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Contract Briefs August 26, 2015

Posted August 26, 2015 by

Bell Helicopter Textron Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $581,113,421 modification to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition contractfor the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y, 19 Lot 12 AH-1Z, one Lot 13 UH-1Y and 21 auxiliary fuel kits for the Marine Corps and government of Pakistan.The aircraft…

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News Briefs August 24, 2015

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Ceremony held for construction of USS John F. Kennedy Construction has started on the Navy’s next aircraft carrier. A keel-laying ceremony was held Aug. 22 at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., for the USS John F. Kennedy. It’s the second carrier to be named after the 35th U.S. president. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe…

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A more efficient alternative being used to maintain AEDC turbine engine test operations

Posted August 24, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

Courtesy photograph EcoSafe32 hydraulic fluid is being used to flush and fill the process air valve hydraulic systems at the ASTF C-Plant. This is what the inside of the valve looked like after one of the recent flushing and filtration operations. A conversion to using EcoSafe Hydraulic Fluid has improved operations for the Aeropropulsion Systems…

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China rehearses for massive military parade

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Fighter jets flew low over Beijing Aug. 23 as thousands of soldiers from China, Russia and other countries rehearsed for a military parade next month commemorating the end of World War II. The Sept. 3 parade will showcase the People’s Liberation Army’s rapidly growing capabilities at a time when Beijing is asserting territorial claims in…

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Marines, Coast Guard demo small UAS capabilities

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Navy photograph A member of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command launches an RQ-20A Puma unmanned aircraft Aug. 12 during an exercise near Camp Lejeune, N.C. The U.S. Coast Guard and MARSOC joined forces to demonstrate the ability to launch and recover the Puma, RQ-12A Wasp IV, and InstantEye vertical takeoff and landing UAS from…

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Soldier missing from Vietnam War accounted for

Posted August 24, 2015 by

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Aug. 21 that the remains of a serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be buried with full military honors. Army Maj. Dale W. Richardson of Mount Sterling, Ill., will be buried Aug. 29, in Mountain View, Ark. Richardson was assigned to 2nd…

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Newport News Shipbuilding celebrates USS John F. Kennedy keel-laying

Posted August 24, 2015 by

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Aug. 22 celebrated the keel laying of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the ship’s namesake, the 35th President of the United States, is the ship’s sponsor. She declared the…

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News Briefs August 21, 2015

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Sailor dies after rescue attempt miles off California Officials say that a crew member who fell ill aboard a ship 900 miles off the California coast died after spurring a California Air National Guard team from the Bay Area to conduct a daring rescue. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the California Air National Guard crew…

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2,500 solid rocket motors tested at AEDC

Posted August 21, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend James Brooks, ATA rocket test manager, pictured, starts the final countdown for the 2,500th solid rocket motor test and last test he will be a part of at J-6 before retiring from AEDC. With the recent Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile test at the J-6 Large Rocket Motor Test…

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Rolls-Royce continues testing latest Trent engine at AEDC

Posted August 21, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodriend Performance testing on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN engine was recently completed in the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF) C-2 engine test cell at AEDC. Pictured is Eric Brumley, ATA outside machinist, inspecting the engine prior to the test. The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology) engine was…

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