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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

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Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.


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SecAF visits F-35 test program at Edwards AFB

Posted  April 3, 2012

“You continue to make history – literally every day – with the work you do here.” These words of affirmation were given by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley during his visit to the Edwards F-35 Integrated Test Force March 28 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Donley, who was at Edwards March 26-28…

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Boeing to open aerospace research, technology center in Brazil

Posted  April 3, 2012

Boeing announced April 3 that it will establish Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil, a research and technology center in Sao Paulo that will work with the country’s leading researchers and scientists to develop aerospace technologies. Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil, which will open later this year, will serve as a hub for collaboration between Boeing and Brazilian…

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DARPA chip-scale atomic clocks aboard International Space Station

Posted  April 3, 2012

Atomic clocks are the most accurate frequency standard and timing devices in the world. Their range of uses include being the international standard for timekeeping, managing broadcasts and satellite positioning, navigation and timing. Traditional…

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Lockheed Martin commemorates 4,500 F-16 aircraft deliveries

Posted  April 3, 2012

Lockheed Martin commemorated the 4,500th F-16 Fighting Falcon delivery April 3 with a ceremony for employees, customers, former executives and elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Kay Granger and Fort Worth, Texas, Mayor Betsy Price. The F-16 is recognized as the world’s most successful modern-day fighter. Since the F-16′s first production orders in 1975, it has…

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First spacecraft flight recorder for Webb telescope delivered to Northrop Grumman

Posted  April 3, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – The solid-state electronics unit that will capture the James Webb Space Telescope’s science and engineering data has been completed and delivered to Northrop Grumman by its teammate SEAKR Engineering, Inc., Centennial, Colo. “Without science data, there would be no mission, so this is a very important milestone for the Webb program,”…

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Lockheed Martin to continue maintaining shared early warning system

Posted  April 3, 2012

The system that provides U.S. Theater Combatant Commanders and partner nations with U.S. missile event information will continue to be supported by Lockheed Martin. The U.S. Air Force Electronics System Center, Space C2…

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Boeing, TAAG announce order for three 777-300ERs

Posted  April 3, 2012

Boeing and Angola flag carrier TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola (Angola Airlines) April 2 finalized an order for three additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order, valued at $895 million at list prices, also includes purchase rights for three additional 777-300ERs. “Boeing and TAAG share a strong partnership dating back more than 37 years. We…

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Raytheon awarded United Kingdom Paveway IV replenishment contract

Posted  April 3, 2012

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence has awarded Raytheon UK a replenishment contract for Paveway IV, the latest generation GPS precision-guided munition, as part of a 60 million pound contract. Raytheon UK is focused on a technological growth path which, under the UK MOD’s SPEAR (Selective Precision Effects at Range) CAP 1 program, will enhance…

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VA makes progress on pledge to end veteran homelessness

Posted  April 3, 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department is making progress on its pledge to end homelessness among veterans, with a focus on getting all homeless veterans off the streets by 2015, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki told American Forces Press Service. Shinseki joined President Barack Obama in announcing the plan in November 2009, proclaiming that no veteran should…

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DARPA seeks integration of diverse microsystems components on silicon chips

Posted  April 3, 2012

High-performance microsystems are vital for a wide variety of Defense Department systems that provide U.S. war fighters with technological surprise over adversaries in areas such as communications, sensing and electronic warfare. Current…

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