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DOD, Air Force leaders look to F-35 maintainers for help

Posted June 16, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

The Pentagon will continue to seek aircraft maintainer suggestions and industry partner investments to reduce operating and sustainment costs by 10 to 20 percent as F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter improvements develop, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics said June 12, in a conference call with reporters Frank Kendall and Air…

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Business

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner earns FAA, EASA certification

Posted June 16, 2014 by

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has been certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency for commercial service. Boeing is now in the final stages of preparing for the first 787-9 delivery to launch customer Air New Zealand. “Certification is the culmination of years of hard work and a rigorous flight-test…

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Space

NASA’s Orion spacecraft ready to feel heat

Posted June 6, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Daniel Casper Engineers completed installing the heat shield on NASA’s Orion spacecraft ahead of its first trip to space in December. The flight test will send an uncrewed Orion 3,600 miles into space before returning it to Earth for the splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. The heat shield will help protect the…

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News Briefs June 6, 2014

Posted June 6, 2014 by

Jet crashes into California homes but no injuries A military jet slammed into a Southern California neighborhood dense with homes and exploded in flames, but the pilot and everyone on the ground emerged unscathed, officials said. Moments after the pilot ejected to safety the afternoon of June 5, the Harrier jet went down in a…

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Business

Iraq accepts first Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft

Posted June 6, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Iraq’s ambassador to the U.S., Lukman Faily, highlights the importance of partnership between Iraq and the United States during a ceremony marking the delivery of the first Iraq F-16 Fighting Falcon at Lockheed Martinís Fort Worth, Texas, facility. Lockheed Martin delivered the first of 36 F-16 Block 52 aircraft to the Iraqi…

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Space

NASA selects minority student teams for 2014 microgravity research flights

Posted June 6, 2014 by

NASA has selected 13 undergraduate teams from minority-serving institutions across the United States to test their science experiments in microgravity conditions. The teams will travel on a Reduced Gravity Education Flight with NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project the week of July 7. Each team designs, flies and evaluates a reduced-gravity experiment that aims…

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Business

Northrop Grumman awarded contract to develop miniaturized inertial navigation system for DARPA

Posted June 6, 2014 by

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to develop a miniaturized navigation grade inertial system for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA’s Chip-Scale Combinatorial Atomic Navigator (C-SCAN) program aims to integrate micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) and atomic inertial…

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Veterans

U.S., French honor American D-Day hero

Posted June 6, 2014 by Sgt. Daniel Cole

Army photograph by Sgt. Daniel Cole Col. Trevor J. Bredenkamp, commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, speaks to attendees during a ceremony held at Amfreville, France, June 4, 2014, commemorating Lt. Col. Charles J. Timmes, the commander of the 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, during the invasion of…

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Space

2014 NASA advanced technology Phase I concepts selected for study

Posted June 6, 2014 by

NASA has selected 12 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, which aims to turn science fiction into fact through pioneering technology development. The selected proposals cover a wide range of imaginative concepts, including: a submarine to explore the methane lakes of Titan; using neutrinos to perform measurements…

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Business

Another C-130J Super Hercules heads to Little Rock AFB

Posted June 6, 2014 by Andrew McMurtrie

The 61st Airlift Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, received another Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules airlifter June 5. A Little Rock AFB crew ferried the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., facility in Marietta, Ga. The 61st, which has operated C-130s since 1956, is part of Air Mobility Command’s 19th Airlift…

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