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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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NASA completes ADS-B flight evaluations for UAS

Posted  June 6, 2012

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center recently completed flight evaluations of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast aircraft tracking system adapted for unmanned aircraft systems aboard the center's modified MQ-9 Predator B named Ikhana.

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New flight restrictions haven’t curbed F-22 operations

Posted  June 6, 2012

Safety measures put in place in May on F-22 Raptor flights have had no impact on operations, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby told reporters June 6. Kirby and Pentagon Press Secretary George Little last month announced restrictions to F-22 flight operations after 12 pilots...

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News Briefs June 6, 2012

Posted  June 6, 2012

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,870 As of June 5, 2012, at least 1,870 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. At least 1,554 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Handhelds connect soldiers at Army network exercise

Posted  June 6, 2012

As he maneuvered his squad across the desert, securing objectives in villages along the way, SSgt. Jesus Vasquez tracked his squad’s movements not with a note pad or map, but with an Army-issued handheld device.

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Nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship delivered two months early

Posted  June 6, 2012

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team delivered the nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship, Fort Worth, to the U.S. Navy two months ahead of schedule.

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2012 DOD Maintenance Symposium set for Nov. 13-16

Posted  June 6, 2012

The 2012 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition, which is administered by SAE International, is set for Nov. 13-16 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. The mission of the 2012 DOD Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition is to create an environment that enables attendees to share relevant information, identify critical issues,…

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Warriors of yesterday, today commemorate D-Day together

Posted  June 6, 2012

When Eugene Cook jumped into Normandy during the predawn hours of June 6, 1944, he landed several miles from his intended drop zone. Alone in the dark French countryside, the young 101st Airborne...

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Sierra Nevada completes Dream Chaser preliminary design review

Posted  June 6, 2012

Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems has successfully completed a preliminary design review of the design, architecture and performance of its Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle. This marks a new milestone in the company’s effort to develop transportation for astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station. SNC is one of several companies working…

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Northrop Grumman hosts student engineering competition for annual WORTHY Mentoring Program

Posted  June 6, 2012

Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility recently sponsored a student competition focused on engineering to…

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NATO strikes overland transport deals

Posted  June 5, 2012

NATO has concluded agreements with Central Asian nations allowing it to evacuate vehicles and other military equipment from Afghanistan and completely bypass Pakistan, which once provided the main supply route for coalition forces. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said June 4 that Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan had agreed to allow the reverse transport of alliance equipment….

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