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Deputy Defense Secretary praises innovation after Raytheon, Boeing visits

Defense Department recommendations in the president’s fiscal year 2018 budget heavily emphasize increased munitions acquisitions, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said Dec. 4.

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Newly redesigned TF33 engine tested at Arnold AFB

Testing of the TF33 Pratt and Whitney engine is being conducted at Arnold Engineering Development Center to verify and validate newly redesigned components of the engine.

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First Japanese F-35A arrives at Luke

The F-35 program hit another milestone Nov. 28 with the arrival of the first foreign military sales F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Spinoff 2017 shows how NASA technology makes a difference on Earth

NASA has released its Spinoff 2017 publication, which takes a close look at 50 different companies that are using NASA technology -- innovations developed by NASA, with NASA funding, or under a contract with the agency --in products that we all benefit from.

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Sailors honor fallen Pearl Harbor heroes

During a wreath-laying ceremony at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu Dec. 2, USS Arizona survivors were joined by their families, service members and civilians to honor their fallen shipmates lost during the Pearl Harbor attack.


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NAWCWD teams complete second Innovation Challenge, offer war fighter solutions

Posted  November 30, 2016

Two Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division teams, Urban Reconnaissance and Situational Awareness (URSA) at Point Mugu, Calif., and Swarm View at China Lake, Calif., wrapped up their projects for the Naval Air Systems Command’s second annual Innovation Challenge on Oct. 12.

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GA-ASI’s type-certifiable Predator B takes flight

Posted  November 30, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Nov. 28 that its Type-Certifiable Predator ® B (TCPB) variant completed its first flight test at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, Calif., on Nov. 17.

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Army explores 3-D printing’s future applications for Soldiers, force

Posted  November 30, 2016

A Soldier heads back to camp, grabs a power bar and unloads his gear. The power bar, which was "printed" minutes earlier, contains all the nutrients his body currently needs, according to sensors that are embedded in his uniform.

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Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway

Posted  November 30, 2016

When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force. This is why a team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been working for the past year on the Air Force Research Laboratory’s C-17 Drag Reduction Program.

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Trade body says Boeing was offered illegal tax breaks in U.S.

Posted  November 30, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. plane maker Boeing received major illegal tax breaks from Washington state, a world trade body ruled Monday, adding that the federal government should now take action to end that support within months. The Chicago-based company and the European Union, which backs Boeing’s key European rival Airbus, both claimed the ruling by…

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