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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

Image courtesy of NASA, J. Lotz, (STScI Space

NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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Health & Safety

TRICARE Prime enrollment fees increase Oct. 1

Posted  July 24, 2012

New TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families will begin Oct. 1. Retirees who were enrolled before Oct. 1, 2011 will see a more significant increase since their enrollment fee remained at the 2011 levels of $230 and $460 per year when the fees increased last year. The National Defense Authorization…

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Philippines to boost defense, won’t yield to China

Posted  July 24, 2012

President Benigno Aquino III said July 23 that the Philippines won’t back down from a South China Sea dispute with China and that his country’s military would soon get dozens of new aircraft and ships for maritime defense. Aquino announced during his annual state of the nation address that more than 40 military aircraft –…

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Business

‘Tough’ second quarter expected for United Technologies

Posted  July 24, 2012

United Technologies Corp. will release its second-quarter earnings results before the markets open July 26.   WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The conglomerate, based in Hartford, Conn., makes jet engines, elevators, heating and cooling equipment for homes and businesses and other aerospace and building systems. It’s in the process of selling several businesses to help finance…

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Panetta discusses impact of sequestration

Posted  July 24, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met with members of the Aerospace Industries Association, National Defense Industrial Association, and Professional Services Council in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2012.

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Veterans

Korean War vet’s memories vivid of time spent as POW

Posted  July 24, 2012

When infantryman David Mills joined the Army on his 17th birthday and was sent to fight in the Korean War, his mission was to hold Outpost Harry "at all costs."

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Business

Rockwell Collins third quarter profit rises 5.1 percent

Posted  July 24, 2012

Rockwell Collins’ third-quarter net income rose 5 percent, but fell just short of Wall Street expectations after one of its big customers sought bankruptcy protection. For the quarter ended June 30, the aviation and communications company earned $166 million, or $1.14 per share, up from $158 million, or $1.01 per share, in the same quarter…

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Lockheed Martin second quarter profit up, boosts 2012 outlook

Posted  July 24, 2012

Lockheed Martin posted a 5 percent increase in second-quarter net income thanks in part to strong commercial satellite deliveries. The Bethesda, Md., aerospace and defense contractor also raised its full-year profit guidance citing the better-than-expected quarterly results. For the quarter ended June 24, Lockheed Martin earned $781 million, or $2.38 per share, up from $742…

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Army hosts Network Industry Day

Posted  July 24, 2012

As it looks ahead to more Network Integration Evaluations, the Army hosted an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, to discuss opportunities to collaborate on the future tactical...

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Korean War defining conflict for new Air Force

Posted  July 24, 2012

While July 27 is one of the lesser-known days of remembrance for the U.S., for the Air Force, recognizing the signing of the Korean War armistice on this day in 1953 marked an era when the service came...

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Business

Boeing-built legacy UHF payload successfully operating on MUOS-1 satellite

Posted  July 24, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing July 24 said that its legacy communications payload onboard the Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-1) satellite has passed all on-orbit tests. MUOS-1 was launched Feb. 24 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on an Atlas V launch vehicle. It is the first of five satellites being built…

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