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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover arrives at Martian mountain

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox Defense

Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The test was an…

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard Defense

DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Defense

C-17 treads into new territory

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.


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ONR’s electronic warfare work earns accolades

Posted  June 26, 2012

An Office of Naval Research program officer received a Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence award for helping to upgrade ship electronic warfare technology with multiple vendor solutions that…

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Northrop Grumman’s F-35 DAS, radar demonstrate ability to detect, track, target ballistic missiles

Posted  June 26, 2012

Northrop Grumman recently demonstrated the ballistic missile detection, tracking and targeting capabilities of the company’s AN/AAQ-37 distributed aperture system and AN/APG-81 active electronically scanned array radar, both of which are featured on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Leveraging NASA’s Science Mission Directorate-sponsored Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment launch operation, the demonstration was coordinated with NASA…

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Lockheed Martin, IAM reach tentative labor contract agreement

Posted  June 25, 2012

At the request of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Lockheed Martin officials met June 20-23 with representatives of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 776, which represents about 3,600 striking Lockheed Martin employees in Fort Worth and at Edwards AFB, Calif., and NAS Patuxent River, Md. “We are pleased to report…

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Air Force presence helps preserve progress in Iraq

Posted  June 25, 2012

A group of U.S. airmen assigned to the Office of Security Cooperation - Iraq help to preserve progress made in the country after almost a decade of war. The mission of OSC-I, in coordination with USCENTCOM...

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Boeing completes wind tunnel tests on Silent Eagle Conformal Weapons Bay

Posted  June 25, 2012

Boeing recently completed wind tunnel tests on the Silent Eagle Conformal Weapons Bay. The tests, conducted at the company's St. Louis facility, validated the aerodynamics of the CWB design.

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Cloud formation discovery expected to impact future military operations

Posted  June 25, 2012

A newly discovered radar capability to detect individual cloud hydrometeors in the free atmosphere can impact future performance of combat systems and military...

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Northrop Grumman to provide Royal Danish Air Force with LITENING G4 targeting systems

Posted  June 25, 2012

The Danish Ministry of Defence has selected Northrop Grumman’s LITENING G4 targeting system for its F-16 fighter aircraft. Under the terms of the contract with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization, Northrop Grumman will supply LITENING G4 pods, data links, spares, support equipment, training and associated logistics support to the Royal Danish Air Force….

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Odierno addresses Army’s future, budget cuts

Posted  June 25, 2012

The Army's chief of staff said the force will focus more in the future on supporting combatant commanders around the world, especially in the Pacific. Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno answered...

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Turkish fighter shootdown concerns Panetta, press secretary says

Posted  June 25, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shares the State Department’s deep concern over the June 22 shootdown by Syrian forces of a Turkish F-4 fighter and two Turkish pilots, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said June 25. After speaking with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on June 24, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton condemned what…

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News Briefs June 25, 2012

Posted  June 25, 2012

GOP lawmaker says gays in military issue settled The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday that allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a settled issue that he won’t try to reverse even if Mitt Romney wins the presidency in November and the GOP captures the Senate. Rep. Howard…

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