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Northrop Grumman begins flight tests of MS-177 multi-spectral sensor

Posted March 1, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman has begun flight testing of the MS-177 sensor payload with a successful inaugural flight on an RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance autonomous aircraft system.

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USS Lake Champlain mural

Posted March 31, 2017 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Nathan Serpico Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Michael Vizzari, from Palmdale, California, paints a mural on the bulkhead of Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57). Lake Champlain is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted April 21, 2017 by Bob Alvis

World War I was over 100 years ago and, to many, it’s a faded memory of just another war that exists only in the history books.

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Congressional staffers get first class seating

Posted May 31, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Maj. Philip Jackson, 416th Flight Test Squadron, explains the inner workings of an F-16 Fighting Falcon cockpit to congressional staffer Megan Zavertnik May 10, 2017. Zavertnik works for U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, who represents California’s 25th Congressional District. Also visiting were staff members from Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s office, Tiffanii…

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Air Force drone crashes in remote California area

Posted June 27, 2017 by AP

BISHOP, Calif.–An Air Force drone the size of a small airliner crashed in a remote section of California near Mount Whitney. Edwards Air Force Base said in a statement that the RQ-4 Global Hawk, an unmanned surveillance aircraft, was making a routine trip June 21 afternoon from Edwards to its usual home at Beale Air…

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Flight tests could lead to UAS integration

Posted August 18, 2017 by Jay Levine

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System, or UAS in the NAS, project is attracting international attention as increasingly complex flight tests take place over NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.

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LA Fleet Week Navy photograph by PO3 Abigail Rader Mineman 1st Class Josh Garza, stationed aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Scout (MCM 8), from Lancaster, Calif., observes a gorilla at the LA Zoo during the second annual Los Angeles Fleet Week. LA Fleet Week is an opportunity for the American public to meet…

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150,000 gathered on Washington Mall in 1982

Posted November 10, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

This year’s presentation of the Antelope Valley Vietnam Memorial slated for Nov. 8-13 is themed to honor and celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original Vietnam War Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C.

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Virgin Galactic conducts 7th glide test of spacecraft

Posted January 15, 2018 by AP

Virgin Galactic says the latest glide test of its space tourism rocket plane was a success, nearly reaching the speed of sound high over California. The spaceship, named Unity, was carried aloft by its mother ship on Jan. 11 and released over the Mojave Desert. The craft was immediately put into a steep descent and…

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NASA announces QSF series to validate community response technique

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An upcoming NASA supersonic research flight series will examine methodology and technology to be used in future community response testing with the agency’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator aircraft, or LBFD.

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