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AFRL offering prize for turbine engine development

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Discover meetings to be held in Ohio on March 24-25. The Air Force Research Laboratory is leading the first Air Force technology prize, issuing a challenge to develop a small, efficient turbine engine for a shot at $2 million. Developers from across the United States, including individuals, teams and…

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Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion wing line restarted

Lockheed Martin restarted the wing production line for the P-3 Orion Mid-Life Upgrade program for Canada and Chile on March 4.

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Army Research Laboratory lays out science and technology priorities through 2019

Army photograph Dr. Rick Beyer, propulsion science expert, aligns a sample in a Bruker Wide-angle X-ray scattering camera at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md. The laboratory recently released its technical implementation plan to guide the science and technology portfolio for the next four years. U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, director Dr. Thomas…

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‘Iron Horse’ sets off for final flight

The 23rd Wing sent the Air Force's oldest C-130 to the "boneyard" at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., for its retirement March 3.

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Boeing, Cargolux Airlines celebrate 30th direct delivery of a 747 Freighter

Boeing and Cargolux Airlines are celebrating the 30th direct delivery of a 747 Freighter to the Luxembourg-based cargo carrier. To mark the occasion, Cargolux’s latest 747-8 Freighter carries a special decal of the Father of the Boeing 747, Joe Sutter, the Boeing engineer who led the team that designed the airplane. We have built our…


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Headlines February 23, 2015

Posted  February 23, 2015

News: Republicans, Democrats want more DOD spendingĀ – Republicans and Democrats remain deeply divided about how much the country should spend on the military, but a growing number of all Americans say the Pentagon budget is too small.   Business: New armed UAV export rules help U.S. firmsĀ – New U.S. rules loosening restrictions on exports of…

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News Briefs February 23, 2015

Posted  February 23, 2015

New Pentagon chief visits airfield in southern Afghanistan U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is getting briefed on American military operations at Kandahar airfield in southern Afghanistan as part of what he calls a listening tour of the war zone. On his second day in Afghanistan, Carter flew to Kandahar from Kabul, the capital, where he…

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Raytheon unveils extended range AMRAAM

Posted  February 23, 2015

Raytheon has begun development on an extended range variant of the combat-proven Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile. Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, AMRAAM-ER will enable intercepts at longer range and higher altitudes. “With AMRAAM-ER, Raytheon is rewriting the book on ground-based air defense. The new missile will be even faster and more…

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NASA test fires new rocket with Army-developed igniter motor

Posted  February 23, 2015

When the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center test fired the Peregrine rocket, Feb. 10, members of the local Army research and development community watched with great interest.

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Upgrades boost ballistic missile defense radar’s performance during missile raid

Posted  February 23, 2015

The U.S. and its friends and allies will soon have improved defenses against ballistic missile raids – large quantities of simultaneously impacting ballistic missiles. Raytheon has upgraded the computer processor of the AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar, enabling the system to both perform better during raids and to more quickly and accurately discriminate between a…

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U.S. Air Force Global Hawk unmanned aircraft flies in to Australia’s Avalon Air Show

Posted  February 23, 2015

A Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system landed Feb. 21 at the Avalon Airport in Australia for display at the Australian International Air Show.

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SAIC awarded $62 million task order by SPAWAR

Posted  February 23, 2015

The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command awarded Science Applications International Corporation a task order to provide architecture and systems engineering support services to the Office of the Chief Engineer, the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence, the Fleet Readiness Directorate and many additional C4ISR programs and offices. The single-award,…

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Navy’s Trident II D5 missile marks 155 successful test flights

Posted  February 23, 2015

The U.S. Navy conducted successful test flights Feb. 22 of two Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin. This brings the D5 missile’s record to 155 successful test flights since design completion in 1989, a 25-year-plus reliability record unmatched by any other large ballistic missile. These latest test flights demonstrate the reliability…

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates maritime test bed

Posted  February 23, 2015

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated how its leading-edge Maritime Test Bed can help the U.S. Navy accelerate the fielding of various sensor intelligence capabilities in the maritime and Joint warfighting environments. The goal of the demonstration was to show how the test bed can bring significant improvements in advanced sensing, data integration, decision support, electromagnetic support…

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NASA, ESA telescopes give shape to furious black hole winds

Posted  February 23, 2015

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and ESA’s (European Space Agency) XMM-Newton telescope are showing that fierce winds from a supermassive black hole blow outward in all directions – a phenomenon that had been suspected, but difficult to prove until now. This discovery has given astronomers their first opportunity to measure the strength of these…

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