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Raytheon awarded Title III contract to advance its industry-leading Gallium Nitride technology

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of the Secretary of Defense have awarded Raytheon a $14.9 million contract to further enhance its process for producing gallium nitride-based semiconductors.

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NASA astronaut, crewmates launch to space station to continue research

Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:05 a.m., EDT, Oct. 19.

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Navy’s common control system validates interoperability during tri-service demo

The Navy recently tested its Common Control System during a tri-service demonstration that showed the potential use of unmanned systems for automated medical casualty evacuations.

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Airmen provide mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska

Over the course of 12 days in October with temperatures dropping below freezing in the “Last Frontier” Airmen from the 621stContingency Response Wing provided rapid global mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-1.

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NTTR: Tip of readiness spear

Spanning Southern Nevada lies the crown jewel for tactics, training and operational testing for the Department of Defense: the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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Headlines – October 14, 2016

Posted  October 14, 2016

News U.S. troops face new threat as ISIS deploys flying IEDs – Drone warfare recently entered a new chapter in which America’s adversaries can successfully deliver explosives via cheap, commercially-available unmanned aircraft, challenging the U.S. military to go on the defensive.   Missile attacks on U.S. ships: A threat to deployed forces and a new…

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News Briefs – October 14, 2016

Posted  October 14, 2016

Russian military test-fires 3 ballistic missiles in same day The Russian military has test-fired three ballistic missiles in one day, drills that come amid a U.S.-Russian rift over Syria. The Defense Ministry said a nuclear submarine of the Russian Pacific Fleet launched an intercontinental ballistic missile from the Sea of Okhotsk off Russia’s far east…

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NASA plans first beyond visual line-of-sight drone demo

Posted  October 14, 2016

In mid-October NASA partners will fly five unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones, beyond visual line-of-sight of their human operators-in-command, to test planning, tracking and alerting capabilities of NASA’s UAS traffic management research platform.

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Boeing provides more than $3 billion annual economic benefit in Canada

Posted  October 14, 2016

Boeing contributes more than $3 billion annually to Canada’s economic growth and development, according to a study commissioned by the company. Through its operations in Winnipeg and elsewhere, along with direct and indirect economic effects, Boeing supports more than 17,000 jobs across Canada according to the study done by Doyletech Corporation. The analysis also found…

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ALS Class 16-G graduates 27 Airmen

Posted  October 14, 2016

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Senior Airman Brian Cozzie, 412th Maintenance Squadron, is Airman Leadership School Class 16-G’s John L. Levitow Award winner. The Levitow award is presented to the student that demonstrated the most outstanding leadership and scholastic qualities. Selection for the Levitow award is based on academic performance and assignment of points…

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