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Future USNS Fall River delivered

Navy photograph The joint high speed vessel USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) completes acceptance trials testing and evaluations in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship’s trials included dockside testing to clear the ship for sea and at-sea trials during which the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey evaluated and demonstrated the performance of Fall River…

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NASA airborne campaigns focus on climate impacts in Arctic

University of Alaska-Fairbanks photograph by Chris Larsen Changes in more than 130 Alaskan glaciers are being surveyed by scientists at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in a DHC-3 Otter as part of NASA’s multi-year Operation IceBridge Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to…

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Future of NATO: Adapting to a new security environment

NATO’s supreme allied commander introduced new initiatives geared toward re-embracing its mission of collective defense.

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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory finds planet that makes star act deceptively old

Image courtesy of NASA/CXC/M. Weiss A new study from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory shows that a giant exoplanet, WASP-18b, is making the star that it orbits very closely act much older than it actually is. This artist’s illustration depicts WASP-18b and its star, which are about 330 light years away. A planet may be causing…

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Enhanced F-35 Lightning II logistics system delivered to flight test locations

Lockheed Martin has delivered the next evolution of the F-35 Lightning II’s information technology backbone, called the Autonomic Logistics Information System, to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.


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AEDC sets new testing record on F-22 Raptor engine

Posted  April 22, 2012

The Arnold Engineering Development Center at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., recently completed a Continuous Improvement Program Life Extension Accelerated Mission Test on an F119 engine for the F-22 Raptor in the Sea Level 2 facility. “The purpose of this particular test, a life extension Accelerated…

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Weather postpones Enterprise flight to New York

Posted  April 22, 2012

NASA’s planned flight to New York City of space shuttle Enterprise atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft has been postponed until further notice due to an unfavorable weather forecast for April 23. To ensure a safe flight for Enterprise and the SCA, NASA managers, in consultation with the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, decided…

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U.S. Marine Corps first to buy four different AeroVironment small unmanned aircraft systems

Posted  April 22, 2012

AeroVironment announced April 20 that the U.S. Marine Corps is the first military service to adopt four different small unmanned aircraft systems from the company with the receipt of a firm fixed-price order valued at $5,558,479 for the RQ-20A Puma AE(tm) through an existing U.S. Army contract. Delivery is scheduled within two weeks “The Marine…

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Boeing, NASA sign agreement on mission support for CST-100

Posted  April 22, 2012

Boeing has signed an agreement with NASA’s Mission Operations Directorate at Johnson Space Center, Texas, to collaborate on mission planning, training and flight operations for the company’s Commercial Space Transportation-100 spacecraft. Under the new arrangement, which Boeing negotiated under its current Phase 2 NASA Space Act Agreement for Commercial Crew Development, Boeing will begin discussions…

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Army, Air Force conduct joint airdrop training

Posted  April 22, 2012

Airdrops provide the means to distribute vital equipment and supplies to soldiers in isolated locations with rough terrain, inadequate delivery routes and enemy activities. The use of airdrops, as opposed to resupplying by way of ground transportation, can reduce the risk of roadside bombs and…

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VA increases mental health care workforce

Posted  April 22, 2012

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will add approximately 1,600 clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers – as well as nearly 300 support staff, to its existing mental health workforce of 20,590, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced April 19. The staff increase is part of an ongoing review of…

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Northrop Grumman supports Air Force Minuteman missile test launch

Posted  April 22, 2012

Northrop Grumman recently supported the successful reliability testing of the United States Air Force’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile weapons system. The Northrop Grumman led ICBM prime team includes Boeing, Lockheed Martin, ATK and more than 20 other subcontractors. The ICBM team is responsible for overall sustainment of the weapon system including development, production, deployment…

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SAE International to hold power systems, avionics conferences

Posted  April 22, 2012

SAE International will hold its SAE 2012 Power Systems Conference Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at the Marriott Phoenix-Mesa in Mesa, Ariz. The conference will highlight technology in transition in military and commercial aerospace, and other military power system applications. This year’s conference will focus on Energy Optimized Aircraft, bringing avionics, systems and engines together in an…

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AEDC hosts Air Force International Affairs ‘outreach’ briefing for engineers

Posted  April 22, 2012

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – Maj. Zachary Owen, Secretary of the Air Force International Affairs office, recently presented a briefing on collaborative foreign research and development opportunities to Arnold Engineering Development…

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SAIC To establish cybersecurity research, development center In Australia

Posted  April 22, 2012

Science Applications International Corporation announced April 18 it has initiated plans to expand its current Australian operations to include a regional cybersecurity research and development center in Melbourne, Australia. The center will focus on R&D in new technologies and applications that mitigate risk, protect critical data and establish a comprehensive defense against cybersecurity attacks for…

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