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Navy to hold Sundown ceremony for Sea Hawk helicopter

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Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Pacific is scheduled to host a Sundown Ceremony for the SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, Calif., May 11 at 3:30 p.m.

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First sea trials completed for MAGIC CARPET

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Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division engineers and test pilots successfully completed the first at-sea testing of the newly-developed F/A-18 flight control software on USS George H. W. Bush April 20.

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XCOR Aerospace announces strakes bonded to Lynx Mark I spacecraft

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XCOR Aerospace, Inc. announced today that it has bonded the XCOR Lynx Mark I strakes to the Lynx spacecraft fuselage. Lynx Mark I is currently being assembled at XCOR's Hangar 61 in Mojave, Calif.

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NASA selects advanced space technology concepts for further study

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NASA has selected 15 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, a program that aims to turn science fiction into science fact through the development of pioneering technologies.

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Academy wins DARPA challenge

Posted May 8, 2015 by Amy Gillentine

The U.S. Air Force Academy won the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Innovation Challenge for the second year in a row, Academy officials said May 6. Lt. Col. Tim Jung, an Academy aeronautical engineering professor, led a team of 10 cadets who won the challenge with their design of a micro air vehicle that can…

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Honorary commanders learn how to ‘build a test pilot’

Posted May 8, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The 2015 honorary commanders and their guests joined their respective Edwards AFB commanders for their first tour of the base May 1.

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Boeing marks first international sale of P-8A training system

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Boeing will provide the Royal Australian Air Force with a complete training system for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft under a contract that also includes the sale of four P-8A training systems for the U.S. Navy. This combined domestic and foreign military sale further strengthens the growing partnership between the U.S. Navy and the…

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Sensors Directorate co-sponsors autonomous aerial vehicle competition

Posted May 8, 2015 by John Scaggs

Members from the University of Toledo, Ohio, team make adjustments to their multirotor aircraft prior to the autonomous aerial vehicle competition. The Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate hosted the event April 28-29 at the Dayton Convention Center. For the second consecutive year, the University of Toledo took first place in the competition, which featured…

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SpaceX capsule soars with dummy in first test of crew escape

Posted May 8, 2015 by Marcia Dunn

SpaceX chalked up another big test flight May 6, firing a capsule into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts. No humans were on board, just a life-size dummy, for the first-of-its-kind flight. The whole thing lasted just 1½ minutes, but represented a huge milestone in SpaceX’s effort to…

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412th SFS gives folks up-close look at gear

Posted May 8, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Senior Airman John Lopez (right) and Staff Sgt. Scott Phillip, 412th Security Force Squadron Combat Arms, talk about military grade weapons at the Base Exchange for National Police Week. Lopez is holding an M4 Carbine rifle with the optional M203 grenade launcher attachment.   The 412th Security Forces Squadron…

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