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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.


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EU launches new era in defense cooperation

Posted  November 15, 2017

European Union countries on Nov. 13 officially launched a new era in defense cooperation with a program of joint military investment and project development aimed at helping the EU confront its security challenges. Twenty-three of the EU’s 28 member nations signed up to the process, known as permanent structured cooperation, or PESCO. Britain, which is…

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Lockheed Martin integrates new engine for Fury UAV

Posted  November 15, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph Engineering tests performed by Lockheed Martin indicate that Fury will be able to stay in the air for 15 continuous hours, making it one of the highest endurance unmanned systems in its class. Fury, the expeditionary, runway-independent unmanned air vehicle now has engine updates that will further increase its flight endurance, Lockheed…

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In nation’s capital, ground officially broken for National WWI Memorial

Posted  November 15, 2017

Descendants of Soldiers and other veterans of World War I will soon be able to visit a national memorial in the nation's capital that commemorates the sacrifices of their great-grandfathers who fought in "the Great War."

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Raytheon to provide advanced telemetry system for Navy’s new Range Support Aircraft

Posted  November 15, 2017

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $79 million contract to develop a new advanced telemetry system for the U.S. Navy’s Range Support Aircraft. The high-tech plane will replace the Navy’s aging telemetry test aircraft, which has been in service since the 1970s. Based within the Gulfstream G550 airborne early warning airframe, Raytheon’s modern solution…

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin JASSM® telemetry kit production contract

Posted  November 15, 2017

Air Force photograph Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) is a long-range, conventional, air-to-ground, precision standoff missile for the U.S. and allied forces. The company received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide Intelligent Test Instrumentation Kits to be used on flight tests for telemetry and flight termination purposes. Lockheed Martin has…

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