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Raytheon awarded Title III contract to advance its industry-leading Gallium Nitride technology

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of the Secretary of Defense have awarded Raytheon a $14.9 million contract to further enhance its process for producing gallium nitride-based semiconductors.

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NASA astronaut, crewmates launch to space station to continue research

Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:05 a.m., EDT, Oct. 19.

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Navy’s common control system validates interoperability during tri-service demo

The Navy recently tested its Common Control System during a tri-service demonstration that showed the potential use of unmanned systems for automated medical casualty evacuations.

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Airmen provide mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska

Over the course of 12 days in October with temperatures dropping below freezing in the “Last Frontier” Airmen from the 621stContingency Response Wing provided rapid global mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-1.

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NTTR: Tip of readiness spear

Spanning Southern Nevada lies the crown jewel for tactics, training and operational testing for the Department of Defense: the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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Seizing the Objective

Posted  October 14, 2016

Army photograph by Sgt. David Edge An OPFOR Surrogate Vehicle from Coldsteel Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, travels through the city of Dezashah en route to the objective, during NTC rotation 17-01, at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016. The purpose of this phase of the rotation was to…

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NASA shakes up Orion test article for journey to Mars

Posted  October 14, 2016

How do you know if a spacecraft can hold up to the intense vibrations of launching atop the world’s most powerful rocket? You shake it on the world’s most powerful vibration table. Engineers at NASA Glenn’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, recently finished a series of tests on a full-size test version of Orion’s…

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Blue Mountain Tribe: local band gets national attention

Posted  October 14, 2016

Courtesy photograph Blue Mountain Tribe — Pat Mata, Joseph Sandoval, Caleb Hairston, Robin “Bubba” Hairston and James Bixler – recently won ‘Best Blues Recording’ at the Native American Music Awards. All band members are Native American, and three are members of Team Edwards. Their only recording hangs on their producer’s wall among such names as…

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Spacecraft ‘nuclear batteries’ could get a boost from new materials

Posted  October 14, 2016

No extension cord is long enough to reach another planet, and there's no spacecraft charging station along the way. That's why researchers are hard at work on ways to make spacecraft power systems more efficient, resilient and long-lasting.

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New test force focuses on autonomy, unmanned aircraft, new technologies

Posted  October 14, 2016

The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has a new organization that will explore the Air Force warfighting capabilities of tomorrow.

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