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Two Vietnam War Soldiers, one from Civil War to receive Medal of Honor

The White House announced Aug. 26 that Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spec. 4 Donald P. Sloat will receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Vietnam.

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General Dynamics delivers submarine on schedule and, under target cost

General Dynamics Electric Boat today delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine North Dakota (SSN-784) on time and more than $30 million below target cost.

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NASA probes studying Earth’s radiation belts celebrate two year anniversary

APL/NASA photograph This image was created using data from the Relativistic Electron-Proton Telescopes on NASA’s twin Van Allen Probes. It shows the emergence of a new third transient radiation belt. The new belt is seen as the middle orange and red arc of the three seen on each side of the Earth. Twin Van Allen…

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Sill simulator trains Stinger crews

Army photograph by Marie Berberea Army National Guardsmen Spec. Gabe Lindley of North Dakota holds a Man-Portable Air Defense System while Spc. Stephen Shafer from Ohio points to a possible enemy aircraft. The two trained Aug. 21, 2014, inside the Improved Moving Target Simulator at Fort Sill, Okla. Inside the Improved Moving Target Simulator, Fort…

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Boeing, Xiamen Airlines celebrate airline’s first 787 Dreamliner Delivery

Boeing and Xiamen Airlines Aug. 29 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. “We are excited to receive our first 787 Dreamliner which is also the first widebody airplane of our all-Boeing fleet,” said Che Shanglun, president and chairman of Xiamen Airlines. “With the innovative technology and exceptional efficiency, the 787 Dreamliner will…


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NASA announces 2012 Summer Of Innovation Mini-grants opportunity

Posted  June 11, 2012

NASA is accepting proposals until June 29 for the mini-grants component of the agency’s 2012 Summer of Innovation project. Proposals may be submitted through the National Space Grant Foundation for NASA-themed content in a variety of programs geared toward middle school students. The foundation is administering the grant program for NASA. Mini-grants are designed to…

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Army invests in technology that typically makes clocks work to increase helicopter transmission power

Posted  June 11, 2012

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory helped figure out 20 years ago a revolutionary way to increase transmission power in the Apache helicopter without increasing the transmission’s size…

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Air Force transfers last piece of former Lowry AFB back to community

Posted  June 11, 2012

The final 70 acres of the former Buckley Annex was given back to the Denver community during a final transfer ceremony June 1 at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said the old...

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Northrop Grumman completes design review for integrated air, missile defense battle command system

Posted  June 11, 2012

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the Critical Design Review for the U.S. Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System. The CDR provided an in-depth assessment, by a government team of experts and managers, that the IBCS design is programmatically and technically realistic and attainable. The successful review determined the IBCS detailed design satisfies…

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U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $338 million for Tomahawk

Posted  June 11, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz. – The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $338 million contract for the Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missile. The contract, which was announced by the Department of Defense June 7, includes replenishment of weapons used during Operation Odyssey Dawn and procurement for the government’s fiscal year 2012. “Tomahawk Block IV is important for…

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General Dynamics board declares dividend, authorizes share repurchases

Posted  June 11, 2012

The General Dynamics board June 6 declared a regular quarterly dividend of 51 cents per share on the company’s common stock, payable Aug. 10, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business July 6. The board also authorized management to repurchase 10 million shares of the company’s issued and outstanding common stock on…

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Dragon mission performance 100 percent

Posted  June 7, 2012

From liftoff at Cape Canaveral at 3:44 a.m., EDT, May 22, to splashdown in the Pacific at 11:42 a.m., May 31, the Dragon mission to carry and return cargo to the International Space Station has been a...

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War fighting data becoming easier to find and retrieve

Posted  June 7, 2012

Recent contract awards by the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., are helping to ensure that warfighters using a key intelligence system can discover and access needed information.

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Lockheed Martin conducts successful EAPS controlled flight test

Posted  June 7, 2012

Lockheed Martin’s Extended Area Protection and Survivability Integrated Demonstration program successfully conducted a Controlled Test Vehicle flight test on May 26 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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News Briefs June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

Putin emphasizes military ties with Chinese VP Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized burgeoning military ties with China June 6 on the second day of a visit to his nation’s eastern neighbor. Putin told Vice President Xi Jinping that he and Chinese President Hu Jintao have vowed to expand military exchanges and he also recalled recent…

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