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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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Army evaluates DARPA’s futuristic soft exosuit

Army researchers are evaluating prototype devices developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.


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NASA social media followers treated to special day at Dryden

Posted  May 10, 2012

NASA photograph by Tom Tschida More than 50 of NASA’s social media followers who gathered in the auditorium at NASA Dryden tweeted and posted to their hearts’ content during opening briefings at the NASA Social May 4. In a special behind the scenes day at Dryden Flight…

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Army scientists develop deployable renewable-energy solutions

Posted  May 10, 2012

Army photograph by Tom Faulkner U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command scientists are developing the Reusing Existing Natural Energy from Wind and Solar, or RENEWS, at Aberdeen Proving Ground…

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DOD budget request reflects tough choices

Posted  May 10, 2012

DOD photograph by Glenn Fawcett Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, conduct a press conference in the Pentagon press briefing room, May 10, 2012. As Congress marks up the military budget, the nation’s defense leaders…

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Raytheon completes first flight test of improved SM-3

Posted  May 10, 2012

Raytheon has completed the first successful flight test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IB, which is the cornerstone of phase two of the administration’s Phased Adaptive Approach. This is the 20th successful intercept for Raytheon’s SM-3 program. “This next-generation variant of the SM-3 is critical to the ballistic missile defense of the U.S. and our…

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Vets home to host fundraiser for fighter plane

Posted  May 10, 2012

In honor of its namesake and the aerospace community that it serves, the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., recently acquired a F-100 Super Sabre for permanent display. The Board of Director of the East Kern Airport District voted in December of last year to donate the surplus supersonic jet fighter to…

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Second-generation Aegis BMD system completes successful intercept flight test

Posted  May 10, 2012

A Standard Missile-3 Block 1B interceptor is launched from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie during a Missile Defense Agency test in the Pacific Ocean. The SM-3 Block 1B successfully intercepted a short-range ballistic missile target…

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NASA Dawn spacecraft reveals secrets of large asteroid

Posted  May 10, 2012

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has provided researchers with the first orbital analysis of the giant asteroid Vesta, yielding new insights into its creation and relation to the terrestrial planets and Earth’s moon. Vesta now has been revealed as a special fossil of the early solar system with a more varied, diverse surface than originally thought. Scientists…

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Military crippling sequester must be stopped

Posted  May 10, 2012

Last year, as the federal government approached a limit on how much it could legally borrow, the Obama administration asked Congress to rubber-stamp an increase in the government’s borrowing authority without any spending cuts to match. When House Republicans made clear that any increase in the debt limit must be accompanied by an even greater…

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HIFiRE scramjet research flight will advance hypersonic technology

Posted  May 10, 2012

An international team that includes NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is celebrating the successful launch of an experimental hypersonic scramjet research flight from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. NASA, AFRL and…

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News Briefs May 10, 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

Air Force whistle-blowers to get protection Air Force officials say there will be no actions taken against two whistle-blower pilots who complained about problems with the F-22 fighter jet, including comments made during a recent “60 Minutes” television interview. Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, told a Senate subcommittee…

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