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Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves soldiers' ability to put artillery on target.

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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter achieves successful first flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, announced May 22 the successful first flight of the S-97 Raider™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability.

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Critical NASA research returns to Earth aboard U.S. SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m., EDT, May 21 with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.

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Soldiers participate during Flags In at Arlington Cemetery

After a long, unseasonably cold and wet day of conducting burial services, about 1,000 Old Guard soldiers made their way across the soggy hills and flats that make up Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to place miniature flags in front of each grave marker, May 21.


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DOD announces installation realignment in Europe

Posted  May 18, 2015

Defense Department officials announced May 15 that the department will fully return the U.S. Army-Europe site in Stuttgart, Germany, to the host nation in 2015. The Stuttgart Administrative Facility has been identified for return to the host nation as excess to the needs of the U.S. military in Europe, the officials said. The site is…

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U.S. judge tosses investor lawsuit against Spirit AeroSystems

Posted  May 18, 2015

A federal judge May 14 threw out a class-action lawsuit brought by investors against aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems alleging that the company and four of its officers made misleading statements that artificially inflated its stock price. The shareholder lawsuit was filed after an October 2012 announcement that the Wichita, Kansas,-based company had recorded $590…

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Headlines May 15, 2015

Posted  May 15, 2015

News: Six Marines dead as chopper found in Nepal – Nepalese rescuers May 15 found three bodies near the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, and officials said it was unlikely there were any survivors from the crash.   Business: Study…

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News Briefs May 15, 2015

Posted  May 15, 2015

European officials sing ‘We Are the World’ at NATO meeting In a distinctly different note for a military alliance meeting, European officials ended a NATO meeting with a spirited rendition of “We Are The World.” Taking a break from issues such as the war in Ukraine and instability in the Middle East, NATO and other…

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Northrop Grumman establishes science advisory board for Venus mission

Posted  May 15, 2015

Northrop Grumman graphic Artist’s concept of the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform is shown here flying through the thick clouds surrounding Venus. A delta-wing shaped inflatable air vehicle with a 55 meter wing span, VAMP bears a strong resemblance to the Northrop Grumman-designed Flying Wing, B-2 Spirit and X-47B air vehicles. VAMP will cruise through the…

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Nomination for next Chief of Naval Operations announced

Posted  May 15, 2015

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced May 13 during a Pentagon press briefing that he has recommended Adm. John M. Richardson as the next Chief of Naval Operations.

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NASA unveils latest technology roadmaps for future agency needs

Posted  May 15, 2015

NASA has released the agency’s 2015 technology roadmaps laying out the promising new technologies that will help NASA achieve its aeronautics, science and human exploration missions for the next 20 years, including the agency’s journey to Mars. The agency is seeking public comment on the draft roadmaps to increase awareness, generate innovative solutions for space…

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Torrance annual Armed Forces Day celebration this weekend

Posted  May 15, 2015

May 15-17, the City of Torrance will pay tribute to the nation’s Armed Forces with its 56th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade–the City’s longest standing tradition and the largest Armed Force Day Parade in the United States. Each year, the city honors a different military branch; this year highlights the United States Coast…

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Raytheon delivers first GPS OCX hardware shipment to Air Force

Posted  May 15, 2015

Raytheon has delivered the first operational hardware for the Global Positioning System’s Next Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, completing a key milestone in the program. GPS OCX is the ground command and control system that will manage GPS satellites with significantly improved accuracy and precision, while providing unprecedented levels of cyber protection….

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Orion test lab mockup for next flight finished

Posted  May 15, 2015

The construction of an Orion crew module and crew module adapter full-scale mockup has been completed at the Lockheed Martin Littleton, Colo., facility. This mockup was transferred to the Orion Test Lab May 13, 2015 where engineers will configure it with the exact harnessing, electrical power, sensors, avionics and flight software needed to support Exploration…

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