The wildfire that has burned more than 12,000 acres at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., was 70 percent contained as of Thursday morning, the 30th Space Wing announced. Specialized teams are now re-entering south base to assess the damage, according to a release. More than 1,000 firefighters from the USAF and more than 50 other agencies have been battling the fire since it began in a remote canyon on south base on Sept. 17, according to base releases. An Atlas V launch scheduled for Sept. 18 was delayed so the base’s resources could be focused on fighting the fire, according to another release. High winds are forecasted for the area, but firefighters are confident they will continue to make good progress as they continue constructing containment lines and eliminating hot spots, according to Thursday’s announcement.
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Australia’s military will help the Pentagon pursue so-called “air-breathing” hypersonic weapons and more under the U.S.-run Allied Prototyping Initiative, the U.S. Defense Department said Nov. 30. The Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment (SCIFiRE) initiative “will be essential to the future of hypersonic research and development, ensuring the U.S. and…