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USS Ford Marks 4,000th Aircraft Launch, Recovery; Capt. Kenneth Sterbenz Quoted

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The U.S. Navy has recorded the 4,000th aircraft launch and recovery of the USS Gerald R. Ford's Advanced Arresting Gear and Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System. The components are currently undergoing an 18-month post delivery test and trial and is on schedule to complete all requirements prior to its commissioning to the service branch.

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Avaya Enables Over 2M Employees Work Remotely through Complementary Organizational Software; Jim Chirico, Dev Mudaliar Quoted

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Avaya Holdings Corp. has introduced a new technology platform to keep more people connected, collaborating and continuing to be productive while staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced on Thursday.

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Will Roper: Air Force Eyes Commercial Drones to Replace Reapers

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Will Roper, assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the U.S. Air Force and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said the service branch is considering commercial drones and high-end unmanned aircraft as it looks to replace the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper drone, Defense News reported Thursday.

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Navy OKs Deployment of USS Ford’s Aircraft Recovery Tech

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The U.S. Navy has authorized the USS Gerard R. Ford to use its recovery technology to retrieve propeller and fighter aircraft systems via an aircraft recovery bulletin. The Advanced Arresting Gear works to recover aircraft units, allow large safety margins and mitigate potential fatigue impact, maintenance and manpower needs, the Navy said Tuesday.

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DOE Funds University-Led Projects to Develop Steady-State Fusion Reactors

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The Department of Energy has awarded $14M in total funding to 10 university-led research projects to develop a new approach to fusion energy production. 

DOE said Monday the collaborative research focuses on understanding and assessing the potential use of magnetically confined plasmas in the development of steady-state fusion reactors. 

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

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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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