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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…

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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…

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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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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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Army hosts industry at Network Integration Evaluation

Posted  June 7, 2012

Army officials hosted more than 120 industry representatives at the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 last week to show available facilities, answer questions and encourage industry participation in future...

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NASA discovers unprecedented blooms of ocean plant life

Posted  June 7, 2012

Scientists have made a biological discovery in Arctic Ocean waters as dramatic and unexpected as finding a rainforest in the middle of a desert. A NASA-sponsored expedition punched through three-foot thick sea ice to find waters richer in microscopic marine plants, essential to all sea life, than any other ocean region on Earth. The finding…

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Army engineers spur development of tactical microgrids

Posted  June 7, 2012

U.S. Army engineers are leading research on tactical microgrids to deliver more efficient power to soldiers across combat zones. These microgrids are designed and built to provide power independently...

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Boeing accepts delivery of first Harpoon launch structure from Danish Aerotech

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Boeing has accepted delivery of the first Aluminum Launch Support Structure produced by Danish Aerotech A/S for ship-based deployment of the Harpoon weapon system. The Karup, Denmark,-based supplier received the contract, valued at nearly US$1.5 million, two years ago. “Danish Aerotech is proud to deliver its first Harpoon launch support structure on cost and…

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ICECool to crack thermal management barrier, enable breakthrough electronics

Posted  June 7, 2012

The continued miniaturization and the increased density of components in today’s electronics have pushed heat generation and power dissipation to unprecedented levels. Current thermal management solutions, usually involving remote cooling, are

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Intermediate Space Challenge caps Mojave school year with big cheers

Posted  June 7, 2012

As if to make up for gale winds that forced postponement last week, there was no wind May 31 when the eighth Intermediate Space Challenge was held at Mojave Air and Space Port.

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Doing one’s best remains guiding principle of Air Force’s first female 4-star general

Posted  June 7, 2012

Through a more than three-decade career punctuated by differing assignment locations, duties and ranks, Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger maintains that one constant has guided her career and will continue to...

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