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Rapid Equipping Force, PEO Soldier test targeting device at White Sands Missile Range

Army photograph by John Andrew Hamilton SFC Justin Rotti, a combat developer from the Training and Doctrine Command Fire Cell, Fires Center of Excellence, uses a developmental hand held precision targeting device during a test at White Sands Missile Range’s 500k test site. White Sands’ terrain and environmental features make it well suited for testing…

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NASA’s Fermi telescope reveals new source of gamma rays

Observations by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope of several stellar eruptions, called novae, firmly establish these relatively common outbursts almost always produce gamma rays, the most energetic form of light.

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Hubble shows farthest lensing galaxy yields clues to early universe

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen here as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, this monster elliptical galaxy breaks the previous record-holder by 200 million years.

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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.


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U.S. Navy hopes stealth ship answers a rising China

Posted  June 5, 2012

A super-stealthy warship that could underpin the U.S. Navy’s China strategy will be able to sneak up on coastlines virtually undetected and pound targets with electromagnetic “railguns” right out of a sci-fi movie. But at more than $3 billion a pop, critics say the new DDG-1000 destroyer sucks away funds that could be better used…

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Tech

Army scientists energize battery research

Posted  June 5, 2012

Army scientists are squeezing more power from batteries by developing new methods and materials with incredible results. "Our battery group has recently developed some new materials that could potentially...

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Business

Boeing reduces environmental footprint at time of rapid business growth

Posted  June 5, 2012

Since establishing aggressive environmental goals for internal operations four years ago, Boeing has steadily reduced its environmental footprint while rapidly expanding its business and significantly increasing monthly airplane production rates, the company reported in its fifth annual Environment Report. In 2007, Boeing established aggressive internal five-year environmental goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use,…

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Space

Giant black hole kicked out of home galaxy

Posted  June 4, 2012

Astronomers have found strong evidence that a massive black hole is being ejected from its host galaxy at a speed of several million miles per hour. New observations from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory...

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New upgrades revitalize B-1B Lancers

Posted  June 4, 2012

B-1B Lancers are currently undergoing the most advanced hardware and software upgrades to date as part of the Sustainment-Block 16 program. Sustainment-Block 16 upgrades include a fully integrated data...

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Veterans

Obama announces military-to-civilian skills certification program

Posted  June 4, 2012

President Barack Obama announced a new presidential initiative aimed at preparing service members for civilian employment June 1. Obama provided details about the military-to-civilian certification program during his visit to a Honeywell International Inc. plant in Golden Valley, Minn. Defense contractor Honeywell reportedly has hired hundreds of military veterans at its plants and facilities since…

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Boeing Phantom Eye completes first autonomous flight

Posted  June 4, 2012

Boeing's Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif. The 28-minute flight began at 6:22 a.m. Pacific time as...

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AF consolidates three field operating agencies

Posted  June 4, 2012

Three San Antonio-based field operating agencies officially consolidated with the June 1 initial operational capability announcement, Air Force officials said June 4. The Air Force Personnel Center, Air Force Services Agency and Air Force Manpower Agency, FOAs under the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, are now the new Air…

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Boeing delivers Air Lease Corporation’s first Next-Generation 737-800

Posted  June 4, 2012

Boeing celebrated June 4 its first new airplane delivery to Air Lease Corporation from their order placed during the 2010 Farnborough Air Show. The Los Angeles-based leasing company took delivery of a...

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News Briefs June 4, 2012

Posted  June 4, 2012

Drone crash caused by loss of coolant An Air Force investigative report says a Predator drone crashed in Afghanistan in January because of a loss of engine coolant. The aircraft and one air-to-ground Hellfire missile were destroyed on impact just outside a fence at Kandahar Air Base. There were no injuries or property damage. The…

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