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Northern Edge 2015 fills the skies

Posted June 19, 2015 by SSgt. William Banton

Approximately 200 military aircraft filled the skies above Alaska June 15, signifying the start of the joint training exercise, Northern Edge 2015.

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Navy awards Raytheon multi-year contract for AN/APY-10 radars for P-8A Poseidons

Posted June 19, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a multi-year contract valued at $153 million to produce 53 maritime, littoral and overland surveillance radars for its fleet of Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The AN/APY-10 delivers accurate and actionable information in all weather, day and night, for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, and for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions….

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Spirit delivers third SDTA fuselage to Sikorsky

Posted June 19, 2015 by

Spirit Aerosystems photograph The composite-skinned fuselage will enable prime contractor Sikorsky to begin assembling the third of four SDTA aircraft to further solidify the final production configuration of the CH-53K aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps.   Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. announced June 19 it has successfully delivered to Sikorsky the third fuselage section for the…

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Boeing opens state-of-the-art research center in Alabama

Posted June 19, 2015 by

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–Boeing has officially opened its new research and technology center in Alabama. The facility will serve as the company’s hub for collaborative technology development with academic institutions and research partners in analytics and simulation in the Southeast United States. Local government leaders and Boeing Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering, Operations…

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Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

Posted June 19, 2015 by Carlotta Maneice

The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, vehicles with laser technology.

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Airbus edges Boeing in orders race at Paris air show

Posted June 19, 2015 by Greg Keller and Jamey Keaten

Europe’s Airbus glided past Boeing to take top overall honors in their annual competition to sell commercial jets at the Paris Air Show. The U.S. plane maker, however, inked more deals for wide-body planes. As the final tally came down June 18, the two archrivals together booked more than $107 billion in orders and commitments…

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US airpower on display in Paris

Posted June 19, 2015 by TSgt. Ryan Crane

U.S. Defense Department representatives and aircraft were on hand at the 51st International Paris Air Show, the largest aerospace event in the world, at Le Bourget Airport, France, June 15-21.

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Space

All systems go for NASA’s mission to Jupiter moon Europa

Posted June 19, 2015 by

Beyond Earth, Jupiter’s moon Europa is considered one of the most promising places in the solar system to search for signs of present-day life, and a new NASA mission to explore this potential is moving forward from concept review to development. NASA’s mission concept — to conduct a detailed survey of Europa and investigate its…

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Business

Northrop Grumman delivers 500th fourth generation LITENING

Posted June 19, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman recently delivered the 500th fourth generation AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING targeting pod to the United States military, marking an important milestone as forces worldwide continue to transition their LITENING pods to the current configuration. LITENING G4 and SE have become the 4th generation targeting and ISR pod of choice for the world’s air forces. With…

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Veterans

VA expands disability benefits for AF personnel exposed to contaminated aircraft

Posted June 19, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs June 18 published a new regulation that expands eligibility for some benefits for a select group of Air Force veterans and Air Force Reserve personnel who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange through regular and repeated contact with contaminated C-123 aircraft that had been used in Vietnam as part…

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