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Defense

F-35 on time to deliver global security, Air Force official said

Posted September 19, 2014 by MSgt. Angelita ColÛn-Francia

Air Force photograph by SrA. Timothy Young An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron, takes flight July 18, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Work leading up the completion of the multinational F-35 program is largely on track, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office executive officer said in remarks…

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Business

U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics $16 million for F/A-18 mission computers

Posted September 19, 2014 by

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $16.2 million contract by the U.S. Navy to produce Type-3 Advanced Mission Computers for the F/A-18 E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft. Since 2002 General Dynamics has produced, tested and delivered the F/A-18 AMC, which serves as the nerve center of the…

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Space

Lockheed Martin-built CLIO satellite successfully launched

Posted September 19, 2014 by

The U.S. government’s CLIO satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Lift-off occurred at 6:10 p.m., MDT, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. Initial contact with the satellite was confirmed at 9:08 p.m., MDT. The CLIO system is based on innovative…

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F-16 collision-avoidance system could save lives

Posted September 19, 2014 by Maj. Leroy Doby Wright-Patterson

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Christopher Ruano The Air Force Research Laboratory Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System will automatically take over an aircraft’s flight controls if a crash is imminent. The technology is a significant advance in safety systems. This fall the Air Force will begin fielding the M6.2+ F-16 Operational Flight Program with a…

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Business

Boeing, DLA partnership will improve war fighter logistics support

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Boeing has received a $293 million performance-based contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to provide aircraft parts and support that will enable DLA to provide essential logistics support to warfighters more quickly and effectively. Boeing proposed a holistic partnership and transformational approach that fundamentally changes the way DLA and Boeing do business,î said Julie Praiss,…

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Space

ULA launches 60th Mission from Cape Canaveral

Posted September 19, 2014 by

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the CLIO mission for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company launched at 8:10†p.m., EDT, Sept. 16 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. “It is an honor to work with Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and all of our mission partners to launch this…

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Business

Northrop Grumman appoints vice president

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has announced the appointment of Tarik Reyes as vice president, business development for its integrated air and missile defense division in its Information Systems sector, effective immediately. In this new role, Reyes will have executive responsibility for global business development for the IAMD portfolio. He will lead customer engagement and tactical strategy discussions…

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Events

Palmdale Aerospace Academy prepares bots for battle

Posted September 19, 2014 by

The award-winning Gryffingear Robotics Team of The Palmdale Aerospace Academy will be battling for a winning title in competition later this month. Representing Palmdale at the Southern California Regional Robotics Forum’s annual off-season FIRSTÆ Robotics Competition, The Academy’s “Basilisk” and “Golden Snitch” will each be competing both days among 34 other teams, giving the Griffins…

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AF to change instructions for oaths

Posted September 19, 2014 by

The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words So help me God from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion from the Department…

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Business

Boeing, Avolon finalize order for 787 Dreamliners, 737 MAXs

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Boeing and leasing company Avolon have finalized an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners and five additional 737 MAX 9s, valued at more than $2.1 billion at list prices. Avolon announced a commitment to purchase the airplanes during the 2014 Farnborough Airshow in July. This marks Avolon’s first order for the super-efficient 787 Dreamliner and will…

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