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F-16 test pilots hit the ‘road’ to help train USAFE pilots

Two F-16 test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron recently returned from a "roadshow" to Europe where they provided High Angle of Attack academics to U.S. Air Forces in Europe pilots.

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Its reign in the fleet over, naval Sea King helicopter now rests at Pax Museum

Navy photograph At more than 54 feet in length with a 62-foot rotor diameter, the mighty SH-3A Sea King helicopter sits in its final spot at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Designed as an anti-submarine warfare helicopter, the aircraft holds a number of aviation firsts, including the first twin-turbine helicopter and the first all-weather…

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New Boeing Avionics Facility to enhance ROKAF readiness, affordability

Boeing formally opened a new avionics maintenance and repair center in the Yeongcheon Industry District of Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone May 28.

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Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security space missions

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

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Boeing awarded first-ever commercial human spaceflight mission

NASA issued a task order as part of Boeing’s $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract recently to include the company’s first-ever service flight to the International Space Station. The award marks the first time in human spaceflight history NASA has contracted with a commercial company for a human spaceflight mission. This occasion will go…


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Headlines May 29, 2015

Posted  May 29, 2015

News: U.S. Army chief opens door to embedding U.S. troops with Iraqi forces – After the fall of Ramadi, the Iraqi Security Forces need military and political leadership, Gen. Raymond Odierno says.   Business: No acquisition strategy yet for LCS frigates – Details of the new Littoral Combat Ship frigate program’s acquisition strategy are still being reviewed,…

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News Briefs May 29, 2015

Posted  May 29, 2015

Finnish navy: Underwater intruder possible foreign submarine Finnish military officials say that an underwater object the navy chased last month in territorial waters and dropped several depth charges could have been a foreign submarine. A navy investigation released May 28 says that technical analysis did not provide sufficient proof of the presence of a submarine…

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F-16 test pilots hit the ‘road’ to help train USAFE pilots

Posted  May 29, 2015

Two F-16 test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron recently returned from a "roadshow" to Europe where they provided High Angle of Attack academics to U.S. Air Forces in Europe pilots.

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Its reign in the fleet over, naval Sea King helicopter now rests at Pax Museum

Posted  May 29, 2015

Navy photograph At more than 54 feet in length with a 62-foot rotor diameter, the mighty SH-3A Sea King helicopter sits in its final spot at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Designed as an anti-submarine warfare helicopter, the aircraft holds a number of aviation firsts, including the first twin-turbine helicopter and the first all-weather…

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New Boeing Avionics Facility to enhance ROKAF readiness, affordability

Posted  May 29, 2015

Boeing formally opened a new avionics maintenance and repair center in the Yeongcheon Industry District of Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone May 28.

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ONR testing high-speed planing hulls

Posted  May 29, 2015

Earlier this month, scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research performed experiments to better understand the motions, forces and pressures generated by waves on boats with high-speed planing hulls.

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Army achieve ballistic missile intercept

Posted  May 29, 2015

The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman took a significant step toward the objective for integrated air and missile defense when a ballistic missile was destroyed using the IAMD Battle Command System in its first flight test. “Working together with the Army, we will deliver with IBCS a fully netted system providing a single, unambiguous view…

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Arkansas legislators endorse $87 million incentive package

Posted  May 29, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–An $87 million incentive package intended to bring a military vehicle assembly plant to south Arkansas easily won initial approval from lawmakers May 27, with a handful of Republicans opposing the move as the wrong way to attract business to the state. The Arkansas House voted 96-0 in favor of the plan to…

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Headlines May 27, 2015

Posted  May 27, 2015

News: U.S. Air Force certifies SpaceX for military launches – SpaceX has been certified for military space launch, the U.S. Air Force announced May 26. The long-awaited announcement is a game changer, with SpaceX becoming only the second provider cleared by the service to launch national security payloads into orbit.   Business: Northrop Grumman CEO issues…

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New’s Briefs May 27, 2015

Posted  May 27, 2015

U.S. military begins search flights for stranded Rohingya The United States has begun military surveillance flights to help locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people in Southeast Asian seas. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said May 26 that U.S. Navy P8 aircraft flew over the weekend with Malaysian support. Rathke said the U.S. has offered…

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