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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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NASA extends contract for mission, crew operations support

Posted  June 25, 2012

NASA has awarded a contract extension to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and future human space exploration. The $17.4 million extension of the Integrated Mission Operations Contract covers ground-based human spaceflight operations capability development and execution. This contract includes support for mission…

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Northrop Grumman to deliver Advanced Threat Warning sensors to U.S. Navy

Posted  June 25, 2012

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman an early operational production contract to deliver Advanced Threat Warning sensors, an integral component of the Department of Navy Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system. Under the terms of the $25.5 million contract, Northrop Grumman will deliver 110 ATW sensors and will upgrade 200 processors for integration as part…

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SAIC awarded $36 million task order by U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

Posted  June 25, 2012

Science Applications International Corporation announced June 21 that it was awarded a task order by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center – Space Logistics Directorate to provide consolidated logistics management support in support of Air Force Space Command. The single-award task order has a seven-month base period of performance, two option years…

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Picatinny engineers set phasers to ‘fry’

Posted  June 25, 2012

Scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey are busy developing a device that will shoot lightning bolts down laser beams to destroy its target.

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Airman missing in action from World War II identified

Posted  June 25, 2012

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced June 25 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Emil T. Wasilewski of Chicago will be buried June 26 at Arlington National…

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Air Force officials from more than 15 nations to gather at International Close Air Support

Posted  June 25, 2012

Senior Air Force and Army officials will be gathering at the 10th Annual International Close Air Support event Sept. 25-27 in London. Confirmed attendees include the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force, the U.S. Department of Defense, Turkish Air Force, Indian Air Force, Royal Jordanian Air Force, Czech Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Spanish Air…

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Lockheed Martin provides Italian defense ministry with intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance aircraft

Posted  June 25, 2012

An innovative Airborne Multi-Intelligence Laboratory developed by Lockheed Martin for intelligence, surveillance and...

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General Dynamics awarded $11 million for development of advanced sub technologies

Posted  June 25, 2012

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded an $11 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to support research and development of advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and…

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NASA selects headquarters information technology support services contract

Posted  June 25, 2012

NASA has selected the Headquarters Information Technology Support Services contract. Digital Management, Inc. of Bethesda, Md. will provide support for the NASA Headquarters’ Office of Headquarters Operations, Information Technology and Communications Division in Washington, D.C. This is a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract, with the ability to issue indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity task orders on a cost-plus-incentive fee or cost-plus-fixed…

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Army chief talks war fighter, future force during Fort Hood visit

Posted  June 25, 2012

The future Army force must be able to respond to complex missions quickly with flexibility and adaptability in all formations, explained Chief of Staff of the Army...

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