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Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments

The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said.

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AAR awarded new contract from Bell Helicopter Textron to support T64 engines

AAR announced April 22 that Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. awarded its Defense Systems & Logistics business unit a contract providing warehouse and logistics services in support of upgrading T64 engines for the Bell V-280 Valor technical demonstrator aircraft.

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Last MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific retire

The 17th Special Operations Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, sent off the final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific Air Forces to retire on April 15.

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F-22 test squadron recognizes decorated squadron member, Vietnam hero

Base leaders will always attest to the fact that people are what make Edwards AFB a unique place to work.

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NASA unveils celestial fireworks as official image for Hubble 25th Anniversary

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch April 24, 1990.


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Northrop Grumman Australia, DSTO confirm research partnership

Posted  March 26, 2014

Australian Defence Department photograph by Lauren Larking Chief Defence Scientist Dr. Alex Zelinsky(left) and Northrop Grumman Australia Chief Executive Ian Irving. Northrop Grumman Australia and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation have signed a strategic alliance to conduct collaborative research in a range of high-end defense technologies. The agreement was signed March 26 in…

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NASA solicits new collaborative partnerships with commercial space industry

Posted  March 26, 2014

Building on the success of NASA’s commercial spaceflight initiatives, agency officials announced Monday plans to solicit proposals from U.S. private enterprises for unfunded partnerships to collaboratively develop new commercial space capabilities. “The growing U.S. commercial spaceflight industry is opening low-Earth orbit in ways that will improve lives on Earth, drive economic growth and power 21st…

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Maritime Helicopter Support Company breaks ground on Navy’s MH-60R helicopter maintenance facilities

Posted  March 26, 2014

NOWRA, New South Wales, Australia, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Maritime Helicopter Support Company – a Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin joint venture company – broke ground March 26 to build the maintenance and warehouse facilities that will provide Through Life Support logistics services for the Royal Australian Navy’s new fleet of 24 MH-60R Seahawk® helicopters. Once…

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Seventeen and counting

Posted  March 26, 2014

Lockheed Martin delivered its 17th C-5M Super Galaxy to the U.S. Air Force from its facilities in Marietta, Ga., March 25. It is the first C-5M delivery for 2014. U.S. Air Force aircrews will deliver the aircraft tail number 87-0020 to Dover Air Force Base, Del. after a stop at Stewart Air National Guard Base,…

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NASA announces 2014 Tribal College, University Awards

Posted  March 26, 2014

NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project has awarded approximately $2 million in new cooperative agreements to three tribal colleges and universities. These new agreements provide opportunities for TCU students, faculty and staff to engage in NASA-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities. The awards, made through the NASA Tribal College and University Experiential Learning…

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News Briefs March 26, 2014

Posted  March 26, 2014

U.S. military: Budget cuts hurt readiness in Asia Top U.S. military officers in the Asia-Pacific region say budget cuts could hurt the ability of American forces to respond to a security crisis, including on the Korean peninsula. Pacific commander Adm. Samuel Locklear says U.S. allies are starting to question U.S. ìstaying powerî as a guarantor…

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Headlines March 24, 2014

Posted  March 26, 2014

News: Two killed in shooting at Naval base – A base spokeswoman says two people were killed in a shooting at Naval Station Norfolk.  GAO questions affordability of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter – In the latest downbeat assessment of the Pentagon’s 13-year struggle to build the Joint Strike Fighter, Congress’s watchdog March 24 warned that the high-tech…

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Republic Of Korea Air Force accepts first C-130J Super Hercules

Posted  March 28, 2014

The Republic of Korea ushered in a new era in air mobility today with the delivery of the country’s first two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga. With the March 27 delivery, South Korea became the 14th country to fly the proven C-130J.

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DARPAs role to change whats possible, director says

Posted  March 28, 2014

As part of the Defense Department’s science and technology community, the role of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is to change what’s possible, the DARPA director said March 26. DARPA makes pivotal early investments that allow the department to “take big steps forward in our national security capabilities, Arati Prabhakar told members of the…

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NASA’s Hubble space telescope spots Mars-bound comet sprout multiple jets

Posted  March 28, 2014

NASA released an image March 27 of a comet that, on Oct. 19, will pass within 84,000 miles of Mars – less than half the distance between Earth and our moon. The image on the left, captured March 11 by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, shows comet C/2013 A1, also called Siding Spring, at a distance…

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