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Future USNS Fall River delivered

Navy photograph The joint high speed vessel USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) completes acceptance trials testing and evaluations in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship’s trials included dockside testing to clear the ship for sea and at-sea trials during which the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey evaluated and demonstrated the performance of Fall River…

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NASA airborne campaigns focus on climate impacts in Arctic

University of Alaska-Fairbanks photograph by Chris Larsen Changes in more than 130 Alaskan glaciers are being surveyed by scientists at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in a DHC-3 Otter as part of NASA’s multi-year Operation IceBridge Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to…

Air Force photograph by Michael J. Pausic Defense

Future of NATO: Adapting to a new security environment

NATO’s supreme allied commander introduced new initiatives geared toward re-embracing its mission of collective defense.

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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory finds planet that makes star act deceptively old

Image courtesy of NASA/CXC/M. Weiss A new study from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory shows that a giant exoplanet, WASP-18b, is making the star that it orbits very closely act much older than it actually is. This artist’s illustration depicts WASP-18b and its star, which are about 330 light years away. A planet may be causing…

Lockheed Martin photograph by Mike Wilhelm Business

Enhanced F-35 Lightning II logistics system delivered to flight test locations

Lockheed Martin has delivered the next evolution of the F-35 Lightning II’s information technology backbone, called the Autonomic Logistics Information System, to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.


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Cracks show in Turkey’s once dominant military

Posted  June 11, 2012

These are unsettled times for the Turkish military, once the nation’s arbiter. The civilian government gutted its political power, hundreds of retired and active-duty officers are in jail on coup plot charges – and now military dissenters are lobbying on Facebook and Twitter for better pay and benefits. The campaign on social media provides a…

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Northrop Grumman develops, demonstrates SmartNode pod

Posted  June 11, 2012

Northrop Grumman completed a series of test flights May 17 that demonstrated the transmission of imagery, video, voice and digital messages using a pod-based airborne communications system.

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Goodrich receives U.S. Army spares order to support UH-60 helo fleet

Posted  June 11, 2012

Goodrich Corporation has received an order from the U.S. Army to provide 80 spare health and usage management system electronic units for the Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The units will be produced by Goodrich’s Sensors and Integrated Systems business in Vergennes, Vt. Deliveries are expected to commence in early 2013. “It started as an…

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Space

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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