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Marines Demo Autonomous Tech on UH-1 Helicopter

The U.S. Marine Corps has demonstrated an autonomous technology on a UH-1 Huey military helicopter at Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. The flight demonstration was part of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System partnership between the Office of Naval Research and Aurora Flight Sciences, ONR said Wednesday. “With AACUS, an unmanned helicopter …

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Navy to Decommission USS Jacksonville Fast-Attack Submarine

The U.S. Navy has commenced a process to inactivate the military branch’s USS Jacksonville fast-attack submarine at a naval base in Bremerton, Washington. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility personnel will de-fuel the Los Angeles-class submarine and store the hull during the inactivation process until decommissioning in 2018, the Navy said Tuesday. Jacksonville was commissioned …

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NASA Forms Non-Federal Aerospace Advisory Group for National Space Council

NASA has formed an advisory group on behalf of the National Space Council to represent non-federal aerospace organizations. The space agency said Tuesday the Users’ Advisory Group will advise and inform the National Space Council on various aerospace issues such as U.S. and international laws and regulations; security matters concerning civil and commercial space sectors; …

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Trump OKs Nearly $700B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

President Donald Trump has signed a bill that would authorize approximately $700 billion in Defense Department spending for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Tuesday. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2018 includes approximately $66 billion in funds for overseas contingency operations and a 2.4 percent pay increase for military …

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Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Picked for DOE Nuclear Security Undersecretary Post

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, president of national security consulting firms Tier Tech International and LEG Inc., will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as undersecretary for nuclear security at the Energy Department, the White House announced Monday. Gordon-Hagerty previously worked at DOE as director of the department’s emergency response office and …

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