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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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News Briefs June 4, 2014

Posted June 4, 2014 by

Pentagon: Russian fighter intercepted U.S. plane The Pentagon says a Russian fighter jet intercepted an American reconnaissance plane in international airspace over the Pacific in late April, prompting top officials to communicate their concerns to the Russian military. A Pentagon spokesman, Army Col. Steve Warren, said June 3 the Russian Su-27 fighter flew across the…

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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force breaks ground on new fourth building

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Air Force photograph by Don Popp From left to right: Amanda Wright Lane, great-grandniece of Orville and Wilbur Wright; Col. Cassie B. Barlow, commander of 88th Air Base Wing;† Fran Duntz, chairman of the Air Force Museum Foundation Board of Managers; Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jack Hudson, director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air…

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Trident II D5 missile reaches 150 successful test flights

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Navy photograph One of two Trident II D5 missiles tested June 2 by the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Navy’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile, built by Lockheed Martin, has achieved 150 successful test flights, setting a new reliability record for large ballistic missiles. The Navy launched two unarmed missiles June 2 in the Atlantic…

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Living History flying day

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The Planes of Fame Living History Flying Day begins at 10 a.m., June 7. The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt will be on display and will also perform a flight demonstration. The membership-sponsored raffle flight will be announced at noon. Additionally, five World War II fighter pilots will speak to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day…

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Lockheed Martin to provide U.S. Air Force with Space Fence radar to safeguard space resources

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $914 million contract to improve the way objects are tracked in space and increase our ability to prevent space-based collisions. Lockheed Martin’s Space Fence solution, an advanced ground-based radar system, will enhance the way the U.S. detects, catalogs and measures more than 200,000 orbiting objects. With…

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June 2014

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June 6 – 10th Meeting of the Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group, Boston, Mass. http://exep.jpl.nasa.gov/exopag/exopag10/ June 7 – Chinese/Soviet Technical Forum, London, United Kingdom www.bis-space.com/2013/11/27/12174/chinesesoviet-forum-2 June 8-13 – Goldschmidt 2014 Geochemistry Conference, Sacramento, Calif. http://goldschmidt.info/2014/index June 8-14 – Conference: Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array, Giardini Naxos, Italy https://indico.skatelescope.org/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=270 June 9 – Meeting: Exploration…

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Exercise Angel Thunder

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Air Force photograph by TSgt. Bradley Church SSgt. Christopher Lindsay, a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape specialist with the 412th Operations Support Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., familiarizes his self with a map during Exercise Angel Thunder, Papago Army Air Field, Phoenix, Ariz., May 8, 2014. Angel Thunder is a multilateral annual exercise that supports…

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Raytheon selected to demonstrate next generation, modular radar system

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Raytheon has been awarded a $6 million study and demonstration contract by the Office of Naval Research to further develop an Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar. Raytheon’s EASR concept leverages proven Radar Modular Assembly architecture matured on Air and Missile Defense Radar. EASR’s flexible approach meets the performance needs of different candidate ship classes for ship…

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Loads tests validate design of hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator

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NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Technicians prepare the “donut” test article for the Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator structural loads testing in NASA Armstrong’s Flight Loads Laboratory. A new donut-shaped inflatable device designed to more effectively slow down a spacecraft upon atmospheric re-entry to Earth or other planets could not only be more economical than current…

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