December 7, 2018

Aerotech News Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Boeing’s KC-46A Pegasus tanker refuels an F-15E aircraft during Phase II receiver certification testing out of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. A Boeing/U.S. Air Force team completed receiver certification with F-16, KC-135, C-17, A-10, KC-46, B-52, F/A-18 and F-15E aircraft. (Boeing photograph)

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA – Digital Edition, December 7, 2018

Aerotech News Digital Edition - December 7, 2018
Aerotech News Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Some exciting milestones and great “people pieces” are ready for you, in this week’s edition of Aerotech News and Review. Click on the link below for a digital copy of the Dec. 5, 2018 issue. Here are some highlights:

  • KC-46 tanker completes Phase II receiver certification testing: page 1
  • Dec. 3rd SpaceX launch sets reusability, payload records: page 3
  • Bob Gilliland named first “Champions of Flight Award” Recipient at March Field Air Museum: page 8
  • Melville, Rutan among honorees inducted into Calif. Aviation Hall of Fame: page 10
  • High Desert Hangar Stories – The “Battle of Los Angeles”: page 12
  • Holiday Gift and Greeting Guide: Center section

All this and much more, in this week’s Aerotech News! Pick up a copy of the paper at our usual distribution points throughout the Antelope Valley, and “Like” our Facebook page for daily news updates and access to our website, story and photo archives. It’s our privilege to serve you – have a great week! #aerotechnews #eafbnews

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Headlines – December 12, 2018

News Family, friends remember Marines killed in KC-130J crash off Japan coast – The five missing Marines who were aboard the KC-130J tanker plane that collided midair with an F/A-18 fighter off the coast of Japan last week ranged from young corporals early in their service to a veteran pilot, who was the executive officer...

News Briefs – December 12, 2018

Kosovo: Prime minister says new army will serve world peace The prime minister of Kosovo says the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor to creating world peace. Kosovo’s lawmaker’s are set to vote Dec, 14 on three laws that would transform the national security force into a regular army....
Army photograph

SM-3 Block IIA successfully intercepts IRBM target during operational test

The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy Sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii, successfully conducted Flight Test Integrated-03. This was an operat...