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Air Force to replace aviator locator beacons

Posted February 7, 2014 by SSgt. David Salanitri

The Air Force will replace thousands of unreliable aircraft personnel locator beacons across the fleet, a service official said Jan. 16. Locator beacons are an automated method used to locate an aviator should he or she eject or egress in peacetime flights, said Col. Aaron Clark, the Global Power Programs Directoratedeputy director for Air Force…

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HAECO completes acquisition of TIMCO Aviation Services

Posted February 7, 2014 by

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited announced Feb. 6 that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc., creating one of the world’s leading providers of aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul services and aircraft interiors products and services. “This is a truly exciting day for HAECO and TIMCO as our companies embark…

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Remotely piloted aircraft flies first long-duration test using repurposed satellite

Posted February 7, 2014 by Russ Mayes

Using a repurposed commercial satellite, Air Force crews flew MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., during multiple missions in November and December. A test team with the 53rd Test Management Group, Detachment 4 and led by Lt. Dan Broyles successfully demonstrated inclined orbit satellite capability for MQ-1 and MQ-9 to…

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Register now for Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition

Posted February 7, 2014 by

The Air Force Association’s 2014 Air Warfare Symposium is just two weeks away! The 2014 Symposium will take place Feb. 19 to 21, 2014, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Themed “Preserving the Airpower Advantage,” this year’s Symposium examines current challenges facing the Air Force, the aerospace industry, and national security in…

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Lockheed Martin, AeroVironment pursue joint opportunities in UAS markets

Posted February 7, 2014 by

AeroVironment, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Feb. 7 announced an agreement to jointly pursue opportunities in unmanned aircraft system development. At Lockheed Martin, we look forward to partnering with AeroVironment to potentially develop integrated solutions for the unmanned systems market, said Paul Lemmo, Lockheed Martin senior vice president, corporate strategy and business development. Using our expertise…

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Welsh thanks Edwards Airmen, talks keys to AF success

Posted February 7, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks to Team Edwards about current issues and future challenges involving the service Jan. 30 in the base theater. Almost a thousand Airmen, government civilians and contractors filled the base theater to hear Air Force Chief of Staff Gen….

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News Briefs February 7, 2014

Posted February 7, 2014 by

Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest pending Israeli draft Israeli police say thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews are blocking highways across the country to protest plans to enlist them in the military. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the simultaneous demonstrations Feb. 6 have caused large traffic jams. He says the demonstrators are clashing with police, who are dispersing them…

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Boeing delivers first Peace Eagle aircraft to Turkish armed forces

Posted February 10, 2014 by

Boeing is helping Turkey improve its self-defense capabilities with the recent delivery of the first Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft. The Turkish Armed Forces now has advanced airborne surveillance and battle management capabilities, and can simultaneously track airborne and maritime targets, with the first of four AEW&C aircraft it has received from…

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NAVAIR charts a new course in virtual worlds

Posted February 10, 2014 by

Courtesy Photo NAVAIR Leadership Development Program participants meet in a 3-D virtual world to chat about current leadership topics. NAVAIR uses virtual world technology in a variety of ways to increase collaboration and learning. Imagine engineers, program managers, shipyards, Sailors and Marines designing aircraft, analyzing parts, creating new tactics, training and models all together in…

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Raytheon’s Excalibur Ib demonstrates production maturity and effectiveness in milestone test event

Posted February 10, 2014 by

The U.S. Army and Raytheon successfully fired 30 GPS-guided Excalibur Ib projectiles during an extensive First Article Test series at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. This test series validated performance and reliability of the Excalibur Ib production configuration, and moves the program toward full-rate production. “Excalibur gives the warfighter a pinpoint precision tool to eliminate enemy…

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