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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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Network-enabled Harpoon missile completes free-flight test

Posted  November 20, 2015

The U.S. Navy completed a free-flight test of the new network-enabled Harpoon missile system Nov. 18 at the Sea Range at Point Mugu, Calif.

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USS Donald Cook operations

Posted  November 20, 2015

Navy photograph by PO3 Mat Murch AKSAZ, Turkey–Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class JD Ferrer-Soscia, from Valencia, Calif., fixes electrical equipment aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) Oct. 31, 2015. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support…

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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works lays keel of DDG 116

Posted  November 20, 2015

On Nov. 16, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works held a keel-laying ceremony for the Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), the company’s 36th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. The ship is named for Captain Thomas Hudner Jr., U.S. Navy (ret.), a Korean War aviator and Medal of Honor recipient. Hudner intentionally crash-landed his plane during the battle of…

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NASA Armstrong hosts convergent aeronautics solutions showcase

Posted  November 20, 2015

Researchers from several NASA centers had an opportunity to share information about revolutionary new technologies at the Convergent Aeronautics Solutions Showcase held at Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., Oct. 22.

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Marine Corps Harriers joint fight against ISIL

Posted  November 20, 2015

Naval Aviation rejoined the fight against ISIL Nov. 19 when AV-8B Harriers from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)162(Reinforced)launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to conduct their first missions over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

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