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Army flies ‘hoverbike’ prototype

The Army Research Laboratory and industry partners demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular-shaped quadcopter during a visit from Department of Defense officials Jan. 10.

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AUDS counter-drone system first to achieve TRL-9 status

The AUDS counter-UAS defense system -- field proven to detect, track and defeat malicious and errant unmanned aircraft systems or drones -- is the first fully integrated system worldwide to achieve TRL-9 status.

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NATO aims to transform military capacity, official says

Throughout its history, NATO has always changed and adapted to new threats, new doctrines and new realities, the commander of the alliance’s Allied Command Transformation told reporters in Brussels Jan. 17.

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New year, new Sentry – DRAGON

The first E-3 Sentry aircraft with the glass flight deck modification known as DRAGON (Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation) arrived at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Jan. 9.

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Blackjack soars over Southern Maryland

The RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flew for the first time from Patuxent River Naval Air Station Webster Outlying Field, Md., in December.


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Space

Last look before lift-off: SBIRS GEO Flight 3 encapsulated for launch

Posted  January 11, 2017

The U.S. Air Force’s next Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, was encapsulated on Jan. 7 at Cape Canaveral, Fla., where it will launch on Jan. 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Encapsulation refers to the sealing of the satellite in a protective launch vehicle fairing—one…

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Business

Boeing, Jeju Air finalize order for three Next-Generation 737-800s

Posted  January 11, 2017

Boeing and Jeju Air announced an order Jan. 10 for three Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, valued at nearly $300 million at current list prices, will become the airline’s first direct-purchased airplanes from Boeing and fuel the airline’s continued expansion within Asia’s rapidly growing air travel market. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer…

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U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian boats

Posted  January 11, 2017

A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at armed Iranian patrol boats as they sped toward the American warship at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, marring a recent period of relatively quiet interactions between U.S. and Iranian forces, the Pentagon said Jan. 9. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said a group…

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Space & Technology

NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel releases 2016 annual report

Posted  January 11, 2017

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2016 annual report examining NASA’s safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.  The report, released Wednesday, is based on the panel’s 2016 fact-finding and quarterly public meetings; “insight”…

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Veterans

Battle of Mogadishu hero passes, leaves behind legacy

Posted  January 11, 2017

Courtesy photograph Retired Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Bray, a combat controller, who was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 30, 2016. Bray passed away at 49 years old on Oct. 24, leaving behind a far-reaching legacy of valor,…

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