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Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves soldiers' ability to put artillery on target.

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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter achieves successful first flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, announced May 22 the successful first flight of the S-97 Raider™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability.

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Critical NASA research returns to Earth aboard U.S. SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m., EDT, May 21 with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.

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Soldiers participate during Flags In at Arlington Cemetery

After a long, unseasonably cold and wet day of conducting burial services, about 1,000 Old Guard soldiers made their way across the soggy hills and flats that make up Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to place miniature flags in front of each grave marker, May 21.


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Vietnam War MIA soldier buried at Arlington

Posted  May 15, 2015

With full military honors, Master Sgt. James W. Holt, who was missing and presumed killed in action during the Vietnam War, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 14.

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HT May 15

Posted  May 15, 2015

Air Force Amn. Glen P. Ellsworth graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science…

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Headlines May 11, 2015

Posted  May 11, 2015

News: Airbus A400M aircraft crashes in Spain – An Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, which had been ordered by Turkey, crashed May 9 near the Seville airport, Airbus Defence and Space said.   Business: Firms to compete for Canadian ship program – European and U.S. firms will compete to win a multibillion-dollar contract to design the Royal…

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News Briefs May 11, 2015

Posted  May 11, 2015

Philippines, Japan to hold naval drill in South China Sea The Philippine navy chief says a naval drill that Japan and the Philippines will hold in the South China Sea May 12 should not be a cause for concern for China, which is embroiled in territorial disputes with the two countries. Vice Adm. Jesus Millan…

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C-17 fleet celebrates 3M flying hours

Posted  May 11, 2015

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jared Trimarchi A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing and the 315th Airlift Wing is sprayed with water May 5, 2015, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., during an event celebrating the C-17 surpassing the 3 millionth flying hour. Aircrew members from Charleston flew the plane from Robins…

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WWII veterans mark 70th anniversary of VE Day

Posted  May 11, 2015

"I think this was a wonderful event," Floyd Brantley said. "During the war there were 16 million men. Since then we are dying out fast. We got one million now, and losing about 1,500 a day. All these men here - we're all getting older and soon there will be none left. So this event was outstanding and fascinating and I was glad to attend it."

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Military plane crashes in Spain, killing four crew members

Posted  May 11, 2015

A military transport plane crashed near Seville airport in southwestern Spain May 9, killing four crew members and injuring two seriously, officials said. The crash of the Airbus A400M, that was undergoing flight trials at the airport, raised questions about the security of the new, propeller-driven transport aircraft. Airbus said in a statement that four…

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Thailand, Romania select Lockheed Martin’s SniperÆ pod for F-16 fleets

Posted  May 11, 2015

The Romanian Air Force and Royal Thai Air Force recently selected Lockheed Martin’s Sniper†Advanced Targeting Pod for their F-16 fleets, becoming the 18th and 19th international customers to receive this advanced sensor capability. Lockheed Martin will integrate and field Sniper ATPs on existing RoAF and RTAF aircraft and provide initial sustainment support. Pod deliveries began…

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Another major defense company interested in N.D. drone park

Posted  May 11, 2015

FARGO, N.D. — The nation’s first unmanned aircraft business park currently under construction in North Dakota has a second major defense contractor interested in setting up shop. Linden P. Blue, the CEO of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., plans to visit in July to look into Grand Sky, a 1.2 million-square-foot park located on Grand…

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Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge test last flight

Posted  May 11, 2015

A team of researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA and FlexSys Inc., accomplished a long sought goal in aviation research April 22, with the last flight of the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge Flight Research program. A radically new morphing wing technology called FlexFoil exceeded all expectations in flight testing. The ACTE program completed…

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