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U.S. Navy, Italian Air Force test aerial refueling capability

Posted September 12, 2016 by

Navy photograph The Italian Air Force’s KC-767A refuels a U.S. Navy F/A-18 E/F during a test in early September at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. This was one of several tests planned to authorize KC-767A refueling of U.S. Navy fighter aircraft in an operational environment. Testing for the U.S. Navy’s fighter aircraft to receive…

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50-year old Minuteman motor passes static fire test

Posted December 19, 2016 by Alicia Garges

As part of its mission of storing and maintaining decommissioned solid Intercontinental Ballistic Missile stages, the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Rocket System Launch Program, located at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., routinely conducts robust aging surveillance efforts including conducting static fire tests.

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AEDC is ‘a key testing resource’ for GE Aviation

Posted January 4, 2017 by Deidre Ortiz

Altitude performance and operability testing of the General Electric Passport 20 engine, used in the Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 business jets, was recently completed in an engine test cell at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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Navy Secretary names expeditionary sea base ship

Posted January 18, 2016 by

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the Navy's newest Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, T-ESB 4, will be named USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams during a ceremony in Charleston, W.Va., Jan. 14.

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Future VR training will blend global partners, air, armor, ground forces

Posted November 16, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

The Army is now working to tie together all of its simulations for combined-arms training to allow for the eventual inclusion of both joint and multi-national partners.

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NRL researchers recruit luminescent nanoparticles to image brain function

Posted November 18, 2015 by Daniel Parry

Research biologists, chemists and theoreticians at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, are on pace to develop the next generation of functional materials that could enable the mapping of the complex neural connections in the brain. The ultimate goal is to better understand how the billions of neurons in the brain communicate with one another during…

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AEDC engineers test the Towed Airborne Plume Simulator

Posted March 27, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Jacqueline Cowan   Air Force photograph by Jacqueline Cowan   Air Force photograph by Jacqueline Cowan AEDC engineers test the Towed Airborne Plume Simulator (TAPS), a missile simulator that can be towed 500 to 1000 meters behind an aircraft to test early warning sensors on military aircraft and allow for either…

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Navy announces enlisted rating modernization plan

Posted October 3, 2016 by

Following the completion of its review earlier this year, the Navy announced Sept. 29, it will modernize all rating titles for Sailors with the establishment of a new classification system that will move towards occupational specialty codes similar to how the other services categorize skill sets. “In modernizing our enlisted rating system we are not…

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TU-2S accident investigation report released

Posted April 21, 2017 by

A TU-2S crashed Sept. 20, 2016 near Sutter, Calif., during a training mission after the aircraft entered an unintentional secondary stall and the two pilots ejected, according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released April 19. During the ejection sequence, the instructor pilot, Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie, was killed, and a…

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SMC creates remote sensing data lab

Posted May 4, 2016 by

The Space and Missile Systems Center Remote Sensing Directorate is opening a new data utilization laboratory in Boulder, Colo. The lab will provide an innovation environment to develop and demonstrate applications that can maximize utilization of remote sensing data to support joint warfighter operations in the field.  The lab will offer academia, industry and other…

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