Boeing and EVA Airways Nov. 24 finalized a historic order for up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners. The order, valued at more than $8 billion at current list prices, marks the largest single commercial airplane purchase in Taiwan aviation.

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PAC-3 Missile intercepts target in flight test

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted an incoming target Nov. 19, as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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New ‘Chem milling’ process garners positive reaction by producing parts quickly

Bubbles of hydrogen gas boiled and rolled as electroplater Marissa DeMent dunked a new piece of what will become an F/A-18 Hornet’s aluminum exterior component into a chemical bath at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla.

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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope receives first mirror installation

NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory’s construction.

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Dassault Falcon Jet completes new Little Rock expansion

Posted  November 20, 2015

Dassault Falcon Jet has completed another major expansion of its Little Rock Completion Center that will add 350,000 square feet of production space to the Arkansas facility.

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NASA’s Prandtl makes successful first flight

Posted  November 20, 2015

Flying wings are nothing new in aerospace, the Soviet Union began designing and building them in 1946 -- the Horten brothers from Germany and aerospace companies from United States, Russia, France and United Kingdom have built them; however, none are designed quite like the Prandtl-D.

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Knight visits Hearts Apart

Posted  November 20, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber. U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, R-Calif., stopped by the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 12, 2015, to express his thanks to family members of deployed service members from Edwards AFB. Knight was invited to come by the monthly Hearts Apart event at the…

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NASA announces new public-private partnerships

Posted  November 20, 2015

NASA has secured partnerships with 22 U.S. companies through two solicitations to advance the agency’s goals for robotic and human exploration of the solar system by shepherding the development of critical space technologies. “These awards enable us to continue to foster partnerships with the commercial space sector that not only leverage capabilities to meet NASA’s…

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Latest Patriot takes out two ballistic missiles during first flight test

Posted  November 20, 2015

The U.S. Army successfully completed the first in a series of flight tests for the latest upgrades to the Raytheon-made Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. 

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