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F-35 on time to replace previous tactical aircraft

F-35 on time to replace previous tactical aircraft

The F-35 Lightning II will enhance combat capabilities, project U.S. power and deter potential adversaries, Air Force officials told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on tactical air and land forces in a hearing on tactical aircraft programs […]


OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission Passes Important Design Review

OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission Passes Important Design Review

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx program has successfully completed a comprehensive technical review of the mission and has been given approval to begin building the spacecraft, flight instruments and ground system. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is responsible for development of the spacecraft, which […]


US Navy to Deploy Electromagnetic Railgun Aboard JHSV

US Navy to Deploy Electromagnetic Railgun Aboard JHSV

The U.S. Navy plans to install and test a prototype electromagnetic railgun aboard a joint high speed vessel in fiscal year 2016, the service announced today. This test will mark the first time an electromagnetic railgun (EM railgun) has been […]


Hagel Visits Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning

Hagel Visits Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning

QINGDAO, China: On Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s first official visit to China, the Peoples’ Liberation Army allowed him, in response to a request made in January, to become the first foreign visitor to tour the sleek refitted Russian aircraft carrier […]


Remote Troops Closer to Having High-Speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

Remote Troops Closer to Having High-Speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

Missions in remote, forward operating locations often suffer from a lack of connectivity to tactical operation centers and access to valuable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The assets needed for long-range, high-bandwidth communications capabilities are often unavailable to lower […]


Northrop to Build Five More MQ-8C Fire Scouts for the US Navy

Northrop to Build Five More MQ-8C Fire Scouts for the US Navy

Northrop Grumman will build five additional U.S. Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters, which allow ship commanders to extend their intelligence-gathering capabilities far beyond the horizon. Final assembly of the aircraft will take place at the company’s Unmanned Systems Center […]


Russia warns Ukraine against missile technologies proliferation

Russia warns Ukraine against missile technologies proliferation

Russia on Monday drew Kiev’s attention over media reports that a Ukrainian military-space enterprise had allegedly been negotiating with third countries on missile technology sale. Referring to the Yuzhmash plant based in the city of Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine, the […]


Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight with Fuel from the Sea Concept

Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight with Fuel from the Sea Concept

Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrated proof-of-concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) from seawater and conversion to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel. […]


All Systems Go: Navy’s Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

All Systems Go: Navy’s Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

Navy engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer. The prototype, an improved version of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), will be […]


 
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