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NASA offers space tech grants to early career university faculty

NASA photograph by Brian Tietz Tensegrity research is able to simulate multiple forms of locomotion. In this image, a prototype tensegrity robot reproduces forward crawling motion. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early-career faculty members who are beginning independent research careers. The grants will sponsor…

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USS Fort Worth conducts CUES with Chinese Navy

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) practiced the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II frigate Hengshui (FFG 572) Feb. 23 enhancing the professional maritime relationship between U.S. 7th Fleet and the PLA(N).

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Air Force Research Labís handheld imaging tool expands aircraft inspection capability

Sensor Concepts Inc. photograph An operator demonstrates the portability of the handheld imaging tool. The technology provides maintainers the ability to evaluate aircraft in the field to ensure mission-readiness. When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as advertised, regardless if take off is from a home base or deployed location….

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Missile Defense System performs successful flight test

MDA photograph Three short-range ballistic missile targets are launched from NASAís Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., in support of Flight Test Other-19 on Feb. 24, 2015. The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the USS Carney, USS Gonzalez, and USS Barry successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system,…

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Female soldier successfully completes 2nd pre-Ranger course

A female first lieutenant from Fort Carson, Colo., who flies Apache helicopters, successfully completed all course requirements of the second gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Course, or RTAC, which ended this week.


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New Raytheon warhead lethal to enemy rockets

Posted  July 25, 2012

The U.S. Army and Raytheon has completed a warhead test for the new Accelerated Improved Interceptor Initiative. Once fielded, AI3 is intended to provide a new level of war fighter protection by destroying incoming rockets, artillery and mortars. The ground-based system will leverage proven technologies from many of Raytheon’s programs, including the Sidewinder air-to-air missile…

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Satellites see unprecedented Greenland ice sheet surface melt

Posted  July 25, 2012

For several days this month, Greenland's surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite...

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Boeing second net income up; raises outlook

Posted  July 25, 2012

Boeing posted a surprise improvement in second-quarter net income July 25 as demand for passenger jets thrived and its defense business held its own. The maker of 737 aircraft and F-18 fighter jets also raised its earnings forecast for the year, suggesting demand for new planes could insulate it from the sluggish global economic environment….

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Japan says no flights until Osprey confirmed safe

Posted  July 25, 2012

Japan’s prime minister says he will not allow any flights of the U.S. military’s latest transport aircraft in this country until its safety after two recent crashes has been confirmed. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told Parliament July 24 that no flights would take place until investigations into the April and June crashes were completed and…

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NASA Mars orbiter repositioned to phone home Mars landing

Posted  July 25, 2012

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has successfully adjusted its orbital location to be in a better position to provide prompt confirmation of the August landing of the Curiosity rover.

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New website honors service members’ valor

Posted  July 25, 2012

The Defense Department unveiled a new website July 25 that honors service members' highest acts of valor.

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General Dynamics second quarter profit falls, cuts guidance

Posted  July 25, 2012

General Dynamics said July 24 its second-quarter net income fell 3 percent, and the defense contractor cut its 2012 profit prediction due to contract delays in its IT business. The entire defense industry is under a cloud because of the potential for big military spending cuts in January. The cuts, which will be automatic unless…

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Air Force hosts noted directed energy scientist at anniversary celebration

Posted  July 25, 2012

July 18, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Arlington, Va., hosted a presentation by noted directed energy researcher Dr. Edl Schamiloglu, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Schamiloglu’s presentation was part of a continuing series of events planned throughout the year as part of AFOSR’s…

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XCOR releases payload users guide for Lynx suborbital vehicle

Posted  July 25, 2012

XCOR Aerospace announced July 24 that the Lynx suborbital vehicle's Payload User's Guide is now available online from XCOR's website at http://www.xcor.com/contact/pug.

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Gray Eagle UAS achieves 10,000 automated takeoffs and landings

Posted  July 25, 2012

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced that its Gray Eagle® UAS has reached...

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