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Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Oct. 31 during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said.

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Boeing, Air Force demonstrate Minuteman III readiness in flight test

Boeing supported the U.S. Air Force’s successful flight test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, which demonstrated the readiness of that system to deter nuclear threats.

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Raytheon Griffin C flight tests demonstrate in-flight retargeting capability

Raytheon has successfully completed flight tests of its Griffin™ C increased capability missile.

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Insitu announces ScanEagle 2 – the next generation of ScanEagle platform

From its booth at the Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris, Insitu Oct. 29 announced ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its revolutionary ScanEagle platform. Leveraging lessons learned from more than 800,000 operational hours.

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‘Grim Reapers’ introduce Oceana to F-35C

The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 returned to Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., Oct. 28, bringing with them the future of Naval aviation.


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MIA bracelet connects airmen across decades

Posted  June 12, 2012

Twenty-two years ago, Air Force Academy cadet Amy Santmyer, now Lt. Col. Amy Young, decided she would wear an MIA bracelet honoring Lt. Col. Charles Walling, an F-4C Phantom pilot who was shot down...

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Ohio workshop seeks ideas for manufacturing innovation network

Posted  June 12, 2012

NASA and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology are sponsoring the second in a series of regional public workshops to gather ideas and suggestions on the design of the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. The workshop will be held July 9 at the Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. “Designing for Impact II:…

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Astrotech Space Operations secures $1.1 million propellants purchase order

Posted  June 12, 2012

Astrotech Corporation’s Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary has secured a $1.1 million purchase order to supply hypergolic propellants support to a spacecraft manufacturer. ASO will provide propellant delivery and export-related services from its headquarters in Titusville, Fla. Astrotech Corporation is a leading provider of commercial aerospace services. “Our propellants-related services are integral to our core business,…

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Army preparing to field network systems to deploying brigades

Posted  June 12, 2012

As the Army's third Network Integration Evaluation concludes, the service in the midst of synchronized fielding efforts as it prepares to field the first integrated group of advanced tactical communications...

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U.S. Navy engages speeding boat with Raytheon Griffin® missile

Posted  June 12, 2012

The U.S. Navy proved the ability of Raytheon’s Griffin® B missile to engage rapidly moving small boats during a recent live-fire demonstration. “This demonstration shows the Griffin missile’s effectiveness in engaging the type of small, fast-moving boats used by swarming threats and pirates,” said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ Air Warfare Systems…

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Navy UAV crashes

Posted  June 11, 2012

A Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator unmanned aircraft being tested by the U.S. Navy crashed June 11 at approximately 12:11, EST, near Bloodsworth Island in Dorchester County, Md. approximately 22 miles east of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. No one was injured and no property was damaged at the unpopulated swampy crash site. Navy…

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World

Work continues toward opening Pakistan supply routes

Posted  June 11, 2012

Though a team of U.S. negotiators is returning home after several weeks of discussing reopening ground supply routes in Pakistan, the talks are not mired, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said June 11. In November, Pakistan closed ground routes that had been used to resupply forces in Afghanistan after a NATO airstrike accidentally killed 24…

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Vietnam 40 years later

Posted  June 11, 2012

With a simple "Letter to the Editor" to the Fort Campbell Courier from the Philippines, two Vietnam veterans were able to catch up after more than four decades apart. "For 40 plus years I have wondered...

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News Briefs June 11, 2012

Posted  June 11, 2012

S.C. military base task force hires coordinator The panel named to help ensure that military bases in South Carolina don’t suffer in a possible new round of defense budget cuts has hired an executive coordinator. The State newspaper reported the South Carolina Military Base Task Force has hired a former commander from Shaw Air Force…

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Lockheed Martin partners with Turkish industry for training opportunities, PAC-3 canister production

Posted  June 11, 2012

Lockheed Martin signed agreements June 11 with two Turkish companies to collaborate on training solutions for coalition military personnel and the production of PAC-3 Missile single canisters. The partnerships were confirmed at the 31st Annual Conference on U.S.-Turkish Relations in Washington, D.C. In the first agreement, Lockheed Martin expands its collaboration with Havelsan, Inc., to…

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