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Pilots begin flights in new F-35 Lightning II simulator in preparation for trials on carrier

A world-leading flight engineering simulator created by BAE Systems is ready to be “flown” by F-35 Lightning II pilots for the first time as they prepare for flight trials on the United Kingdom’s new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier next year.

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Boeing expands pilot training network

Boeing announced March 26, 2017, it has officially launched its global network of Boeing Training Providers to support its Pilot Development Program.

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NASA unveils new searchable video, audio, imagery library for public

NASA officially has launched a new resource to help the public search and download out-of-this-world images, videos and audio files by keyword and metadata searches from NASA.gov.

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SBIR project results in robotic technology for F-22 intake coating restoration process

Robotic technology developed through the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program will soon make the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets more efficient for aircraft maintenance personnel during depot maintenance at Hill AFB, Utah.

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‘Third arm’ may lessen Soldier’s burden, increase lethality

Future ground troops may one day have a "third arm" device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks.


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News Briefs – March 29, 2017

Posted  March 29, 2017

Report: China’s man-made South China Sea islands nearly complete A U.S. think tank says China has nearly completed construction work on three man-made islands in the South China Sea, giving it the ability to deploy combat aircraft and other military assets to the disputed region. The Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies analyzed recent…

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Pilots begin flights in new F-35 Lightning II simulator in preparation for trials on carrier

Posted  March 29, 2017

A world-leading flight engineering simulator created by BAE Systems is ready to be “flown” by F-35 Lightning II pilots for the first time as they prepare for flight trials on the United Kingdom’s new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier next year.

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NASA announces upcoming ISS crew assignments

Posted  March 29, 2017

Five NASA astronauts have been assigned to upcoming spaceflights. Joe Acaba, Ricky Arnold, Nick Hague, Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Shannon Walker all have begun training for missions launching later this year and throughout 2018. NASA astronaut Joe Acaba Acaba will be the first to launch, assigned to the Expedition 53 and 54 crews that already include…

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Lockheed, Northrop complete initial integration for U.S. Army’s Modular Active Protection System

Posted  March 29, 2017

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center recently completed initial integration for the U.S. Army’s Modular Active Protection System soft-kill demonstrator. Under TARDEC soft-kill demonstrator contracts awarded in 2015, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman worked together to prove the functionality of an open-architecture solution for MAPS. Using…

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AFRL lighting the way for military aircrews

Posted  March 29, 2017

Air Force photograph by Holly Jordan New portable temporary landing zone lighting, designed by Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate junior force researchers, offers a portable, reliable and more fully-featured solution to aging legacy portable lighting systems. Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RX) junior force researchers resolved an issue of…

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