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Warbirds descend on Edwards for upcoming 70th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight

Posted September 25, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

While Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., personnel were on the ground working on testing new aircraft and new systems, in the sky was a quartet of old aircraft about to land at the historic base.

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Stratolaunch Aircraft hits another milestone with completion of first phase of engine testing

Posted September 22, 2017 by

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation completed the first phase of engine testing for its Stratolaunch aircraft at its facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

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Defense, academia test systems for GPS denial

Posted September 15, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as reference, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.

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AFMC, AFTC commanders tour AEDC facilities at Arnold AFB

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Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander (center), and Col. Scott Cain, Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander (right of center), receive a facility briefing and tour of the AEDC J5 Rocket Motor Test Facility by AEDC staff members Aug. 22, 2017.   Air Force photograph by Rick…

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737 MAX in skies over Edwards

Posted September 15, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A Boeing 737 MAX takes off after a touch-and-go landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Boeing has been conducting flight tests with its fourth-generation, narrow-body 737 at Edwards recently. The company has also been testing its 787 Dreamliner here as well. Periodically, aviation industry companies are provided the…

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Skunk Works’ Project Hunter enables total battlespace awareness at remote Northern Edge Exercise

Posted September 13, 2017 by

PALMDALE, Calif.—In support of the U.S. Air Force’s vision for seamless integration across its aircraft, ground and space systems, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® participated in the Northern Edge military exercise to show how open systems architecture enables unprecedented battlespace awareness to reduce the data-to-decision timeline for the war fighter. Reducing the data-to-decision timeline is important…

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California Guard Heads Out to Fight Fires, Assist With Hurricane Irma

Posted September 8, 2017 by California National Guard

California National Guard photograph About 350 California National Guard soldiers train at Camp Roberts, California, led by about 50 experienced California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighters. The soldiers were divided into 12 hand crews and were led through six stations where they practiced digging trenches, chopping logs and cutting fire lines with hand…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted September 1, 2017 by Bob Alvis

When you ask people about what was going on before the X-1 ever showed up in the High Desert to keep pushing the envelope as to speed, you just get a blank stare.

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Dream Chaser undergoes captive carry test at Edwards

Posted September 1, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser underwent a captive carry test at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., Aug. 30. A Columbia Helicopters Model 234-UT Chinook helicopter carried the Dream Chaser over Edwards for about an hour.

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Vets4Veterans fundraiser coming up

Posted September 1, 2017 by

PALMDALE, Calif.–Motorcycles, hot rods, classic cars, food and music will be part of the eighth annual Vets4Veterans car show and poker run Sept. 17 at Poncitln Square. The car show will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Avenue Q-9 and Ninth Street East. Prizes and trophies will be awarded in the show, which…

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