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Air Force sets weight restrictions for F-35 pilots

Posted October 17, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The F-35 Lightning II is still in the development phase, even as it’s being delivered to the field and readied for combat operations. As engineers, operators and maintainers discover issues with the aircraft, corrections and fixes are made to current and future aircraft. Concurrent testing and production of all models of the…

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AARGM moves forward with integrated test

Posted October 17, 2015 by Navy photograph

An F/A-18 E/F launches a Block I Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM)  during test firings over the Point Mugu Sea Range in August 2015.  AARGM completed the first phase of Block 1 integrated test in September after demonstrating the missile’s effectiveness against a land based air defense unit target in an operationally relevant environment. The second phase of…

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Busted: Top 10 RPA myths debunked

Posted October 17, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

Drones. The once harmless term has taken on new meaning in recent years largely due to miseducation, Hollywood dramatizations, and their growing uses in non-military settings.

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NATO program develops tactical leaders

Posted October 15, 2015 by Capt. Sybil Taunton

Fighter pilots from seven allied countries, including the U.S., U.K., Spain, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, and Italy completed the NATO Tactical Leadership Program in Albacete, Spain, Oct. 9.

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C-5M scoops up in-flight data for NASA

Posted October 15, 2015 by SrA. Charles Rivezzo

Lockheed Martin and base officials recently recorded in-flight noise and vibration data onboard a C-5M Super Galaxy, ensuring the newly upgraded airframe was still compliant with NASA requirements.

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AF leaders testify before Congress on bomber structure

Posted October 7, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

Military experts in Air Force long-range strike capabilities testified Sept. 29 before a House Armed Services subcommittee on the Air Force bomber force structure.

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AEDC Blade Shop provides composite material repair

Posted October 7, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

Arnold Engineering Development Complex is of the first flight simulation testing sites to use composite materials for the rotor blades and spacers in its larger wind tunnels, and the Complex established an onsite facility to maintain these parts.

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Army engineers demonstrate anti-drone technology

Posted October 7, 2015 by Edward Lopez

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (Oct. 5, 2015) — Army engineers, who are seeking to adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could threaten Soldiers, successfully shot down two aircraft as part of their final technology demonstration. Although the research project began with the objective to counter rockets, artillery and mortars, the project scope was expanded…

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F-35C boards Ike for developmental testing

Posted October 7, 2015 by PO2 Hillary Browning

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) accomplished its first arrested landing of an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, Oct. 2.

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Army asks manufacturers for their ideas on replacement Apache engines

Posted September 30, 2015 by

Last week, the Army asked industry to provide preliminary design review proposals for the Improved Turbine Engine Program, or ITEP, which will eventually replace the existing General Electric T700-GE-701C/D engines that now power AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft.

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