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DOD announces installation realignment in Europe

Posted May 18, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Department officials announced May 15 that the department will fully return the U.S. Army-Europe site in Stuttgart, Germany, to the host nation in 2015. The Stuttgart Administrative Facility has been identified for return to the host nation as excess to the needs of the U.S. military in Europe, the officials said. The site is…

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U.S. judge tosses investor lawsuit against Spirit AeroSystems

Posted May 18, 2015 by Roxana Hegeman

A federal judge May 14 threw out a class-action lawsuit brought by investors against aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems alleging that the company and four of its officers made misleading statements that artificially inflated its stock price. The shareholder lawsuit was filed after an October 2012 announcement that the Wichita, Kansas,-based company had recorded $590…

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News Briefs May 11, 2015

Posted May 11, 2015 by

Philippines, Japan to hold naval drill in South China Sea The Philippine navy chief says a naval drill that Japan and the Philippines will hold in the South China Sea May 12 should not be a cause for concern for China, which is embroiled in territorial disputes with the two countries. Vice Adm. Jesus Millan…

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C-17 fleet celebrates 3M flying hours

Posted May 11, 2015 by A1C Clayton Cupit

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jared Trimarchi A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing and the 315th Airlift Wing is sprayed with water May 5, 2015, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., during an event celebrating the C-17 surpassing the 3 millionth flying hour. Aircrew members from Charleston flew the plane from Robins…

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Military plane crashes in Spain, killing four crew members

Posted May 11, 2015 by Harold Heckle

A military transport plane crashed near Seville airport in southwestern Spain May 9, killing four crew members and injuring two seriously, officials said. The crash of the Airbus A400M, that was undergoing flight trials at the airport, raised questions about the security of the new, propeller-driven transport aircraft. Airbus said in a statement that four…

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Thailand, Romania select Lockheed Martin’s SniperÆ pod for F-16 fleets

Posted May 11, 2015 by

The Romanian Air Force and Royal Thai Air Force recently selected Lockheed Martin’s Sniper†Advanced Targeting Pod for their F-16 fleets, becoming the 18th and 19th international customers to receive this advanced sensor capability. Lockheed Martin will integrate and field Sniper ATPs on existing RoAF and RTAF aircraft and provide initial sustainment support. Pod deliveries began…

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Another major defense company interested in N.D. drone park

Posted May 11, 2015 by Dave Kolpack

FARGO, N.D. — The nation’s first unmanned aircraft business park currently under construction in North Dakota has a second major defense contractor interested in setting up shop. Linden P. Blue, the CEO of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., plans to visit in July to look into Grand Sky, a 1.2 million-square-foot park located on Grand…

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Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge test last flight

Posted May 11, 2015 by

A team of researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA and FlexSys Inc., accomplished a long sought goal in aviation research April 22, with the last flight of the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge Flight Research program. A radically new morphing wing technology called FlexFoil exceeded all expectations in flight testing. The ACTE program completed…

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Development completed on advanced ground station for AF national security space program

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Lockheed Martin has crossed the threshold from development to testing on the next-generation ground system, called Increment 2, for the Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System after successfully integrating significant software and hardware to the station. Once operational, Increment 2 will increase SBIRS’ overall ability to manage complex, emerging threats while reducing Air Force operations…

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News Briefs May 6, 2015

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NATO to briefly move command headquarters A top NATO commander says the alliance will briefly move an allied joint force command headquarters to Romania as NATO continues to hone its ability to react to Russia’s moves in Ukraine and other security challenges. U.S Navy Adm. Mark E. Ferguson III, commander of the Allied Joint Force…

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