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NASA airborne campaigns tackle climate questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

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16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

NASA photograph by Aubrey Gemignani Space

New crew arrives at space station to continue scientific research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station.


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Lockheed Martin delivers ground support stations To Finnish Air Force

Posted  July 9, 2012

The initial ground shelter for a vigilant “Dragon Shield” has been delivered to the Finnish Air Force by Lockheed Martin. The ground system will support a CASA C-295 aircraft that…

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Raytheon, U.S. Navy begin MALD-J Super Hornet integration

Posted  July 9, 2012

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon have begun integrating the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer variant into the U.S. Navy’s fleet of F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets. The integration process will include a series of risk reduction activities and technology demonstrations. MALD® is a state-of-the-art, low-cost flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched and programmable. It weighs less…

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Lockheed Martin, Marshall Aerospace to increase C-130 Hercules refurbishment capability

Posted  July 9, 2012

Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement authorizing Marshall Aerospace to become the world’s first commercial company to install C-130 Center Wing Boxes. Marshall Aerospace is also the first C-130J Heavy Maintenance Centres in the world. “As we see the C-130J Super Hercules global fleet expanding, and the demand for the C 130J remaining strong, we…

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Defense

DOD to mark 59th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

Posted  July 9, 2012

The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee has announced its efforts to reach out to Korean War Veterans and their families across the country and encourage them to join a commemorative program celebrating the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice. The program, titled Heroes Remembered, is…

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Neurotrauma, Psychological Health office partners with VA to study PTSD treatments

Posted  July 9, 2012

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a common anxiety disorder that can stem from any traumatic event experienced by an individual. While there are medications currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat it, they are not sufficiently effective in treating combat-related post-traumatic stress commonly seen in service members and veterans. The U.S. Army…

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services awarded exclusive international distribution of Northrop Grumman’s NAVEX-12 air navigation system

Posted  July 9, 2012

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced July 9 an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with Northrop Grumman’s Italy-based subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Italia, to equip Black Hawk utility aircraft with its NAVEX-12 Air Navigation System. Certified to military standards, the NAVEX-12 provides a lower weight, more reliable, fiber-optic air navigation system for Black Hawk utility helicopters. With OEM…

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Boeing, Air Lease Corporation announce order for 75 737 MAXs

Posted  July 9, 2012

Boeing and Air Lease Corporation announced July 9 a firm order for 60 737 MAX 8 and 15 737 MAX 9 airplanes, with reconfirmation rights for 25 additional 737 MAXs.

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Raytheon awarded $636 million for Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle

Posted  July 9, 2012

Raytheon Company was awarded a $636 million development and sustainment contract to provide the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle to Boeing, which is the prime contractor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program. Raytheon booked the award during its second quarter. EKV represents the centerpiece for the Missile Defense Agency’s GMD as the intercept component of the Ground…

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Goodrich’s ORS-1 satellite completes first year in space

Posted  July 9, 2012

Goodrich Corporation announced July 9 that the ORS-1 satellite has celebrated its first anniversary in space. ORS-1, the first Operationally Responsive Space satellite specifically designed to support combatant command operations, was launched from Wallops Island Flight Facility aboard a Minotaur I launch vehicle June 29, 2011, at 11:09 p.m., EDT. Designed, manufactured, integrated and tested…

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U.K. army to lose 17 major units amid austerity push

Posted  July 9, 2012

British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said July 5 the country’s army will lose 17 major units in a sweeping restructuring to handle the loss of 20,000 soldiers under the government’s austerity drive. The U.K.’s army is shrinking from 102,000 troops to 82,000 by the end of the decade – part of efforts to meet steep…

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