Posts Tagged ‘featured’
 

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Space & Technology

NASA selects instrument team to build next-gen planet hunter

Posted March 30, 2016 by

NASA has selected a team to build a new, cutting-edge instrument that will detect planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets, by measuring the miniscule “wobbling” of stars.

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Business

Dassault’s Falcon 8X enters final stages of flight test, certification campaign

Posted March 30, 2016 by

Dassault Aviation's new flagship, the Falcon 8X, is entering the final stages of its flight test and certification program as work proceeds to prepare the ultra-long range trijet for initial delivery.

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Defense

AEDC arc heater undergoing significant upgrades in support of advanced hypersonic systems

Posted March 30, 2016 by Deidre Ortiz

In light of current and future Department of Defense testing needs for long-range strike and hypersonic vehicle materials development, a facility upgrade for the H2 arc heater at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex has been funded.

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Business

Hybrid Enterprises receives first letter of intent to buy Lockheed Martin airships

Posted March 30, 2016 by

Straightline Aviation signed a letter of intent to purchase up to 12 Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airships with a potential value of approximately $480 million.

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Defense

Army fires Stinger missile from new launch platform

Posted March 28, 2016 by

The U.S. Army successfully fired a Stinger missile from its newest launch platform, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 23. 

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Defense

Missile system would greatly increase defense capability in South Korea

Posted March 28, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea.

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Defense

Putting the Pegasus through its paces

Posted March 28, 2016 by Bo Joyner

As the Air Force gets ready for the arrival of its newest aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft, a diverse group of airmen is working hard to make sure the KC-46A Pegasus is ready to meet the service’s needs. Lt. Col. John Mikal is one of them.

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Veterans

Tuskegee Airmen gather for 75th anniversary, induct CSAF as honorary member

Posted March 28, 2016 by TSgt. Patrick Brown

Original members of the Tuskegee Airmen, their families and supporters gathered in downtown Montgomery, Ala., March 22 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen Experience.

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Defense

Reaper continues legacy of RPA firsts at WSEP

Posted March 28, 2016 by 1st Lt. Amanda Farr

The MQ-9 Reaper demonstrated a wide range of weapons capability firsts during the air-to-ground Weapon System Evaluation Program here from March 14 - 17.

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Defense

Carl Vinson unveils new carrier air traffic control simulator

Posted March 25, 2016 by PO3 Matthew Carlyle

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) unveiled a new air traffic control simulator, the first of its kind installed in a Navy aircraft carrier, in the ship's carrier air traffic control center, March 22.

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