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NASA offers space tech grants to early career university faculty

NASA photograph by Brian Tietz Tensegrity research is able to simulate multiple forms of locomotion. In this image, a prototype tensegrity robot reproduces forward crawling motion. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early-career faculty members who are beginning independent research careers. The grants will sponsor…

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USS Fort Worth conducts CUES with Chinese Navy

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) practiced the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II frigate Hengshui (FFG 572) Feb. 23 enhancing the professional maritime relationship between U.S. 7th Fleet and the PLA(N).

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Air Force Research Labís handheld imaging tool expands aircraft inspection capability

Sensor Concepts Inc. photograph An operator demonstrates the portability of the handheld imaging tool. The technology provides maintainers the ability to evaluate aircraft in the field to ensure mission-readiness. When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as advertised, regardless if take off is from a home base or deployed location….

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Missile Defense System performs successful flight test

MDA photograph Three short-range ballistic missile targets are launched from NASAís Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., in support of Flight Test Other-19 on Feb. 24, 2015. The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the USS Carney, USS Gonzalez, and USS Barry successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system,…

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Female soldier successfully completes 2nd pre-Ranger course

A female first lieutenant from Fort Carson, Colo., who flies Apache helicopters, successfully completed all course requirements of the second gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Course, or RTAC, which ended this week.


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Global Digital Solutions to acquire Airtronic USA

Posted  August 20, 2012

Global Digital Solutions, a company that is positioning itself as a leader in providing knowledge-based and culturally attuned social consulting and security-related solutions in unsettled areas, has signed an exclusive letter of intent to acquire Illinois-based Airtronic USA, Inc. The companies have agreed, on an exclusive basis, to enter into good faith discussions involving a…

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Boeing-built Intelsat 21 satellite sends initial signals from space

Posted  August 20, 2012

Intelsat 21, the second Boeing 702 Medium Power satellite, has begun sending signals from its preliminary transfer orbit in space....

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Lockheed Martin awarded $64 million JAGM contract for extended technology development

Posted  August 20, 2012

Lockheed Martin received a $64 million contract from the U.S. Army to extend the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile Technology Development program. The 27-month extended Technology Development program will include design, test and demonstration phases for the JAGM guidance section. The JAGM guidance section includes the seeker, dome and housing. “Lockheed Martin’s JAGM guidance section draws upon…

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Supporting war fighters from space

Posted  August 20, 2012

Air Force Space Command Vice Commander Lt. Gen. John Hyten spoke at the 15th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference in Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 14 and discussed how the American way of war has fundamentally changed thanks to space. He used historical examples to illustrate his point and contrasted those with support provided in more…

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Honeywell Technology helps pilots avoid hail, lightning, improving passenger safety, comfort

Posted  August 20, 2012

Honeywell has unveiled the latest updates to its IntuVue 3-D Weather Radar, which include new capabilities to detect turbulence, hail and lightning, up to 10 minutes in advance of approaching storm cells in the flight path of the aircraft. Previously, pilots could not readily anticipate which storms in their flight path had either hail or…

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‘Vanguard’ Soldiers field precision-guided mortar munitions

Posted  August 20, 2012

On today's battlefield, the enemy often plans attacks in highly populated areas, hoping that U.S. service members won't retaliate and risk accidental injuries to innocent people....

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NASA rocket mission carrying university student experiments

Posted  August 20, 2012

University students will put their academic skills to the test when atmospheric and technology experiments they developed fly on a NASA suborbital sounding rocket. The launch will take place between 6:30 and 10 a.m., Aug. 23, from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va. Four university experiments will be flown as part of…

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General Dynamics to acquire Fidelis Security Systems

Posted  August 20, 2012

General Dynamics has executed a definitive agreement to acquire Fidelis Security Systems, Inc., a market leader in cyber security tools that provide real-time network visibility, analysis and control. The value of the cash transaction has not been disclosed. Fidelis Security Systems employs approximately 70 people at locations in Waltham, Mass., and Bethesda, Md. The acquisition…

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NASA awards Caltech five-year Jet Propulsion Laboratory contract

Posted  August 20, 2012

NASA has awarded the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena a new five-year contract to manage the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The contractor’s primary mission is to support NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in carrying out specific objectives identified in the SMD Science Plan. The contract is for $8.5 billion. The contract extends the agreement between…

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World

Black Hawk crash kills seven Americans, four Afghans

Posted  August 20, 2012

A U.S. military helicopter crashed during a firefight with insurgents in a remote area of southern Afghanistan Aug. 16, killing seven Americans and four Afghans in one of the deadliest air disasters of a war now into its second decade. The Taliban claimed they gunned down the Black Hawk. American service personnel in Afghanistan are…

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