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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.

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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.

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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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Small Diameter Bomb II finds, hits moving target

Posted  July 23, 2012

Raytheon’s GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II program achieved a major milestone when it successfully engaged and hit a moving target during a flight test at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Currently in engineering and manufacturing development, SDB II is designed to engage moving targets in adverse weather and through battlefield obscurants. During the July…

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China’s Type 90 a stalking tiger on world light tracked vehicle market

Posted  July 23, 2012

In its annual analysis “The Market for Light Tracked Vehicles,” the Forecast International Weapons Group reports that it expects the market to produce nearly 9,300 units, worth more than $19.7 billion, through 2021. The international market for light tracked vehicles remains a highly competitive and dynamic environment. Dean Lockwood, weapons systems analyst at Forecast International,…

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Boeing, Korean Air announce order for two 777-300ERs

Posted  July 23, 2012

Boeing and Korean Air July 20 finalized an order for two 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes. The order is valued at $596 million at Boeing list prices.

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AFRL experiment will create artificial ionosphere

Posted  July 23, 2012

On successive days in September, a pair of two-stage sounding rockets will lift off from the U.S. Army's Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, with each launch vehicle carrying a...

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Carter addresses Joint Strike Fighter program

Posted  July 23, 2012

Many countries that are partnering with the United States in the F-35 joint strike fighter program will have a role to play in the aircraft’s assembly, but the U.S. government will not decide which country does what, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said in Tokyo, Japan, July 21. During a press conference with Japanese…

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Lockheed Martin marks Landsat 40th anniversary

Posted  July 23, 2012

An unprecedented enterprise began 40 years ago today when the Earth Resources Technology Satellite - later renamed Landsat - was launched.

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Goodrich opens expanded high tech manufacturing facility

Posted  July 23, 2012

Goodrich Corporation Chairman, President and CEO Marshall Larsen joined Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, City of Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, and other officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 20 to mark the opening of its expanded high tech manufacturing facility in Burnsville, Minn. The ceremony included a tour of advanced production, design…

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Boeing receives Lot 2 production contract award for B-1 Integrated Battle Station

Posted  July 23, 2012

Boeing has received a $65.8 million Lot 2 follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force for nine B-1 Lancer bomber Integrated Battle Station modification kits, spares, training, support equipment and engineering support. IBS integrates three major aircraft modifications – an updated front and aft cockpit, a new diagnostics system and a new Link 16 data…

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Eglin missions remain, but under new names

Posted  July 23, 2012

The diverse Air Armament Center missions at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., officially became part of two other Air Force Materiel Command centers during a ceremony July 18.

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New NASA supercomputer facility set to advance Earth research

Posted  July 23, 2012

NASA soon will open a new chapter of discovery using enhanced Landsat Earth-observing data in a state-of-the-art, high-performance computing and data access facility called NASA Earth Exchange. This new facility is a virtual laboratory that will allow scientists to tackle global Earth science challenges with global high-resolution satellite observations. After extensive development and testing, NASA…

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