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Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments

The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said.

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AAR awarded new contract from Bell Helicopter Textron to support T64 engines

AAR announced April 22 that Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. awarded its Defense Systems & Logistics business unit a contract providing warehouse and logistics services in support of upgrading T64 engines for the Bell V-280 Valor technical demonstrator aircraft.

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Last MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific retire

The 17th Special Operations Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, sent off the final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific Air Forces to retire on April 15.

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F-22 test squadron recognizes decorated squadron member, Vietnam hero

Base leaders will always attest to the fact that people are what make Edwards AFB a unique place to work.

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NASA unveils celestial fireworks as official image for Hubble 25th Anniversary

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch April 24, 1990.


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Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab names president

Posted  August 2, 2012

Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab Inc. has named Troy Dawson - a leader with more than 25 years of satellite project management, engineering, and development experience - as president of the solar cell and panel manufacturer.

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Virtual reality used to train Soldiers in new training simulator

Posted  August 2, 2012

The Army is responsible to provide realistic training for individual soldiers while mitigating risk. With emerging technology of the virtual world...

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General Dynamics completes acquisition of Earl Industries’ ship repair division

Posted  August 2, 2012

July 31, General Dynamics completed its acquisition of the Ship Repair and Coatings Division of Earl Industries, a leading East Coast ship-repair company that supports the U.S. Navy fleet in Norfolk, Va., and Mayport, Fla. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to General Dynamics’ earnings in 2013. “The acquisition of the Ship Repair and…

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Aerotech NewsRadio – August 2, 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

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Defense cuts could hit civilian workforce

Posted  July 30, 2012

Tens of thousands of civilian employees in the Defense Department could receive warnings about potential layoffs four days before the November election if impending spending cuts aren’t averted, hitting presidential battleground states such as Virginia and Florida hard. The alerts would come in addition to any that major defense contractors might send out at the…

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Training exercises enhance international relations

Posted  July 30, 2012

Central Colombia and southern Nevada are vastly different locations. The terrain, weather and operational environments between each location vary to the extremes. So what drives an air force to briefly trade the...

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Airbus owner EADS ups targets, delays A350

Posted  July 30, 2012

Airbus parent company EADS NV July 27 announced a further delay to its new A350 aircraft as it reported second-quarter earnings that almost quadrupled from a year ago. Net profit at the Leiden, Netherlands-based European Aeronautic Defence & Space Company was $567 million, up from $148 million in the same period a year ago. Sales…

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Boeing receives 10th WGS satellite order from U.S. Air Force

Posted  July 30, 2012

Boeing has received a $338.7 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to produce and launch a tenth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite.

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Lockheed Martin’s Gyrolinkâ„¢ selected for U.S. Army’s R-VOSS program

Posted  July 30, 2012

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $21.4 million contract from the U.S. Army for its commercial GyroLinkâ„¢ system for the Remote – Vehicle Optics Sensor System program. GyroLink provides a real-time full motion video network that transmits video across military vehicles at significant distances. This allows members of a route-clearance patrol to use monitors inside…

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News Briefs – July 30, 2012

Posted  July 30, 2012

Mechanical failure blamed in Arizona Harrier crash Military officials say early findings point to mechanical failure in the crash of a U.S. Marine Corps Harrier attack jet on a training mission in southwestern Arizona. The AV-8B Harrier went down July 25 afternoon about 15 miles northwest of the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma near the…

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