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Air Force, Army Aviation come together to complete vital mission in Egypt

Army photograph by Sgt. Thomas Duval Soldiers and airmen load a UH-60 Black Hawk into an Air Force C17 Globemaster III Aug. 19, 2104, at an old Israeli airstrip in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. The airstrip is now used by the Multinational Force and Observers stationed in Sinai Egypt. The Black Hawk was loaded…

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Joint effort validates ability to move Stryker vehicles via air

Four Stryker combat vehicles were successfully loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13,2014, on the flightline at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, marking the Army's first use of the Stryker Marshalling Pad and Hot Cargo Pad since their construction.

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Northrop Grumman developing XS-1 experimental spaceplane design for DARPA

Northrop Grumman image Northrop Grumman Corporation with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design for DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane XS-1, shown here in an artist’s concept. In addition to low-cost launch, the XS-1 will serve as a test-bed for a new generation of hypersonic aircraft. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman with Scaled…

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Air Force, Creare develop technology

Courtesy photograph CREARE engineers test the 10 K cryocooler in a thermal vacuum chamber. The Air Force and the New Hampshire-based business developed a two-stage turbo-Brayton cryocooler that is expected to enhance operation of space-based infrared detectors. The Air Force and Creare, a small, New Hampshire-based business, developed a two-stage turbo-Brayton cryocooler that is expected…

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Bomber crews showcase take-off talents

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_8qr7ojpWg&feature=player_embedded Air Force photograph by SSgt. Sean Martin A B-52H Stratofortress starts its engines during a Minimum Interval Takeoff on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 14, 2014. Common place during the Cold War, a MITO challenges crews to get multiple aircraft airborne as quickly as possible in response to an alert call. Ten B-52H…


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Space

Thruster tests complete for NASA partner Boeing’s crew capsule

Posted  June 26, 2012

CANOGA PARK, Calif. – Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne has successfully completed a series of tests on a thruster destined for Boeing’s Commercial Space Transportation spacecraft, designated CST-100. Boeing is one of several companies working to develop crew transportation capabilities under the Commercial Crew Development Round 2 agreement with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

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Health & Safety

VA boosts staffing, programs to prevent suicide

Posted  June 26, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs is making progress in suicide prevention, adding staff and programs to treat the “invisible scars” carried home from the war by service members and veterans, the VA undersecretary for health said last week. Speaking at the June 20-22 Annual DOD/VA Suicide Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C., Dr. Robert Petzel addressed…

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Business

FI predicts $53 billion COMSAT market over next 10 years

Posted  June 26, 2012

Forecast International projects that the commercial communications satellite market will be worth $52.7 billion from 2012-2021. According to its “The Market for Commercial Communications Satellites” study, which tracks some 49 satellite production programs, 419 individual communications satellites will be produced during that timeframe. According to the study, high-speed broadband Internet, digital television and video broadcasting,…

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Defense

Army research official visits Afghanistan

Posted  June 26, 2012

A senior research and development leader spoke with Army officials at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 11-13. Army leaders in the field are seeking technology solutions for complex challenges.

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Business

Northrop Grumman to modify E-6B with high-speed, secure networking and communications

Posted  June 26, 2012

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a $44.3 million contract to integrate high-speed, secure communications and networking systems on an E-6B Mercury aircraft, part of the Take Charge and Move Outstrategic communications relay mission. Navy E-6B TACAMO aircraft provide survivable and reliable airborne command, control and communications between the president of the United States,…

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NASA hosts first multi-center social media event for Mars landing

Posted  June 26, 2012

NASA is inviting its social media followers to the first-ever multi-center NASA Social Aug. 3 to preview the Aug. 6 landing of the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover. NASA Socials are in-person meetings with people who engage with the agency through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks. Events will be held simultaneously at six…

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Tech

Whatever floats your roboboat: competition engages students in STEM

Posted  June 26, 2012

An international lineup of university teams raced custom-built autonomous surface vehicles at the fifth annual RoboBoat competition, held June 20-24 in Virginia Beach, Va. The competition-sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation-is an autonomous robotics challenge where teams put their ASVs through a marked navigation channel…

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World

North Korea slams U.S., South Korean use of flag in war drills

Posted  June 26, 2012

North Korea June 25 called the use of its flag during U.S.-South Korean military drills last week a serious provocation and evidence of U.S. hostility that justifies the growth of Pyongyang’s nuclear arms program. The statement from an unidentified Foreign Ministry spokesman came on the 62nd anniversary of the start of the 1950-53 Korean War,…

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Business

Lockheed Martin awarded $27.1 million contract for MLRS M270A1 launcher cab upgrades

Posted  June 26, 2012

Lockheed Martin received a $27.1 million contract from the U.S. Army for the first phase of a three-year development program that will increase crew protection and update the Army’s fleet of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M270A1 mobile rocket launchers. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will upgrade, assemble and test seven prototype vehicles. Phase one…

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ANGLICO jumps with British army commandos

Posted  June 26, 2012

Marines and sailors from the 1st and 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Companies conducted a live jupm with members of the 148th British army commandoes at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 15. The jump was part of Exercise Burmese Chase and afforded Marines and their British counterparts the…

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