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Latest Raytheon AESA radar soars in flight test

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A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter/attack jets, including: extended detection ranges simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities production of high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mapping industry leading reliability “We put our latest AESA radar capability to the test…

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Report: Agent Orange planes hold risk years after Vietnam

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The health of some U.S. Air Force reservists could have been put at risk from the residue left in planes that sprayed Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, the Institute of Medicine reported Jan. 9. There’s not much data about the level of contamination, but limited testing years later make it plausible that some reservists…

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Navy’s first network-enabled weapon completes developmental test

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Navy photograph A Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 in flight off the coast of California in 2011. A JSOW C-1, similar to the one pictured, completed it last free-flight test as part of integrated test and evaluation in January 2015. The Navy completed integrated test and evaluation of its first maritime, network-enabled weapon, the Joint…

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Boeing delivers advanced Chinook maintenance training devices to Canada

Posted January 12, 2015 by

Boeing recently delivered a maintenance training system to the Royal Canadian Air Force that will help prepare technicians to keep the RCAFĂ­s CH-147F Chinook helicopters mission ready. The Chinook Maintenance Trainer includes a complete airframe and an interactive display system that allow the technicians to gain experience addressing a number of scenarios. Boeing also delivered…

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News Briefs January 9, 2015

Posted January 9, 2015 by

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,213 As of Jan. 6, 2014, at least 2,213 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,833 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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NASA selects commercial space partners for collaborative partnerships

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NASA announced Jan. 6 the selection of four U.S. companies to collaborate with NASA through unfunded partnerships to develop new space capabilities available to the government and other customers. The partnerships build on the success of NASA’s commercial spaceflight initiatives to leverage NASA experience and expertise into new capabilities. The Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities…

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MEADS ready for transition to European follow-on programs

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The tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System program enters 2015 as a candidate for next-generation air and missile defense requirements in both Germany and Poland. MEADS is a primary candidate for the German Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem, a new generation of air and missile defense that requires a flexible architecture based on strong networking capabilities. MEADS is…

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Boeing delivered all P-8As to U.S. Navy on schedule, on cost in 2014

Posted January 9, 2015 by timchisham

Boeing last month delivered the eighth P-8A Poseidon of 2014, completing all planned deliveries to the U.S. Navy for the year on time and on cost. That airplane, the 21st overall for the program, flew from Seattle to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 8. It joined other P-8As being used to train Navy crews….

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Navy names new Virginia-class attack submarine

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Jan. 9 that SSN 795, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Hyman G. Rickover. Mabus named the submarine to honor U.S. Navy Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, the man credited for developing USS Nautilus (SSN 571), the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine. Virginia-class submarines provide the…

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Boeing delivers F-22 training center with advanced visual system

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Boeing has improved the realism of ground-based F-22 Raptor training by delivering the first simulators for that aircraft with an immersive, 360-degree visual environment. Two simulators were installed, each paired with the Constant Resolution Visual System, Boeing’s patented display that provides high-resolution imagery for pilots to train with nearly 20/20 acuity. Boeing has delivered what…

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