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NIST Demos Experimental Atomic Clock

The National Institute of Standards and Technology tested a miniature atomic clock designed to tick at optical frequencies. The experimental clock consists of rubidium atoms placed in a vapor cell and two frequency combs that function to link the ticks to low microwave frequencies, NIST said Friday.

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NNSA, Air Force Conduct B61-12 Bomb Qualification Flight Tests

The U.S. Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration have completed a pair of qualification flight tests for the B61-12 gravity bombs. NNSA said Monday an F-15E aircraft carried and dropped the non-nuclear bomb assemblies during the tests held Aug. 8 at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. The test flights were conducted as part …

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Navy Conducts Fire, Blast Test on Littoral Combat Ship Replicate

The U.S. Navy‘s Littoral Combat Ship program has conducted a blast and fire test on a full-scale Independence-variant LCS replicate at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center to evaluate the overall survivability of the platform during combat. The Multi-Compartment Surrogate replicate underwent destructive tests that involved charges placed in several of the ship’s compartments …

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US Defense Analysts: China Working on New Anti-Satellite Weapon

Some industry analysts said that China appears to be developing a new missile weapon system that could incapacitate navigation and communication satellites, Defense News reported Monday. Wendell Minnick writes U.S. officials believed that China’s third “anti-missile” test last month was part of an anti-satellite development program. “This latest space interceptor …

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FAA OKs San Diego Gas & Electric UAS Test; Dave Geier Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a test airspace for San Diego Gas & Electric to research and train flight crews on a small unmanned aircraft system. SDG&E will evaluate how to inspect gas lines, locate power outage sources and access remote areas using small UAS, SDG&E said Friday. Dave …

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