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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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Raytheon awarded $636 million for Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle

Posted  July 9, 2012

Raytheon Company was awarded a $636 million development and sustainment contract to provide the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle to Boeing, which is the prime contractor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program. Raytheon booked the award during its second quarter. EKV represents the centerpiece for the Missile Defense Agency’s GMD as the intercept component of the Ground…

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Goodrich’s ORS-1 satellite completes first year in space

Posted  July 9, 2012

Goodrich Corporation announced July 9 that the ORS-1 satellite has celebrated its first anniversary in space. ORS-1, the first Operationally Responsive Space satellite specifically designed to support combatant command operations, was launched from Wallops Island Flight Facility aboard a Minotaur I launch vehicle June 29, 2011, at 11:09 p.m., EDT. Designed, manufactured, integrated and tested…

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World

U.K. army to lose 17 major units amid austerity push

Posted  July 9, 2012

British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said July 5 the country’s army will lose 17 major units in a sweeping restructuring to handle the loss of 20,000 soldiers under the government’s austerity drive. The U.K.’s army is shrinking from 102,000 troops to 82,000 by the end of the decade – part of efforts to meet steep…

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Robotics rodeo showcases new technologies

Posted  July 9, 2012

The Maneuver Center of Excellence put a dose of sci-fi on center stage at the 2012 Robotics Rodeo. More than 40 vendors and five universities showcased nearly 75 different technologies during the 10-day event...

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Aerojet names Arthur “Gene” Goldman as its Southeast Space Operations lead

Posted  July 9, 2012

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced July 9 that on Aug. 6, Gene Goldman will join Aerojet to lead the company’s Southeast Space Operations. Goldman has been the acting center director at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., since March 2012, when Robert Lightfoot began his assignment as NASA acting administrator at NASA Headquarters….

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Sierra Nevada announces Dream Chaser career fairs

Posted  July 9, 2012

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems will host two career fairs this week hiring Engineers, Technicians and other essential program personnel to design and build its Dream Chaser® Space System at its Louisville, Colo., headquarters. Dream Chaser is being developed as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Program to transport crew and critical cargo to and…

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Defense acquisition program saves soldiers’ lives

Posted  July 9, 2012

When it comes to rapidly fielding equipment for an urgent American war fighter need, a program run by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command quickly delivers the goods.

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO focused on production rate increases, new airplane development

Posted  July 9, 2012

Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner laid out his goals during the opening day [July 9] of the Farnborough International Airshow, saying the company is hitting its stride on performance and making significant progress on new airplane programs. “We’re seeing levels of demonstrated performance that give us confidence in our ability to increase…

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New Raytheon Standard Missile factory nears completion in Alabama

Posted  July 9, 2012

Raytheon’s all-up-round Standard Missile production facility in Huntsville, Ala., is nearing completion. The state-of-the-art factory, located on the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal, should be completed before the end of the year. Once operational, the 70,000 square-foot facility will assemble and test Standard Missile-3 and SM-6 interceptors. “This factory will be an asset to our nation…

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AFFTC to be re-designated as Air Force Test Center

Posted  July 9, 2012

The Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will be re-designated as the Air Force Test Center during a ceremony July 13. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, the commander of Air Force Materiel Command, will preside over the ceremony. During the ceremony, the 95th Air Base Wing will transition to the 412th Test…

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