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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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VA expands disability benefits for AF personnel exposed to contaminated aircraft

Posted  June 19, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs June 18 published a new regulation that expands eligibility for some benefits for a select group of Air Force veterans and Air Force Reserve personnel who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange through regular and repeated contact with contaminated C-123 aircraft that had been used in Vietnam as part…

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US Navy uses SM-6 to intercept medium-range supersonic target from ‘over-the-horizon’

Posted  June 19, 2015

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M.–The U.S. Navy’s USS Desert Ship (LLS-1) crew fired a Raytheon Standard Missile-6 at a medium-range supersonic target, successfully engaging the simulated ‘over-the-horizon’ threat. This mission was the next in a test series for Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air, a program designed to link U.S. Navy ships and airborne…

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F-16 durability testing: 25,000 hours, counting

Posted  June 19, 2015

Lockheed Martin recently completed 25,000 hours of simulated flight time on an F-16C Block 50 aircraft, demonstrating the safety and durability of the F-16 well beyond the aircraft’s original design service life of 8,000 Equivalent Flight Hours. Further testing is being conducted to identify a definitive, safe flight hour limit for the aircraft. The F-16…

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Army moves forward with install of modernized cryptographic equipment

Posted  June 19, 2015

Emphasizing modernization, standardization and ease of use, the Army is continuing its push to replace aging cryptographic devices with upgraded equipment.

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Soldier missing from World War II accounted for

Posted  June 19, 2015

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Feb. 16 that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.  U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. John W. Herb of Cleveland, Ohio, was buried June 18, in…

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University students win NASA/NIA space engineering design contest

Posted  June 19, 2015

Future astronauts may someday explore Mars using winning concepts from NASA’s 2015 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage Competition. Sixteen teams competed in the contest sponsored by NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace, which challenges graduate and undergraduate students to solve real-life space exploration challenges. This year, the competition asked teams to develop a…

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Joint U.S., Israeli device seeks to reduce airflow drag

Posted  June 19, 2015

U.S. Army and Israeli scientists are conducting testing and research on active flow control devices as a means to reduce drag on future Army aircraft.

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NASA names new director for Langley Research Center

Posted  June 19, 2015

NASA has announced that Dr. David E. Bowles has been named director of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., succeeding Stephen G. Jurczyk who served in that capacity from April 2014. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden made the announcement in an agency-wide email to employees. Bowles has been serving as the acting center director since…

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Lockheed Martin donates to Habitat for Heroes

Posted  June 19, 2015

Photographs by Linda KC Reynolds Lockheed Martin Corporation donates $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity and help paint and trench a phase of new homes that are already sold to low income veterans. Veterans are one step closer to moving into their new homes in Santa Clarita, Calif., thanks to Habitat for Humanity and Lockheed Martin…

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Palmdale High School solar car heading to Fort Worth

Posted  June 18, 2015

Students from Palmdale High School don’t mind tooting their own horn when it comes to their three-wheel creation that will soon be traveling to Fort Worth, Texas, to compete in the National Solar Car Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway, July 17-23.

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