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AirRobot, Northrop Grumman Remotec sign distribution agreement for unmanned aerial systems

Northrop Grumman photograph An AirRobot unmanned aerial system flies at Fort Benning, Ga.. Northrop Grumman Remotec is the sole reseller of the systems to law enforcement and first responders under a distribution agreement signed recently. Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary Remotec Inc. and AirRobot US have entered into a distribution agreement for AirRobot’s line of small unmanned…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission passes critical milestone

Image courtesy of NASA Goddard Artist concept of OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth. NASA’s groundbreaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition. The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has passed a critical milestone…

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Lockheed Martin begins final assembly of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

Lockheed Martin photograph In a clean room facility near Denver, Lockheed Martin technicians began assembling NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft that will collect samples of an asteroid. In a clean room facility near Denver, Lockheed Martin technicians began assembling a NASA spacecraft that will collect samples of an asteroid for scientific study. Working toward a September 2016…

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1,000th F-35 training sortie flown at Luke AFB

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Staci Miller A pilot from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew the 1,000th F-35A Lightning II training sortie March 31, 2015. The 56th Fighter Wing is the fastest F-35 wing to reach the 1,000-sortie milestone in the Defense Department. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew…

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Ball Aerospace GEMS instrument passes critical design review

The Ball Aerospace air quality sensor being built for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute under South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research in the Ministry of Environment has passed a major milestone toward its launch. The Critical Design Review was successfully completed for the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer in February. GEMS is a scanning ultraviolet-visible…


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Dempsey meets with Russian counterpart at Pentagon

Posted  July 13, 2012

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with his Russian counterpart July 12 at the Pentagon to discuss international security...

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DOD must have petroleum fuel alternatives, official says

Posted  July 13, 2012

Smart investing and less reliance on petroleum-based fuels will help ensure an agile, lethal and adaptable combat force, and ultimately, national security, a senior Pentagon official said here today during an Energy Department-hosted conference. During “Biomass 2012: Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities – Sustaining a Commitment to Bioenergy,” Sharon Burke, assistant secretary of defense for operational…

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Hamilton Sundstrand awarded a multi-year overhaul, repair contract from U.S. Army for Black Hawk helicopter T700 fuel controls

Posted  July 13, 2012

Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, was recently awarded a multi-year Overhaul & Repair contract from the U.S. Army for Black Hawk helicopter T700 fuel controls, with initial delivery orders starting in 2012 and covering a period of performance through 2017. “Hamilton Sundstrand is pleased to be selected to provide maintenance support…

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Army to host Network Integration Evaluation 13.2 Industry Day

Posted  July 13, 2012

The U.S. Army will host a Network Integration Evaluation Agile Process Industry Day, July 19, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for…

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News Briefs – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,900 As of July 10, 2012, at least 1,900 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,588 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Boeing airplanes, innovation, technology highlighted at Farnborough

Posted  July 13, 2012

Boeing’s new aircraft and innovative technologies attracted customers, partners, government officials and media at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow. The show saw the first flying display of the innovative 787 Dreamliner in Qatar Airways livery and the new Enduring Awareness Pavilion, a display of advanced command, control, communication, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Customer…

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SecAF visits Heavy Airlift Wing in Hungary

Posted  July 13, 2012

During his first visit to this small Hungarian base located roughly two hours from Budapest, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley met with Heavy Airlift Wing senior leaders, U.S. Airmen and Boeing contractors at Pápa Air Base,Hungary, July 11.

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NASA commercial partner SpaceX completes Dragon design review

Posted  July 13, 2012

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies has completed an important design review of the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft. The concept baseline review presented NASA with the primary and secondary design elements of its Dragon capsule designed to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit, including the International Space Station. SpaceX is one…

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Vietnam welcomes fourth Pacific Partnership mission

Posted  July 13, 2012

Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious ship Oosumi arrived in Vinh, Vietnam, in Nghe An province to begin the humanitarian civic assistance mission known as Pacific Partnership 2012, July 10. Both vessels are carrying complements of military and civilian medical, dental, veterinary and engineering personnel from Australia, Canada,…

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Network Integration Evaluation speeds fielding of Army encryption capability

Posted  July 13, 2012

The Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment is already reaping the benefits of advanced encryption tools for their Rifleman Radios in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan…

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