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Joe Walker: Aviation hero and family man

After all these years, it amazes me that every time I sit down it doesn’t take long for another aspect of valley aviation history to make its way through my keyboard, to the pages of Aerotech and to you.

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NASA education opportunity leads four students to careers at JPL

When Jesse Mendoza began school as a first-generation student in his family, the possibility of working in the space exploration business was difficult to envision as a possible career path. Today he is a full-time engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif.

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Latest Blue Origin launch tests technologies of interest to space exploration

On July 18, 2018, at 8:35 am PDT, Blue Origin successfully launched its New Shepard rocket from the company’s West Texas launch site with five NASA-supported technologies onboard.

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Army Futures Command to build on 3 pillars ‘to ensure we can fight and win’

"We'll potentially be in a near-peer fight in the near future ... and it will be a difficult fight," said Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 18.

A Boeing KC-46A tanker prepares for receiver certification testing, conducted out of Boeing Field in Seattle. The Boeing/U.S. Air Force test team recently completed all flight testing that is required prior to first delivery. Testing included receiver certification flights with KC-135, F-16 and C-17 aircraft. News

Aerotech News Digital Edition – July 20, 2018

Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! The KC-46 reached an important program milestone in early July, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.


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Headlines – July 20, 2018

Posted  July 20, 2018

News As Russians describe ‘verbal agreements’ at summit, U.S. officials scramble for clarity – Two days after President Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian officials offered a string of assertions about what the two leaders had achieved.   Initial cost for Trump military parade comes in at $12 million, DOD says – President…

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Joe Walker: Aviation hero and family man

Posted  July 20, 2018

After all these years, it amazes me that every time I sit down it doesn’t take long for another aspect of valley aviation history to make its way through my keyboard, to the pages of Aerotech and to you.

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U.S., Japanese, Indian forces begin annual mine countermeasures exercise

Posted  July 20, 2018

Navy photograph by PO2 Jordan Crouch Mineman 1st Class Justin Crabtree, from Diamondhead, Mississippi, lowers a mine neutralization vehicle aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) into the water to track mines and simulate delivering an explosive package. Chief is participating in the annual bilateral mine countermeasures exercise 3JA with the Japanese…

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Raytheon demos small x-band precision approach radar

Posted  July 20, 2018

Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business demonstrated its Low-Power Radar’s ability to provide precision approach guidance to landing aircraft from 15 nautical miles, which is five more than the current capability, to military officials representing the U.S. Navy, Army and Air Force in Brooksville, Fla., June 26-28. LPR is a small, one-meter square Active Electronically Scanned…

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NASA education opportunity leads four students to careers at JPL

Posted  July 20, 2018

When Jesse Mendoza began school as a first-generation student in his family, the possibility of working in the space exploration business was difficult to envision as a possible career path. Today he is a full-time engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif.

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