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AF researchers aiming to increase energy security through microgrids

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, is exploring microgrid and alternative fuel technologies in an effort to move military operations toward greater energy independence.

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Boeing, EVA Airways finalize Taiwan’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

Boeing and EVA Airways Nov. 24 finalized a historic order for up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners. The order, valued at more than $8 billion at current list prices, marks the largest single commercial airplane purchase in Taiwan aviation.

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PAC-3 Missile intercepts target in flight test

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted an incoming target Nov. 19, as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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New ‘Chem milling’ process garners positive reaction by producing parts quickly

Bubbles of hydrogen gas boiled and rolled as electroplater Marissa DeMent dunked a new piece of what will become an F/A-18 Hornet’s aluminum exterior component into a chemical bath at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla.

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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope receives first mirror installation

NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory’s construction.

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U.S. Army invests in Patriot radar modernization upgrades

Posted  November 9, 2015

The United States Army is acquiring upgrade kits to make the combat-proven Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system better at detecting and destroying threats, cost less to operate, and run even more reliably than it already does. The U.S. Army recently awarded Raytheon a contract modification to an existing contract for radar digital processor…

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UK rescue squadrons to relocate to Italy

Posted  November 9, 2015

Royal Air Force photograph by SrA. Erin O’Shea An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to Royal Air Force Lakenheath’s 56th Rescue Squadron flies over Scotland during exercise Joint Warrior 15-1, April 22, 2015. The Air Force announced Nov. 6 that the 56th and 57th Rescue squadrons from RAF Lakenheath are relocating to Aviano Air Base, Italy,…

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Lockheed Martin to sustain sensors on Saudi Arabia’s F-15 fleet

Posted  November 9, 2015

Lockheed Martin has received a $262.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for sustainment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s F-15 sensor suite. The sensor suite includes Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods, LANTIRN Extended Range navigation pods and Infrared Search and Track systems. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will collaborate with Advanced Electronics Company to…

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Robo-Raven may one day fly for Soldiers

Posted  November 9, 2015

In the future, it's possible that some unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, might sport wings that flap like a bird or a butterfly. The Army Research Lab, or ARL, is testing that concept at the Spesutie Island Robotics Research Facility on Chesapeake Bay.

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Army to recruit up to 70 researchers for California laboratory

Posted  November 6, 2015

As part of an initiative to spur scientific breakthroughs, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, plans to recruit up to 70 researchers to be based at the University of Southern California, or USC, Institute for Creative Technologies, or ICT, in Playa Vista, California.

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