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NASA airborne campaigns tackle climate questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

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16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

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New crew arrives at space station to continue scientific research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station.


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Headlines November 14, 2014

Posted  November 14, 2014

News: Pentagon reconsidering ground troops as Islamic State, al Qaeda join forces – President Obama’s top military advisers revealed Nov. 13 that the administration is rethinking whether to deploy combat ground troops in the fight against the Islamic State, as signs emerged that the terrorist group may be setting aside its differences and is working with…

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News Briefs Nov 14, 2014

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. troops returning from Africa head to isolation The Pentagon says about 80 troops returning from the Ebola mission in West Africa arrived in the U.S. Nov. 13 and will be isolated for 21 days at a base in southeastern Virginia. Rear Admiral John Kirby is the Pentagon press secretary. Kirby says they will be…

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Business

Lockheed Martin delivers the 200th Romeo helicopter to U.S. Navy

Posted  November 14, 2014

The U.S. Navy received its 200th submarine-hunting MH-60R “Romeo” helicopter from Lockheed Martin following a patch signing with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven-Two (HSM-72).

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Defense

Army robotics researchers look far into the future

Posted  November 14, 2014

The U.S. Army envisions a future where robots are integral members of the team performing autonomous actions and maintaining current capabilities.

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Business

Honeywell to power Textron Scorpion aircraft

Posted  November 14, 2014

Honeywell Aerospace has been selected as the production aircraft engine supplier for the Textron AirLand Scorpion aircraft. Honeywell’s proven TFE731-40AR-3S engine was previously selected for the development stage of the program and this agreement has been extended to the aircraft production phase. The Scorpion is designed to perform a wide range of diverse missions and…

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Defense

F-35 takes center stage at Nellis Open House

Posted  November 14, 2014

While visitors at the Nellis Open House were able to get an up-close look at various aircraft that make up the last 70 years of aviation history, the U.S. Air Force's newest fifth-generation fighter aircraft may have produced the most 'oohs and awes' throughout the event Nov. 7, 8 and 9.

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Events

Executive Sweet takes flight during open house

Posted  November 14, 2014

Nellis hosted an open house Nov. 8 and 9, which celebrated the 21st century Air Force and it's accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace. During this celebration, several military aerial demonstration teams, including the American Aeronautical Foundation with their B-25J Mitchell, participated.

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Business

Northrop Grumman receives $210 million to sustain Joint STARS fleet

Posted  November 14, 2014

The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman a $210 million contract to continue sustaining its E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet. The contract is a continuation of Northrop Grumman’s Joint STARS sustainment contract, which was first awarded in 2000. Northrop Grumman is responsible for the logistics, engineering, training, mission support, supply…

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Tech

Report: Major federal lab misused contract funds

Posted  November 14, 2014

Managers at one of the nation’s premier federal laboratories improperly used taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and other officials as part of an effort to extend the lab’s $2.4 billion management contract, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General said in a report Nov. 12. A review of documents determined that…

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New technology to reduce soldier’s load

Posted  November 14, 2014

Current and future developments in energy production promise to lower the soldier's combat load and reduce the logistical footprint, said an Army systems expert.

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