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Space Fence System display unveiled at Heritage Center

Posted May 26, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Van De Ha A small-scale representational model of the Space Fence System was donated by Lockheed Martin to the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Heritage Center. The display will be maintained by the SMC History Office to inspire and educate students in the surrounding South Bay beach cities and local school…

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Flight simulation test facility expanding test envelope and reaching more test customers

Posted June 24, 2017 by Deidre Ortiz

The Arnold Engineering Development Complex 16-foot transonic wind tunnel, or 16T, at the Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., is expanding its test envelope by achieving conditions previously not reached in the facility, and as a result, will be able to support more test customers. This expansion, known as notch operations…

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Carter unveils next wave of Force of the Future initiatives

Posted June 10, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

DOD photograph by PO1 Tim D. Godbee Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces new “Force of the Future” initiatives at the Pentagon, June 9, 2016. Defense Secretary Ash Carter June 9 announced the next steps in his Force of the Future initiative to modernize the rules and regulations that govern how the Defense Department recruits, develops…

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US Army awards Raytheon $31.8 million contract for continued Excalibur production

Posted February 17, 2016 by

The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon a $31.8 million contract to produce and deliver 464 Excalibur Ib extended-range precision projectiles. In full-rate production since mid-2014, Excalibur Ib has revolutionized cannon artillery, making it possible to engage targets precisely at long ranges.

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US, Israeli airmen fortify airlift capabilities

Posted May 23, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew Airmen assigned to the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conduct a test of a C-130J Super Hercules engine prior to a sortie in support of exercise Juniper Falcon May 14, 2017, at Nevatim Air Force Base, Israel. Juniper Falcon 17 represented the combination…

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Eglin wing completes first flightline weapons load on F-35

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Andrea Posey The 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen prepare to load a missile-guided bomb onto an F-35A Lightning II Oct. 16 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Load crew members assembled the missile before loading it onto the F-35.   Air Force photograph by SrA. Andrea Posey Airmen from the…

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AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions

Posted January 10, 2018 by Deidre Ortiz

The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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AFRL agreement will further non-contact inspection method developments

Posted February 8, 2017 by Mindy Cooper

The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX) recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Creare LLC to continue important research to develop non-contact inspection methods for aircraft components.

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U.S. Army 3-D prints a building

Posted August 25, 2017 by Michael Jazdyk

The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, Ill., has successfully three-dimensionally printed a 512 square-foot concrete structure.

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Predator accident investigation report released

Posted November 22, 2017 by

A mechanical failure of the left tail clamp and/or tail clamp bolts caused an MQ-1B Predator to crash Nov. 8, 2015 in the U.S. Central Command Area of responsibility, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released Nov. 21. The MQ-1B was assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force…

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