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Closing the curtain on NAVAIR’s desert depot

Posted April 17, 2015 by

An MV-22 gets ready for takeoff following repair at NAVAIR’s Forward Deployed Combat Repair facility in Afghanistan. The FDCR mission ended in June 2014, and was primarily led by NAVAIR reservists with artisans from Fleet Readiness Centers. With the reduction in the nation’s military footprint overseas, just a handful of reservists from NAVAIR recently ended…

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Providing weapons engineering for U.S. Navy submarines

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The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a three-year contract to provide engineering and other services to modernize weapon launch platforms on U.S. and allied submarines. The initial award from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center is valued at $3.4 million, with the total value of the three-year contract estimated at $13.8 million. BAE Systems experts…

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Raytheon’s newest JSOW variant enters operational testing

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Raytheon and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the final free flight in the integrated testing phase for the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1. During the development test, JSOW C-1 demonstrated its effectiveness against moving maritime targets, a crucial capability against current and future surface warfare threats. The weapon is on track to start operational testing this…

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News Briefs April 15, 2015

Posted April 15, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force grounds T-6A Texan II training aircraft The U.S. Air Force has grounded all its T-6A Texan II training aircraft because of a potential malfunction in the oil line of the aircraft’s engine. The grounding, first reported April 14 by the Enid News & Eagle, includes Vance Air Force Base in Okla.; Columbus…

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Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace delivers telescope deployable tower assembly

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Northrop Grumman photograph The Deployable Tower Assembly (DTA) for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was delivered to Northrop Grumman’s Space Park facilities in Redondo Beach, California for integration and testing. The DTA interfaces and supports the spacecraft and the telescope structures. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman reached another major milestone for NASA’s James Webb…

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NASA selects American small business, research institution projects for further development

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NASA has selected 149 research and technology proposals from American small businesses and research institutions that will enable NASA’s future missions into the solar system and beyond while benefiting America’s technology-driven economy right here on Earth. The selected proposals now will enter into negotiations for contract awards as part of Phase II of the agency’s…

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft nears historic encounter with Pluto

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is three months from returning to humanity the first-ever close up images and scientific observations of distant Pluto and its system of large and small moons. “Scientific literature is filled with papers on the characteristics of Pluto and its moons from ground based and Earth orbiting space observations, but we’ve never…

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Antelope Valley Ninety-Nines celebrate 25th Anniversary

Posted April 15, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Pilots Joanne Mc Carty and J.J. Shapiro (center) pose with card counters Phil Moores, Noelle Palmer, Erin Hambrick and Yuchuek Hsia during the annual Ninety-Nines Poker Run at William J. Fox Airfield. Shapiro won the highest hand of the day. She earned her license while battling cancer and has only…

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Air Force announces KC-46A candidate bases

Posted April 15, 2015 by

Courtesy photograph The KC-46A Pegasus development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft #1 Dec. 28, 2014. Air Force officials announced April 14 that Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; Seymour-Johnson AFB, N.C.; Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.; and Grissom ARB, Ind. are candidate bases for the first Air Force Reserve-led KC-46A…

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Boeing-built CH-147F maintenance training center opens in Canada

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In 2013 and 2014, The Royal Canadian Air Force took delivery of 15 new Boeing-built CH-147F Chinook helicopters, among the most capable and advanced variants of the legendary Chinook family. Now, the RCAF and Boeing have unveiled an equally advanced training facility for those helicopters in Petawawa, Ontario. The Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopters Maintenance Training Center…

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