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NASA airborne campaigns tackle climate questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

NASA photograph by Aubrey Gemignani Space

New crew arrives at space station to continue scientific research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station.


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Navy awards General Dynamics $7 million to plan submarine maintenance, modernization work

Posted  August 6, 2012

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $6.9 million contract modification to plan maintenance and modernization work on the Los Angeles-class submarines USS Hartford (SSN-768) and USS Toledo (SSN-769). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the contract modification, Electric Boat will perform advanced planning…

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ATK Technologies on display as NASA’s Mars rover makes successful landing

Posted  August 6, 2012

ATK technologies and capabilities played mission-critical roles throughout the entire journey of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory “Curiosity” rover, which successfully landed Aug. 5 inside Mars’ Gale Crater. As it starts its two-year mission, Curiosity will gather data to help assess whether Mars ever had an environment capable of supporting microbial life. ATK contributed technical and…

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Defense

Networked vehicle production in full swing at U.S. Army Detroit Arsenal

Posted  August 6, 2012

Beginning in October, the U.S. Army will begin fielding the first integrated group of networked technologies - radios, sensors and associated equipment and software - that will for the first time...

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Delivering an agile, multirole, powerful amphibious capability

Posted  August 6, 2012

Senior military officials, including eight flag officer from more than 15 nations including the United Kingdom, United States, Italy, Norway, Finland, France, The Netherlands, Poland, Philippines and Australia will gather in London along with leading industry experts at the 3rd Annual Amphibious Operations in September.

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Raytheon to continue pursuing claims against Indigo/FLIR following court ruling

Posted  August 6, 2012

Raytheon will continue to pursue its claims for significant damages resulting from theft of trade secrets and misappropriation of intellectual property by Indigo Systems Corporation and FLIR Systems, Inc., following a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that reversed an August 2009 decision by a federal district court in Texas….

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NASA selects construction contracts at Stennis

Posted  August 6, 2012

NASA has selected six indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity multiple award construction contracts at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. The fixed price contracts consist of a performance period of five years, with a total value not to exceed $700 million.   The companies selected are as follows: Advon Corporation, Tallahassee, Fla. Birmingham…

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Ospreys key to Asia-Pacific operations

Posted  August 6, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in a joint news briefing with his Japanese counterpart Aug. 3 said the military has complete confidence in the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft it recently delivered to Marines...

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Business

DRC awarded $13 million contract for unmanned aircraft systems support

Posted  August 6, 2012

Dynamics Research Corporation, a leading provider of innovative management consulting, engineering, science and technology solutions to federal and state governments, announced Aug. 6 it has been awarded a contract by the Army Contracting Command – National Capital Region to support the Air Force Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office. The task order, valued at…

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Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base gets F-35 mission

Posted  August 2, 2012

The Department of Defense has chosen Luke Air Force Base in Glendale for the new pilot training center for the F-35 fighter jets, city officials announced Aug. 1. The 71-year-old base in west Glendale was competing with bases in Tucson, Ariz., New Mexico and Idaho for the F-35 mission. “This is a great day for…

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Defense cuts, layoff notice dispute sets off tiff

Posted  August 2, 2012

Republicans accused President Barack Obama of trying to keep middle-class Americans in the dark about whether they’ll lose their jobs from impending defense cuts as a Labor Department memo cautioning contractors about layoff notices set off political recriminations. “The president doesn’t want people reading about pink slips in the weeks before his election, so the…

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