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B61 undergoes testing in AEDC wind tunnel

A test conducted in Arnold Engineering Development Complex's 16-foot transonic wind tunnel supports the design of the newest version of the B61 nuclear bomb.

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New CT scanner finds diverse, important uses for researchers

Army photograph by Charles Kennedy Turning a now-standard tool for medical diagnostics and therapeutics to a host of new applications, the U. S. Army Research Laboratory’s Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate recently acquired a turn-key computed tomography scanner system with funds from the Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program, or JTAPIC. For tests…

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DOD identifies missing World War II Marine

Marine Corps photograph Marines wounded during the landing on Tarawa in November 1943 are towed out on rubber boats to larger vessels that will take them to base hospitals. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman lost during World War II have been identified and are being…

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Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for soldiers.

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Weapons School students get first look at upgraded B-1s

Air Force photograph by A1C Alexander Guerrero Maj. Brad Weber checks a screen that displays diagnostic information May 7, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The IBS is a combination of three different upgrades, which includes a Fully Integrated Data Link, a Vertical Situation Display upgrade, and a Central Integrated System upgrade. The VSDU…


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Air Force leader: Some pilots want to avoid F-22

Posted  May 2, 2012

Some of the nation’s 200 F-22 Raptor pilots want to be moved into other jobs because of oxygen-deficit problems with the stealth fighter, an Air Force leader said April 30. Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., told reporters that a “very small” number of pilots…

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Lockheed Martin completes GOES-R weather satellite CDR

Posted  May 2, 2012

The Lockheed Martin team developing NASA and NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series satellite has successfully...

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Goodrich delivers first composite sail cusp for Virginia Class sub

Posted  May 2, 2012

Goodrich Corporation recently delivered its first composite sail cusp to Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Goodrich is under contract to manufacture lightweight, composite sail cusps for the next eight Virginia Class nuclear fast attack submarines, collectively referred to as Block III. Fabrication of all eight sail cusps will occur at Goodrich’s…

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2012 Warrior Games kick off, First Lady speaks

Posted  May 1, 2012

Hundreds of wounded warriors, family members and supporters gathered in Colorado Springs, Colo., for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Warrior Games April 30. The Warrior Games comprises seven sports –

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Navy nears power deal to help avoid California blackouts

Posted  May 1, 2012

The U.S. Navy is nearing a first-time agreement to curb electricity use at its sprawling San Diego-area bases if power runs short in Southern California this summer, a deal intended to diminish the threat of blackouts while the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant remains offline. The Navy is San Diego Gas & Electric’s largest customer,…

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates compact, rugged solid-state laser for military applications

Posted  May 1, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has test fired the first product in its next-generation FIRESTRIKE™ family of high-energy, solid-state lasers that meet goals for size and weight reduction and ruggedization for operational applications.

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NAWCWD engineer leads weapon control to new level

Posted  May 1, 2012

NATO recently approved a change to the tactical data exchange specifications that will give war fighters more control of weapons on the battlefield by expanding communication between multiple controllers and various weapons after launch. In February, NATO approved a network enabled weapons…

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Lockheed completes key integration milestone on GeoEye’s new imaging satellite

Posted  May 1, 2012

Lockheed Martin announced May 1 that it has successfully mated the spacecraft bus and the imaging payload for GeoEye’s next-generation, high-resolution imaging satellite, known as GeoEye-2. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company is developing GeoEye-2 under a fixed-price contract with GeoEye. Once operational, GeoEye-2 will be the world’s highest resolution commercial satellite, providing highly accurate imagery…

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Space Command TacSat 3 burns up in atmosphere

Posted  May 1, 2012

May 1 marked the end of Air Force Space Command’s Tactical Satellite 3 after it de-orbited into and burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere. TacSat-3, which had exceeded its expected lifespan by 20 months, was originally designed and launched as a one-year experimental satellite May 19, 2009. Although not designed as an operational asset, due…

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U.S., Philippines hold historic bilateral meeting

Posted  May 1, 2012

U.S. and Philippine defense and foreign affairs leaders held the nations’ first “two-plus-two” meeting in Washington, D.C., April 30 amid the rise of common challenges and the growing security and economic importance of the Asia-Pacific region. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton...

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