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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey fleet tops 400,000 flight hours

Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. announced Nov. 14 the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone.

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Northrop Grumman awarded major aircraft sustainment program by Australian Defence Force

Northrop Grumman was recently awarded a through life support contract for the Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter fleet.

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F-35A Lightning II airframe completes third life testing in unique facility

A full scale durability test airframe of the F-35A aircraft has successfully completed its third life testing, equivalent to 24,000 hours of 'flying', in BAE Systems’ unique testing facility in Brough, East Yorkshire, England.

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In nation’s capital, ground officially broken for National WWI Memorial

Descendants of Soldiers and other veterans of World War I will soon be able to visit a national memorial in the nation's capital that commemorates the sacrifices of their great-grandfathers who fought in "the Great War."

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Palmdale hosts Veterans Day ceremony

A crowd of several hundred veterans and patriots turned out Nov. 11 for the Veterans Day ceremony at the AV Wall, at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale. This year’s celebration commemorated the 35 anniversary of the dedication of the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.


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Defense

Retired U.S. general says nuclear launch order can be refused

Posted  November 17, 2017

A retired Air Force general told the Senate Nov. 14 that an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused by the top officer at U.S. Strategic Command if that order is determined to be illegal. During testimony before the Foreign Relations Committee, retired Gen. Robert…

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Veterans

Retired Korean War Medal of Honor recipient passes away

Posted  November 17, 2017

Navy photograph by PO3 Casey Scoular The Military Funeral Honors Team of the Massachusetts Army National Guard carries the casket of Medal of Honor Recipient retired Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr., during a funeral procession in Hudner’s honor. Hudner, a naval aviator, received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of the…

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Business

Lockheed Martin achieves long range discrimination radar CDR on-schedule

Posted  November 17, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph The Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) is a high-powered S-Band radar incorporating solid-state gallium nitride (GaN) components capable of discriminating threats at extreme distances. LRDR is a strategic national asset of the Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and will provide 24/7/365 acquisition, tracking and discrimination data to enable separate…

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News

Headlines – November 15, 2017

Posted  November 15, 2017

News U.S. House calls military’s role in Yemen civil war unauthorized – The U.S. House unanimously passed a non-binding resolution Nov. 13 asserting U.S. military assistance to Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Shiite rebels is not covered by previous war authorizations.     Business Raytheon: Saudi-based Patriots intercepted over 100 missiles since 2015 – Saudi Arabia-based…

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News Briefs – November 15, 2017

Posted  November 15, 2017

101st Airborne soldier dies in non-combat incident in Iraq A soldier with the 101st Airborne Division has died in Iraq from what the Department of Defense says were injuries sustained during a non-combat-related incident. The Department of Defense said in a news release Nov. 12 that 35-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, of…

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