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Reports: Pentagon funded UFO investigation office

The U.S. Department of Defense funded a program to investigate unidentified flying objects until 2012, and the program may well be continuing with alternate funding, The New York Times reported today. The Times says its report is based on a range … Continue reading

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Canada gets set to cancel Boeing fighter jet deal

Reuters reports that Canadian officials have decided to cancel an order of 18 Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet jets, marking an escalation in the trade battle involving Canadian jet maker Bombardier’s sales to U.S. markets. Unnamed officials are quoted as saying that … Continue reading

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AI activists make a movie about killer robots

As if the mere phrase “killer robots” weren’t scary enough, AI researchers and policy advocates have put together a video that combines present-tense AI and drone technologies with future-tense nightmares. The disturbing seven-minute movie is being released to coincide with … Continue reading

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Systima’s pyrovalves debut on spy satellite launch

After more than a week of delays, the National Reconnaissance Office was glad to see its latest spy satellite go into orbit on Oct. 15 — and so was Kirkland, Wash.-based Systima Technologies. When a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket … Continue reading

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Aerospace heavyweights strike $7.8B deal

Northrop Grumman’s purchase of Orbital ATK for $7.8 billion will create a company involved in projects ranging from America’s next stealth bomber and ballistic missile system to the International Space Station and the James Webb Space Telescope. The deal, previewed … Continue reading

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How Air Force One’s price is being trimmed

President Donald Trump was stretching the truth when he claimed that he trimmed a billion dollars from the cost of procuring the next two Air Force One planes, but a report on Defense One reveals that significant savings are indeed being made – primarily by … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches Air Force X-37B space plane

SpaceX launched the Air Force’s X-37B robotic space plane on its latest months-long, classified mission today – marking another first for the company, with an oncoming hurricane adding to the pressure. Evacuations in advance of Hurricane Irma’s Florida landfall have already begun, … Continue reading

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