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EUCOM commander: U.S. armored brigade’s deployment to Poland ‘significant’

The recent arrival in Poland of the U.S. Army, 4th Infantry Division’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team “marks a significant moment in European deterrence and defense," Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command, said in a EUCOM news release.

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NASA research is key to future of air transportation

In the future, aircraft will consume half as much fuel compared to today, generate one-fourth the emissions they do now, fly so quietly that airport neighbors won’t hear annoying noise and fly passengers at supersonic speeds while burning biofuels.

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U.S. Navy’s AN/AES-1 airborne laser mine detection system achieves IOC

The U.S. Navy’s AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System, designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman, has achieved Initial Operational Capability.

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Pirates take title at 4th Quarter Weapons Load Competition

The “Pirates” from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron are the winners of the 4th Quarter Weapons Load Competition held Jan. 3 and hosted by the 412th Maintenance Group, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Castaway Airman helped map the world

For six months in 1956 Bob Cunningham, a former Air Force radar operator, lived on a remote knob approximately 2,000 feet long and 850 feet wide in the Spratly Islands group located midway between the Philippine Islands and Vietnam. His home was a canvas tent and he manned radio and radar equipment for a secret Air Force project mapping the earth.


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Electric Boat says it can meet Navy goal for adding subs

Posted  January 11, 2017

Submarine builder Electric Boat of Groton, Conn., would be able to meet the expectations of an ambitious U.S. Navy shipbuilding plan, given the time and resources, company president Jeffrey Geiger said Jan. 9. The Navy released a 355-ship proposal last month that calls for adding 47 ships, including 18 attack submarines. That’s five more ships…

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Defense

‘60 Minutes’ showcases work at China Lake

Posted  January 11, 2017

CBS News national security correspondent David Martin and a 10-person production crew spent six days filming test events and interviews at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake last October; the “60 Minutes” segment aired on Jan. 8.

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Space

Last look before lift-off: SBIRS GEO Flight 3 encapsulated for launch

Posted  January 11, 2017

The U.S. Air Force’s next Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, was encapsulated on Jan. 7 at Cape Canaveral, Fla., where it will launch on Jan. 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Encapsulation refers to the sealing of the satellite in a protective launch vehicle fairing—one…

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Boeing, Jeju Air finalize order for three Next-Generation 737-800s

Posted  January 11, 2017

Boeing and Jeju Air announced an order Jan. 10 for three Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, valued at nearly $300 million at current list prices, will become the airline’s first direct-purchased airplanes from Boeing and fuel the airline’s continued expansion within Asia’s rapidly growing air travel market. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer…

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U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian boats

Posted  January 11, 2017

A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at armed Iranian patrol boats as they sped toward the American warship at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, marring a recent period of relatively quiet interactions between U.S. and Iranian forces, the Pentagon said Jan. 9. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said a group…

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