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Insitu demonstrates long endurance capabilities of Integrator unmanned aircraft

Insitu photograph Insitu’s Integrator unmanned aircraft recovers via SkyHook; the aircraft recently completed a 24-hour endurance flight. Insitu announced July 22 the successful 24-hour flight of its Integrator unmanned aircraft. The flight demonstrated Integrator’s expanded endurance at an increased gross take-off weight with payload on board. The event is the first of several planned milestones…

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Lockheed Martin selected for U.S. Air Force’s satellite hosted payload initiative

Lockheed Martin has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Hosted Payload Solutions initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads – electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions – on commercial satellites.

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President awards Medal of Honor to former Army staff sergeant

Army photograph by Lisa Ferdinando President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts at the White House, July 21, 2014. Pitts received the nation’s highest military honor for his actions on July 13, 2008, in Wanat, Afghanistan, with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment,…

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First aviation mechanic display added to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum's Early Years Gallery July 21.

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Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes yesterday, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, for his bravery in combat at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.


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NASA Pleiades supercomputer gets a little more oomph

Posted  June 19, 2012

NASA’s flagship Pleiades supercomputer just received a boost to help keep pace with the intensive number-crunching requirements of scientists and engineers working on some of the agency’s most challenging missions. Pleiades is critical for the modeling, simulation and analysis of a diverse set of agency projects in aeronautics research, Earth and space sciences and the…

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World

Africa presents opportunity, challenges

Posted  June 19, 2012

For decades, Africa was arguably the most overlooked continent on the globe, with U.S. military involvement there shared among three combatant commands and engagement activities episodic at best.

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Business

Northrop Grumman awarded $108 million Air Force contract

Posted  June 19, 2012

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a three-year, $108 million contract to develop and implement cryptography upgrades as part of the intercontinental ballistic missile cryptography upgrade II engineering and manufacturing development program. This work will occur in Clearfield, Utah, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Colorado Springs, Colo. “Northrop Grumman has worked hand in hand…

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Space

NASA selects low cost, high science Earth venture space system

Posted  June 19, 2012

NASA has selected an ocean wind study proposal led by the University of Michigan from among 19 submitted to the agency’s Announcement of Opportunity for small spaceflight investigations of the Earth system. The proposed mission will make accurate measurements of ocean surface winds throughout the life cycle of tropical storms and hurricanes, which could help…

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2012 Global Product Data Interoperability Summit announced

Posted  June 19, 2012

Boeing and Northrop Grumman will hold their fourth joint Global Product Data Interoperability Summit Nov. 12-15, at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos in Chandler, Ariz. The theme of this year’s summit is “Product Data Quality Integrated Throughout the Value Stream.” The summit has become the premier event for industry professionals concerned with interoperability issues that…

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Veterans

Soldier missing from Korean War identified

Posted  June 19, 2012

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced June 19 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, were identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Cpl. Robert I. Wax of Detroit will be buried June 20 at Arlington National Cemetery. In…

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Unmanned Aircraft System operators save lives in combat

Posted  June 19, 2012

Sgt. Christopher Harris was conducting a routine reconnaissance mission in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in 2009, when the Puma unmanned...

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Business

Boeing FAB-T demonstrates communications with on-orbit AEHF satellite

Posted  June 19, 2012

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing has successfully demonstrated end-to-end communication using a terminal from the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals system and the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite. This first on-orbit test with the AEHF SV-1 satellite accomplished both extended-data-rate and low-data-rate communications using the FAB-T system. “This critical test used an on-orbit satellite,…

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Second Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes first flight

Posted  June 18, 2012

The Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record-setting test-flight mission that began March 5...

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NASA, FAA advance national goals in commercial human space transportation with landmark agreement

Posted  June 18, 2012

The Federal Aviation Administration and NASA have signed a historic agreement to coordinate standards for commercial space travel of government and non-government astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station. The two agencies will collaborate to expand efforts that provide a stable framework for the U.S. space industry, avoid conflicting requirements and…

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