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Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves soldiers' ability to put artillery on target.

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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter achieves successful first flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, announced May 22 the successful first flight of the S-97 Raiderâ„¢ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability.

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Critical NASA research returns to Earth aboard U.S. SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m., EDT, May 21 with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.

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Soldiers participate during Flags In at Arlington Cemetery

After a long, unseasonably cold and wet day of conducting burial services, about 1,000 Old Guard soldiers made their way across the soggy hills and flats that make up Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to place miniature flags in front of each grave marker, May 21.


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News Briefs – October 19, 2012

Posted  October 19, 2012

Eight British airmen buried in Malaysia after 67 years Eight British World War II airmen have been buried with military honors in Malaysia, nearly 70 years after their plane crashed while on a mission in Southeast Asia. The eight were crewmembers of a Royal Air Force plane that left Cocos Island Aug. 23, 1945, to…

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Business

O’Gara Group to acquire BAE Systems division

Posted  October 19, 2012

The O’Gara Group, Inc. has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with BAE Systems Survivability Systems LLC to acquire BAE Systems Commercial Armored Vehicles LLC. The O’Gara Group is a global provider of security products and services. BAE Systems Commercial Armored Vehicles armors selected vehicle models for both government and commercial customers as well as…

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NASA seeks student experiments for 2013 high-altitude scientific balloon flight

Posted  October 19, 2012

NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon next year. The balloon competition is a joint project between NASA and the Louisiana Space Consortium in Baton Rouge. NASA is targeting fall 2013 for the next flight opportunity for the High Altitude…

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Karzai: NATO can speed up handover of security

Posted  October 19, 2012

President Hamid Karzai said Oct. 18 the nation’s military and police are ready and willing to take full responsibility for security in the country if the U.S.-led international coalition decides to speed up the handover to Afghan government forces. With support for the already unpopular war fading in the West, there has been growing speculation…

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Nation faces ‘dangerous and unpredictable’ world

Posted  October 19, 2012

The Hampton Roads area of Virginia has played a vital role in the history of the United States, and of the military in particular, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said in Norfolk, Va., Oct. 19. Since the Civil War and the first battle between two ironclad ships, the area has been on the leading edge…

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ATK awarded contract to deliver 30mm tactical, training ammo to the U.S. Air Force

Posted  October 19, 2012

ATK announced Oct. 17 that the U.S. Air Force awarded the company a $32 million contract to produce 30mm tactical and training ammunition. The ammunition is used by the U.S. Air Force’s A-10 Thunderbolt cannon. “We are pleased that the Air Force has selected us to arm their A-10 crews,” said Bruce DeWitt, Vice President…

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Astronomers uncover a surprising trend in galaxy evolution

Posted  October 19, 2012

A comprehensive study of hundreds of galaxies observed by the Keck telescopes in Hawaii and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has revealed an unexpected pattern of change that extends back 8 billion years, or more than half the age of the universe. “Astronomers thought disk galaxies in the nearby universe had settled into their present form…

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Army engineers develop chargers for phones, laptops in combat

Posted  October 19, 2012

Army photograph by Tom Faulkner A team of U.S. Army engineers are developing new battery chargers for smartphones, tablet computers and laptops for deployed Soldiers without access to a traditional electrical grid. They have engineered and built prototypes for 8-port, 4-port, and 2-port USB chargers, as well as an AC/USB adapter – all of which…

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JLTV program moves into EMD phase

Posted  October 19, 2012

Courtesy photograph The AM General BRV-O vehicle is one of three in the Army’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase. The U.S. Army-led Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV program, is beginning a 33-month Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase, also known as EMD. The EMD phase is designed to test and…

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Airman dies during training at Florida base

Posted  October 18, 2012

The U.S. Air Force says an airman died during survival training at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. The Air Force confirmed Oct. 17 that Maj. Garrett Knowlan died last week during a four-day, water-survival course. Knowlan was a 2002 graduate of the Air Force Academy and a 2010 graduate of the Air Force Test…

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