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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

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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

Posted May 6, 2015 by

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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Australia accepts new Boeing CH-47F Chinook aircraft

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Boeing photograph Boeing has delivered the first two of seven CH-47F Chinooks to the Australian Army at a ceremony in Queensland. The remaining aircraft will be delivered throughout 2015. At a May 5 ceremony at Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville in northern Queensland, Australia commissioned their first two Boeing CH-47F Chinook advanced configuration aircraft….

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Boeing upgrading Australian F/A-18 trainers to aid maintenance effectiveness

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Boeing will update two maintenance trainers for the Royal Australian Air Force so they better support the RAAFĂ­s F/A-18F and EA-18G aircraft. Australia is the only nation other than the United States flying F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters and EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft. While it operates the two-seat F variant of the Super Hornet,…

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Raytheon’s SM-6 moves from low-rate to full-rate production

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Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6 program has moved from low-rate to full-rate production, clearing the path for significantly increased production numbers and focus on further cost-reduction opportunities. SM-6 is a surface-to-air supersonic missile capable of successfully engaging manned and unmanned aerial vehicles and fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. It also defends against land-attack and anti-ship cruise missiles in…

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UAE unveils mission plan for first Arab space probe to Mars

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http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7520951-uae-mission-to-mars/ The blueprints and science goals for the first Arab mission to Mars have been revealed for the first time. The Emirates Mars Mission probe, named “Hope”, will create mankind’s first integrated model of the Red Planet’s atmosphere. The unmanned probe will leave Earth in 2020 on a mission designed to complement the science work…

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$2 million A.F. prize for development of a small, efficient turboshaft engine

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Registration is now open for the $2 million Air Force Prize that will be awarded to the first entrant to successfully develop a small, lightweight, fuel-efficient turbine engine. “In order to continue to move forward and to ensure that our Air Force has the best technology available, it is imperative that we collaborate with industry…

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Raytheon surveillance technologies, analytics proven aboard Navy Stiletto

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The U.S. Navy has successfully tested Raytheon’s advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies†aboard the experimental ship known as the M80 Stiletto, while the vessel was underway. The test took place during operations at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va. The combined technology was created by combining two, proven Raytheon technologies: the Persistent Surveillance System…

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