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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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Airbus to build first U.S. assembly plant in Alabama

Posted  July 3, 2012

In the battle to dominate the global aviation industry, European aerospace giant Airbus announced its first assembly plant in the United States July 2, a symbolic and significant step in the competition with archrival Boeing. The French-based company said the Mobile, Ala., plant is expected to cost $600 million to build and will employ 1,000…

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AGE turns ground power into air power

Posted  July 3, 2012

When a call comes in to the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight, requesting a piece of equipment for an aircraft, the flight responds and delivers it.

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MAFFS-equipped C-130s resume operations

Posted  July 3, 2012

The commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command announced that the C-130 Modular Airborne Fire-Fighting System fleet will resume operations July 3 in support of the National Interagency...

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Panetta welcomes opening of Pakistan supply lines

Posted  July 3, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta July 3 welcomed Pakistan’s decision to open ground lines of communication on the border with Afghanistan that have been closed since November. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the decision after a telephone call this morning with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar. “As I have made clear,” Panetta…

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News Briefs July 3, 2012

Posted  July 3, 2012

Brazilian Air Force show shatters windows Brazilian Air Force jets flying over the capital city of Brasilia, during a flag-changing ceremony swept down so low they caused shock waves that shattered windows in the Supreme Court and Congressional buildings. The Brazilian Air Force issued a statement saying the July 1 incident occurred during a traditional…

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Engine test facility helps to silence the roar

Posted  July 3, 2012

Though the noise of fighter jets is sometimes called "the sound of freedom," not everyone wants to hear it. The 18th Component Maintenance Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, limits the noise...

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Army radar to allow UAS to fly in National Air Space

Posted  July 3, 2012

By March 2014, the MQ-1C Gray Eagle, an Army unmanned aerial system, or UAS, will be able to train in the same airspace as the Boeing 747, with the help of the Army-developed Ground Based Sense and...

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Boeing forecasts $4.5 trillion market for 34,000 new airplanes

Posted  July 3, 2012

Boeing projects a $4.5 trillion market for 34,000 new airplanes over the next 20 years as the current world fleet doubles in size, according to the Boeing 2012 Current Market Outlook released July 3. The company’s annual forecast reflects the strength of the commercial aviation market. “The world’s aviation market is broader, deeper and more…

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NATO chief discusses alliance role in Syria, Afghanistan

Posted  July 3, 2012

NATO’s core business is security, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters in Brussels, Belgium, July 2 as he outlined the role of the alliance and the international community in Syria and Afghanistan. “NATO is where North America and Europe come together every day to discuss the security issues which concern us,” Rasmussen said, “and…

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Navy releases investigation results of F/A-18D crash

Posted  July 3, 2012

Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic released the results today of its Judge Advocate General Manual investigation in to the crash of an F/A-18D into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach, Va., April 6.

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