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USAF Hosts Discussion to Address Pilot Oxygen System Issues

The U.S. Air Force joined experts from the U.S. Navy, NASA, industry and academia to discuss on how to address physiological safety issues of T-6 on-board oxygen generating systems. USAF said Wednesday that it hopes to address the matter by accelerating procurement of new technologies, bolstering research efforts and applying research findings to procurement policy. The discussions took place at a conference in late May at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. 

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NOAA Releases Online Water Level Forecast Tech

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration unveiled an online tool to help users prepare and handle the effects of coastal flooding. The Coastal Inundation Dashboard is designed to deliver 48-hour water level forecasts, storm surge information and historic flooding data through the use of real-time information gathered from 200 coastal water level stations, NOAA said Friday

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Marine Corps Looks to Buy MQ-9 Reapers to Take New Missions

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to make the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems permanent in its inventory through President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The service requested $117 million in funding to buy three Reapers in the coming year and additional three for fiscal year 2021.

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Marine Corps Field Testing Mobile Satellite Communications Equipment

Since the first quarter of this year, the Marine Corps is field testing a satellite communications system that enables service personnel in all types of environments to make data and voice transmissions, DVIDS reported Tuesday. Mobile User Objective System is a narrowband satellite communications system comprised of software and antennas.

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Tyto Athene Selected for Next Generation First Responder – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation; Jeff Murray Quoted

Tyto Athene announced on Thursday that the company has been selected to join 26 other companies to participate in the Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation (OpEx). The OpEx is set for Aug 19th through the 23rd. The participating companies and industry partners include:

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Mike Hatcher Joins By Light as CRO, Mike Bowser Becomes COO; Bob Donahue Quoted

By Light Professional IT Services announced on Thursday that Mike Bowser has been promoted to become the company’s new chief operating officer. In addition, Mike Hatcher has joined By Light as the chief revenue officer. These appointments will be effective immediately and intend to reinforce and expand current and future capabilities.

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