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Red Flag night operations soar into darkness

Posted July 25, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Singapore air force aircraft maintainers walk down the flightline looking for foreign object debris before night operations begin during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag exercises involve air and ground crews from the U.S. and its allies. It gives participants the chance to hone their combat skills in…

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Business

Comprehensive MEADS network tests demonstrate unmatched plug-and-fight missile defense capabilities

Posted July 25, 2014 by

The Medium Extended Air Defense System recently completed a comprehensive system demonstration at Pratica di Mare Air Base near Rome, Italy. The two-week test demonstration included significant first-time events that were observed by several national delegations. “The outstanding result is that we have demonstrated the full range of advanced network capabilities that only MEADS can…

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Space

Hubble finds three surprisingly dry exoplanets

Posted July 25, 2014 by

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun - and have come up nearly dry.

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Business

UTC awarded Boeing C-17 Globemaster III MRO landing gear contract

Posted July 25, 2014 by

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Boeing to continue to provide landing gear system maintenance services in support of the U.S. Air Force fleet of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. Included as part of the agreement, the company will work with Hill Air Force Base personnel in Ogden, Utah, to jointly manage the…

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Business

First two Australian F-35s roll out of factory

Posted July 25, 2014 by

A ceremony was held July 24 at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, commemorating the official roll out of the first two F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Headlines July 23, 2014

Posted July 23, 2014 by

News: Israel’s Iron Dome defense in line for tripled U.S. spending - Israel’s iron Dome missile defense system may end up getting triple the U.S. funding that the Defense Department sought for it in March. Ukraine asked U.S. for systems to counter Russian missiles - A month before the United States says a Russian missile likely brought…

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Business

Raytheon completes key Air, Missile Defense Radar reviews

Posted July 23, 2014 by

Raytheon photograph Partially-populated, full-sized Air and Missile Defense Radar array. Raytheon has completed two critical program reviews for the new Air and Missile Defense Radar, the U.S. Navy’s next generation integrated air and ballistic missile defense radar. Successful completion of the hardware Preliminary Design Review and the Integrated Baseline Review are both key milestones of…

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Business

Lockheed Martin selected for U.S. Air Force’s satellite hosted payload initiative

Posted July 23, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Hosted Payload Solutions initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads – electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions – on commercial satellites.

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Air Force photo by Ken LaRock
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Defense

First aviation mechanic display added to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Posted July 23, 2014 by Rob Bardua

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum's Early Years Gallery July 21.

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Veterans

Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

Posted July 23, 2014 by Lillian Boyd

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes yesterday, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, for his bravery in combat at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.

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