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Future USNS Fall River delivered

Navy photograph The joint high speed vessel USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) completes acceptance trials testing and evaluations in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship’s trials included dockside testing to clear the ship for sea and at-sea trials during which the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey evaluated and demonstrated the performance of Fall River…

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NASA airborne campaigns focus on climate impacts in Arctic

University of Alaska-Fairbanks photograph by Chris Larsen Changes in more than 130 Alaskan glaciers are being surveyed by scientists at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in a DHC-3 Otter as part of NASA’s multi-year Operation IceBridge Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to…

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Future of NATO: Adapting to a new security environment

NATO’s supreme allied commander introduced new initiatives geared toward re-embracing its mission of collective defense.

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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory finds planet that makes star act deceptively old

Image courtesy of NASA/CXC/M. Weiss A new study from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory shows that a giant exoplanet, WASP-18b, is making the star that it orbits very closely act much older than it actually is. This artist’s illustration depicts WASP-18b and its star, which are about 330 light years away. A planet may be causing…

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Enhanced F-35 Lightning II logistics system delivered to flight test locations

Lockheed Martin has delivered the next evolution of the F-35 Lightning II’s information technology backbone, called the Autonomic Logistics Information System, to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.


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New directorate leader smoothly transitions in to help speed new technologies to fleet

Posted  July 10, 2012

The Office of Naval Research has a new director for its Office of Transition, officials announced July 10, with extensive experience in leading Department of Defense science and technology (S&T) efforts. Dr. Thomas H. Killion, the Army’s former chief scientist, will lead the ONR office charged with transitioning naval basic research into actual products in…

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Boeing offers medium-sized maritime surveillance aircraft

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing announced July 10 that it is offering a medium-sized Maritime Surveillance Aircraft to the global market. MSA builds on technologies developed for Boeing’s larger Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms to provide…

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Thailand signs LOA to be first in Southeast Asia to operate Sikorsky UH-60M helicopters

Posted  July 10, 2012

Sikorsky announced July 9 that the Royal Thai Army has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance to acquire two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters through the United States Government’s Foreign Military Sales channel. Upon delivery, Thailand will become the first member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to fly the very latest version of…

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Raytheon’s MTS-B delivers leading-edge surveillance technology to the US Air Force

Posted  July 10, 2012

Raytheon was recently awarded a $191 million contract to provide its Multispectral Targeting System for the U.S. Air Force’s MQ-9 Reaper. The MTS-B is a multiuse, electro-optical/infrared, laser detecting-ranging-tracking set developed and produced for use in military systems. Based on a state-of-the-art digital architecture, this advanced EO/IR system provides long-range surveillance, target acquisition, tracking, range-finding…

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Landscapers ‘give back’ to vets, fallen at Arlington

Posted  July 10, 2012

More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery July 9 for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and...

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Mantis concept demonstrator targeted to fly in United Kingdom

Posted  July 10, 2012

BAE Systems has announced its intention to re-fly the Mantis UAS Concept Demonstrator – this time in U.K. airspace. This will be the first flight of an unmanned air system of this class in U.K. airspace.

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Lockheed Martin F-35 flight test progress report

Posted  July 10, 2012

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program accrued the highest number of test points in a single month during June, an accomplishment indicative of the program’s ongoing maturation. Additionally, for the 18th consecutive month the F-35 test program remained ahead of plan. As of June 30, the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter had conducted 595 test…

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Rolls-Royce plans further performance improvement for market-leading Trent 700 engine

Posted  July 10, 2012

Rolls-Royce plans to make further performance improvements to its market-leading Trent 700 engine that powers the Airbus A330.

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Hamilton Sundstrand recognized by GE Aviation for outstanding customer service on the GP7200 engine program

Posted  July 10, 2012

Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, was recently recognized by GE Aviation for outstanding customer service for its work as a GE supplier on the Engine Alliance GP7200 engine program. Hamilton Sundstrand’s Customer Service organization received an overall score of 6.3 on a Likert scale of 7 on its annual customer satisfaction…

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Lockheed Martin, Marshall Aerospace sign agreement to increase C-130 refurbishment capability

Posted  July 10, 2012

Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement authorizing Marshall Aerospace to become the world’s first commercial company to install C-130 Center Wing Boxes. Marshall Aerospace is also the first C-130J Heavy Maintenance Center in the world. “As we see the C-130J Super Hercules global fleet expanding, and the demand for the C-130J remaining strong, we need…

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