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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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Boeing, GECAS announce commitment for 100 737s

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing announced July 10 at the Farnborough International Airshow a commitment by GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of…

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Acting undersecretary of the Air Force appointed

Posted  July 10, 2012

On July 3, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Jamie Morin to serve as the acting undersecretary of the Air Force. He will serve in this capacity effective immediately and until such time as a new undersecretary is nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Morin said he welcomed the new responsibilities. “I appreciate…

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Pacific Partnership 2012 Welcomes New Participants

Posted  July 10, 2012

Nearly half way through the Pacific Partnership 2012 mission, another wave of participants from various countries and non-governmental organizations joined the ship’s team while in port in Subic Bay, Philippines, July 7. While in Subic Bay, 131 staff finished their role in the mission and were replaced by 139 new team members eager to start…

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Norway fires first ground-based Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile from NASAMS launcher

Posted  July 10, 2012

The Royal Norwegian Air Force successfully fired a Raytheon Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile from a National Advanced Surface-to-Air-Missile System. During the first-of-its-kind test at the Andoya Rocket Range in Northern Norway, the ESSM intercepted and destroyed an air target. “Completion of this live-fire exercise is a major step forward in our efforts to qualify ESSM…

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Lockheed Martin to deliver Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods to Royal Air Force of Oman

Posted  July 10, 2012

Lockheed Martin has received a $23 million contract from the Royal Air Force of Oman to provide additional Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for their F-16 fleet.

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Embraer selects Boeing to provide weapons integration for A-29 Super Tucano

Posted  July 10, 2012

Embraer and Boeing at the Farnborough Airshow July 10 announced an agreement that further enhances the collaboration between the two companies and brings additional capabilities to Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano through new weapons integration developments to meet future customer requirements. The new weapons integration capacity enhances the solution presented to the U.S. Air Force Light…

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Northrop Grumman’s NG-AGS completes field test, readies for next phase

Posted  July 10, 2012

Northrop Grumman announced July 10 that its Next Generation Automated Detection System for homeland defense applications has successfully completed a rigorous field test and is ready for the program’s next phase. The NG-ADS technology is a competitor for the Department of Homeland Security’s upcoming BioWatch Gen-3 Phase II acquisition. The program seeks to deploy a…

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Bradley upgrades: Ahead of schedule, under budget

Posted  July 10, 2012

BAE Systems recently completed Bradley Urban Survivability Kit III upgrades to 236 U.S. Army Bradley A3 Fighting Vehicles stationed in Korea one month early and 20 percent under budget.

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BAE Systems’ Taranis passes the test

Posted  July 10, 2012

Taranis, the United Kingdom's unmanned combat air system technology demonstrator, has successfully completed a series of key tests on the way to commencing flight trials in 2013.

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XCOR establishing new commercial spaceflight R&D center in Texas

Posted  July 9, 2012

The Midland Development Corporation and XCOR Aerospace jointly announced July 9 the establishment of XCOR’s new Commercial Space Research and Development Center Headquarters that will be created over the next 18 months in Midland, Texas. XCOR manufactures reusable rocket engines for major aerospace prime contractors and is the designer, manufacturer and operator of the Lynx,…

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