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Final Tyndall QF-4 takes off

Posted June 1, 2015 by SrA. Alex Echols

The 82nd Aerial Target Squadron, a subordinate unit of the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., flew its final QF-4 Phantom mission May 27 marking the end of almost 20 years at Tyndall.

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Marines partner with U.K. allies in F-35 operational test

Posted June 1, 2015 by Maj. Paul Greenberg

As the first operational test of the F-35B Lightning II took place aboard the USS Wasp last week, service members from the United Kingdom are working alongside their U.S. Navy and Marine Corps counterparts to assess the integration of the F-35B into amphibious military operations.

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Kendall cites progress on F-35 performance, schedule, cost

Posted June 1, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

Air Force photograph by SrA. Thomas Spangler A Luke Air Force Base F-35A Lightning II stands by to take off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 15, 2015. The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is making progress on performance, schedule and cost, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics,…

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Long-range missile testing conducted in AEDC transonic wind tunnel

Posted June 1, 2015 by Deidre Otriz

Store separation testing of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet was recently conducted in the 16-foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) at Arnold Engineering Development Complex. The LRASM is a long-range subsonic cruise missile designed for better range and survivability than current anti-ship weaponry. It is carried with the wings and…

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F-16 test pilots hit the ‘road’ to help train USAFE pilots

Posted May 29, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

Two F-16 test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron recently returned from a "roadshow" to Europe where they provided High Angle of Attack academics to U.S. Air Forces in Europe pilots.

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Its reign in the fleet over, naval Sea King helicopter now rests at Pax Museum

Posted May 29, 2015 by

Navy photograph At more than 54 feet in length with a 62-foot rotor diameter, the mighty SH-3A Sea King helicopter sits in its final spot at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Designed as an anti-submarine warfare helicopter, the aircraft holds a number of aviation firsts, including the first twin-turbine helicopter and the first all-weather…

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ONR testing high-speed planing hulls

Posted May 29, 2015 by Katherine H. Crawford

Earlier this month, scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research performed experiments to better understand the motions, forces and pressures generated by waves on boats with high-speed planing hulls.

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Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security space missions

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Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

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Army’s mid-tier radio advances battlefield network

Posted May 27, 2015 by Argie Sarantinos Perrin

With vehicles that are equipped with a new high-bandwidth networking radio, soldiers can move across the battlefield, rapidly exchanging mission-critical voice messages, images and video with their commanders.

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Human-robot teams compete June 5 at DARPA finals

Posted May 27, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

In eight days, 25 human-robot teams will compete on the rubble-strewn field of a mock disaster, the robots driving cars, using tools and communicating with their human partners over degraded communication links, just like in a real disaster.

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