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Insitu demonstrates long endurance capabilities of Integrator unmanned aircraft

Insitu photograph Insitu’s Integrator unmanned aircraft recovers via SkyHook; the aircraft recently completed a 24-hour endurance flight. Insitu announced July 22 the successful 24-hour flight of its Integrator unmanned aircraft. The flight demonstrated Integrator’s expanded endurance at an increased gross take-off weight with payload on board. The event is the first of several planned milestones…

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Lockheed Martin selected for U.S. Air Force’s satellite hosted payload initiative

Lockheed Martin has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Hosted Payload Solutions initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads – electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions – on commercial satellites.

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President awards Medal of Honor to former Army staff sergeant

Army photograph by Lisa Ferdinando President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts at the White House, July 21, 2014. Pitts received the nation’s highest military honor for his actions on July 13, 2008, in Wanat, Afghanistan, with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment,…

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First aviation mechanic display added to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum's Early Years Gallery July 21.

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Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes yesterday, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, for his bravery in combat at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.


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Elbit Systems to supply Boeing with structural components

Posted  June 13, 2012

Elbit Systems’ wholly-owned Israeli subsidiary Elbit Systems – Cyclone Ltd. has been awarded an approximately $80 million contract for the supply of structural components to Boeing. The contract will be performed over seven years. “We are proud to have been selected, once again, by Boeing to supply structural parts,” said Yoram Shmuely, co-general manager of…

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Boeing closure could mean available talent

Posted  June 12, 2012

Boeing’s decision to close its defense plant in Wichita, Kansas, likely will help Airbus’ operations in part because of the opportunity to hire former Boeing employees, a top Airbus said June 11. Airbus Americas chairman Allan McArtor spoke during a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Airbus’ engineering center in Wichita. The Airbus center had…

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Balance required to avoid a ‘hollow force’

Posted  June 12, 2012

The Air Force chief of staff reinforced the importance of avoiding a "hollow force" to a group of civic and industry leaders attending the Air Force Association's monthly breakfast June 11.

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Black hole growth found to be out of sync

Posted  June 12, 2012

New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory challenges prevailing ideas about how black holes grow in the centers of galaxies. Astronomers long have thought that a supermassive black hole and...

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Africom will maintain ‘light footprint’ in Africa

Posted  June 12, 2012

The United States has no plans to seek permanent bases in Africa, and, in the spirit of the new defense strategic guidance, will continue to maintain a "light footprint" on the continent, the top U.S. Africa...

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Lockheed Martin announces ‘Centennial Flight Contest’ for 2012 Farnborough International Airshow

Posted  June 12, 2012

Lockheed Martin Corporation June 12 announced a Centennial Flight Contest to be held in conjunction with the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow. The contest invites...

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Rocket Week launching at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

Posted  June 12, 2012

Students and educators from across the country will experience what it is like to be a rocket scientist during “Rocket Week,” June 16-22, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. More than 100 participants will receive hands-on training in building payloads for spaceflight, learn the basics of rocketry and develop activities for the…

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NATO limits airstrikes on Afghan homes

Posted  June 12, 2012

The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan is limiting airstrikes against houses to self-defense for troops, following a strike last week that killed women and children alongside insurgents, a spokesman for the alliance said June 11. Such airstrikes are now being designated a weapon of last resort to rescue soldiers, cutting back their use. Though airstrikes…

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Marine Corps, Air Force pilots temporarily swap services

Posted  June 12, 2012

Two instructor pilots assigned to the 310th Fighter Squadron are currently on very similar and overlapping career paths at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., as part of the Joint Service Pilot Exchange Program.

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Danish armed forces select AeroVironment’s Puma AE small UAS

Posted  June 12, 2012

The Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organization announced June 12 at Eurosatory it has awarded AeroVironment a firm fixed-price order of $9.6 million to supply the Danish Armed Forces with the company’s Puma AEâ„¢ small unmanned aircraft systems. AeroVironment was selected following a competitive evaluation. “Allied armed forces are procuring our small unmanned aircraft systems to…

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