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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

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Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.


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ATK names Michael Callahan to board of directors

Posted  March 3, 2014

ATK has announced that Michael Callahan was elected as an independent director to the company’s board of directors and appointed to its Audit Committee, effective March 1, 2014. Callahan’s election increases the size of ATK’s board from eight to nine. “Mike’s 36 years of leadership in the sporting goods and outdoor industry, combined with his…

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Raytheon awarded $35 million minehunting sonar contract

Posted  March 3, 2014

Navy photograph The Remote Minehunting System and an AN/AQS-20 minehunting sonar (attached underneath) are brought aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2). Raytheon has been awarded $35.5 million to provide the U.S. Navy with AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar systems and equipment. The system leverages advanced sonar technologies to support the Navy’s critical minehunting missions,…

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Lockheed Martin IAM employees agree to new four-year contract

Posted  March 3, 2014

Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers ratified a new four-year labor agreement with Lockheed Martin. The new contract was ratified March 2 and became effective today. The new agreement extends to March 4, 2018. It covers more than 4,700 Lockheed Martin employees in seven IAM bargaining units – flight line mechanics,…

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ARL research fellow explores virtual humans research

Posted  March 3, 2014

At the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies, researchers specializing in the art and science of creating an immersive experience work with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to advance interactive simulation-based solutions for training Soldiers, teaching students, treating patients and more. In 1999, the Army and USC joined together to establish the Institute…

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Raytheon awarded $655 million contract for Patriot

Posted  March 3, 2014

Raytheon has received a $655 million contract for new-production fire units of the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System for Kuwait. These units are an addition to the Patriot fire units Kuwait currently owns to counter current and evolving threats. Awarded by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., as a…

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AEDC team supports new measurement capability for turbine blades and vanes

Posted  March 3, 2014

Courtesy photograph This photo of a phosphor-coated dual vane section of a gas turbine engine, is positioned downstream of the AEDC J85 engine at the University of Tennessee Space Institute Propulsion Research Facility. The luminescence produced by the green laser beam and projected onto the phosphor-coated surface (left) is used to measure surface temperature. The…

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News Briefs March 3, 2014

Posted  March 3, 2014

Navy: Fighter jet in Nevada crash ‘total loss’ A fighter jet that crashed during a training exercise in western Nevada is a total loss and the pilot’s condition is unknown, a spokeswoman for the Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, said Sunday. It took rescue crews several hours to reach the site after the 3…

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Newest Navy warship commissioned in Philadelphia

Posted  March 3, 2014

USS Somerset (LPD 25), the Navy's newest amphibious transport dock ship, commissioned during a formal ceremony at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, March 1.

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Headlines – March 3, 2014

Posted  March 3, 2014

News: Rescuers search for fighter jet pilot after crash in Nevada - The U.S. Navy and local authorities were searching March 2 for the pilot of an F/A-18C fighter jet that crashed during a training mission near a Nevada air base, the Navy said.   Business: As Boeing, Airbus factories hum, suppliers get rattled - The world’s…

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Sikorsky, Turkey sign Black Hawk helicopter licensing, manufacturing agreements

Posted  March 5, 2014

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., has signed agreements with the Turkish government and key Turkish aerospace contractors that license Turkey’s aerospace industry to manufacture 109 T-70 helicopters (Turkish variants of Sikorsky’s S-70i™ International Black Hawk helicopter) for operation by the Turkish Government, and to assemble 109 S-70i™ helicopters for Sikorsky. The…

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