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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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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

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Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.


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Northrop Grumman successfully demonstrates new target location module

Posted  May 17, 2012

Northrop Grumman has announced the successful demonstration of the company’s new Target Location Module, a key component of the battle-proven, man-portable Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder High Accuracy. LLDR 2H allows troops to perform surveillance, identify and engage threats at safe distances, accurately position troops, and engage enemies while limiting collateral damage and protecting troops being…

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Defense

B-1 aircrews make history by employing laser JDAMS

Posted  May 17, 2012

B-1 Lancer aircrews from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., employed laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions against moving targets during a weapon system evaluation program exercise May 14 through 16.

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Hawkins, Brigham talk about the Lancaster Veteran’s Home

Posted  May 17, 2012

May 17, Lawrence Hawkins and Leslie “Les” Brigham joined Aerotech NewsRadio for a live, on-air interview. Hawkins, is the Supervising Rehabilitation Therapist for the William J. “Pete” Knight Veteran’s Home of Lancaster, Calif., and Brigham is a resident at the home.

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Aerotech NewsRadio – May 24, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Featured Guest: Norman Hickling, Supervising Deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor, Michael D. Antonovich. Mr. Hickling visited us to discuss the county's position on aerospace related issues (i.e. encroachment, sequestration, UAV's, ect...).

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Pentagon restricts F-22 flights, safety a concern

Posted  May 16, 2012

Facing a mysterious safety problem with the Air Force’s most-prized stealth fighter, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta May 15 ordered new flight restrictions on the F-22 and summoned help from Navy and NASA experts. Panetta endorsed Air Force efforts to figure out why some F-22 pilots have experienced dizziness and other symptoms of an oxygen shortage…

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Army ‘moving toward’ opening combat arms to women

Posted  May 16, 2012

Army leaders are asking whether – and how – to open infantry and armor ranks to women, the service’s senior soldier said May 16. Officers in charge of training and force development are now gathering data to help answer those questions, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told reporters during a Pentagon briefing….

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Army Acquisition Executive observes equipment, realistic training

Posted  May 16, 2012

Tension filled the air as civilians scattered and shots rang out in the streets – Armored Security Vehicles drove down the road and dismounted infantry began storming into village buildings while...

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News Briefs May 16, 2012

Posted  May 16, 2012

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,843 As of May 15, 2012, at least 1,843 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is eight less than the Defense Department’s tally. At least…

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Force changes in Europe to preserve strategic edge

Posted  May 16, 2012

With major force changes to unfold across Europe, including a drawdown of about 7,000 U.S. forces there, U.S. European Command remains committed to its mission of ensuring a ready force prepared to respond if called upon, officials said. About 80,000 military forces based in…

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DARPA awards BOLT program $7.1 million contract to SRI-led team

Posted  May 16, 2012

SRI International has been awarded a $7.1 million contract for Phase 1 of a five-year, $41.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract under DARPA’s Broad Operational Language Translation program. BOLT is an international research initiative to develop breakthrough language technologies. “Machine translation technology has made major progress over the past decade,” said Jing Zheng,…

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