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Army researcher’s interest in robotics leads to innovative device

Army photograph by Doug LaFon Dan Baechle, left, from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Multifunctional Materials research team, has created a laboratory prototype of a device he designed to sense and damp out arm tremors for Army marksmanship training. Robotic exoskeletons have been a science fiction theme and an engineering feat since the 1960s. Practical…

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Pave Hawk maintainers keep rescue birds flying

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Joseph Swafford Airman Joshua Herron, a 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit HH-60 Pave Hawk crew chief, completes a 50-hour inspection on a Pave Hawk at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 28, 2015. The 41st EHMU ensures Pave Hawks on Bagram Airfield are prepared for flight and returned to a mission-ready state…

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B-52s demonstrate strategic reach

Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Raughton A B-52H Stratofortress is marshalled to a stop at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., after a 44-hour sortie July 2, 2015. Aircrew members and two B-52s from Barksdale AFB’s 96th Bomb Squadron flew a round-trip mission to Australia where they integrated with Royal Australian Air Force ground forces…

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Boeing, Embraer to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator technology tests

Boeing and Embraer S.A. announced June 30 that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance.

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Tactical reconnaissance vehicle project eyes hoverbike for defense

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle, or TRV, concept for nearly nine months and is evaluating the hoverbike technology as a way to get Soldiers away from ground threats by giving them a 3-D capability. The Army is interested in this disruptive technology because it has the…


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Javelin missile demonstrates extended range, versatility during tests

Posted  June 19, 2015

U.S. Army and the Javelin Joint Venture, comprising Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, recently conducted successful live-fire Javelin missile engagements against tank targets from different launcher and platform configurations as part of a demonstration to current foreign military sales users. Each of the three Javelin missiles used during the tests at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama,…

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Northern Edge 2015 fills the skies

Posted  June 19, 2015

Approximately 200 military aircraft filled the skies above Alaska June 15, signifying the start of the joint training exercise, Northern Edge 2015.

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Navy awards Raytheon multi-year contract for AN/APY-10 radars for P-8A Poseidons

Posted  June 19, 2015

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a multi-year contract valued at $153 million to produce 53 maritime, littoral and overland surveillance radars for its fleet of Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The AN/APY-10 delivers accurate and actionable information in all weather, day and night, for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, and for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions….

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Spirit delivers third SDTA fuselage to Sikorsky

Posted  June 19, 2015

Spirit Aerosystems photograph The composite-skinned fuselage will enable prime contractor Sikorsky to begin assembling the third of four SDTA aircraft to further solidify the final production configuration of the CH-53K aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps.   Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. announced June 19 it has successfully delivered to Sikorsky the third fuselage section for the…

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Boeing opens state-of-the-art research center in Alabama

Posted  June 19, 2015

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–Boeing has officially opened its new research and technology center in Alabama. The facility will serve as the company’s hub for collaborative technology development with academic institutions and research partners in analytics and simulation in the Southeast United States. Local government leaders and Boeing Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering, Operations…

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Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

Posted  June 19, 2015

The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, vehicles with laser technology.

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Airbus edges Boeing in orders race at Paris air show

Posted  June 19, 2015

Europe’s Airbus glided past Boeing to take top overall honors in their annual competition to sell commercial jets at the Paris Air Show. The U.S. plane maker, however, inked more deals for wide-body planes. As the final tally came down June 18, the two archrivals together booked more than $107 billion in orders and commitments…

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US airpower on display in Paris

Posted  June 19, 2015

U.S. Defense Department representatives and aircraft were on hand at the 51st International Paris Air Show, the largest aerospace event in the world, at Le Bourget Airport, France, June 15-21.

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All systems go for NASA’s mission to Jupiter moon Europa

Posted  June 19, 2015

Beyond Earth, Jupiter’s moon Europa is considered one of the most promising places in the solar system to search for signs of present-day life, and a new NASA mission to explore this potential is moving forward from concept review to development. NASA’s mission concept — to conduct a detailed survey of Europa and investigate its…

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Northrop Grumman delivers 500th fourth generation LITENING

Posted  June 19, 2015

Northrop Grumman recently delivered the 500th fourth generation AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING targeting pod to the United States military, marking an important milestone as forces worldwide continue to transition their LITENING pods to the current configuration. LITENING G4 and SE have become the 4th generation targeting and ISR pod of choice for the world’s air forces. With…

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