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NAVAIR partners with industry on 3-D printing, develop a roadmap for the future

Posted August 11, 2014 by

Navy photograph A plastic part, printed from a 3-D printer at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., is used as a fit check to install an MH-60R instrumentation operatorís seat onto an MH-60S aircraft. The part, which will be replaced by a machined part, is one example of NAVAIR’s use of additive manufacturing. Naval Air…

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DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Posted September 15, 2014 by Justin Oakes

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

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Navy LCAC C4N suite completes critical design review

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Navy successfully completed the Critical Design Review for a new Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Navigation suite for landing craft, air cushion, Naval Sea Systems Command announced Oct. 2. The LCAC C4N suite, also known as the command module electronics package, is the user interface the crew uses to operate…

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Marines, Brits turn over Helmand bases to Afghan forces

Posted October 27, 2014 by Marine Corps 1st Lt. Skye Martin

U.S. Marines and service members from the United Kingdom left Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan’s Helmand province Oct. 27, turning their facilities over to the Afghan security forces.

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Salina, Kansas, recalls anniversary of shuttered base

Posted November 24, 2014 by

It has been 50 years this month since the announcement that Schilling Air Force Base was closing rattled Salina residents. The Salina Journal, which carried news of the closure in its Nov. 19, 1964, editions, reported that the economic disaster then spared no part of the community – real estate, retail, civic involvement, church attendance,…

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Hanscom working to provide 5th, 4th gen aircraft common tactical picture

Posted December 19, 2014 by Patty Welsh

Air Force photograph by SrA. Maeson L. Elleman A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle taxis for takeoff on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2014. The Space, Aerial and Nuclear Networks Division at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is working to ensure connectivity between 4th generation aircraft, such as the F-15 here, and 5th generation…

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From research to railgun: Revolutionary weapon at Future Force EXPO

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Kristopher Kirsop One of the two electromagnetic railgun prototypes on display aboard the joint high speed vessel USS Millinocket (JHSV 3) in port at Naval Base San Diego. The railguns are being displayed in San Diego as part of the Electromagnetic Launch Symposium, which brought together representatives from the U.S. and…

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AEDC tunnel back online after $33 million upgrade

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Courtesy Photo The image above is a three-dimensional cutaway view of the Captive Trajectory System recently installed in AEDCís 4-foot Transonic wind tunnel. The new CTS, used for weapons integration testing, has improved performance capacities over the original system. It is designed to carry higher loads and achieve higher angles with more accurate positioning capacities…

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Army engineers define future aviation fleet

Posted March 6, 2015 by Dan Lafontaine Aberdeen

The U.S. Army science and technology community is charting the future of military vertical lift aviation that will enable warfighters to accomplish missions not possible today.

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First production QF-16 arrives at Tyndall

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Courtesy photograph Maintainers begin post-flight checks on the first Lot 1 production model QF-16 after it arrived at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., March 11. The aircraft is the first of 13 deliveries to the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, a geographically separated unit of the 53rd Wing, headquartered at Eglin Air Force Base. The QF-16…

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