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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes developmental flight test

Posted May 4, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman photograph An MQ-8C Fire Scout†conducts its†final†developmental test flight April 29 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.† Since its first flight in October 2013, the Navy’s new, larger unmanned helicopter†has†completed 327 flights and logged†over 450 hours. The system has met all of its†performance objectives that allow it to begin operational test…

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‘Sentient data’ may one day augment Soldier capability

Posted May 1, 2015 by David Vergun

"Sentient data" that can feel and perceive things might one day protect Soldiers and their networks, a leading scientist said.

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AEDC conducts space environment test for U.S. Navy

Posted May 1, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

The Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex recently completed its first Space Threat Assessment Test & Evaluation for the U.S. Navy.

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Technology project at Range G focuses on boundary layer transition testing

Posted May 1, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

Boundary layer transition tests have not occurred in the hypervelocity ballistic Range G facility at Arnold Engineering Development Complex for many years but this is changing as a result of a new technology project.

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Third armaments revolution set to unfold

Posted April 29, 2015 by David Vergun

Game-changer armament technologies come just once in a blue moon, said Michael Zoltoski, chief of the Army Research Lab's Lethality Division.

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Eglin to temporarily host Navy backup F-35C fleet

Posted April 29, 2015 by

The Air Force recently signed an Addendum to the Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Base Realignment and Closure 2014 record of decision for two temporary actions–shifting the primary runway to Runway 01/19 (RW 01/19) and allowing a temporary increase in previously limited F-35 operations for the construction-related closure of Runway 12/30, and the Department of…

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NAWCWD counts down to fully operational T-Range

Posted April 29, 2015 by

T-Range lead engineer Ty Walsh announced early March that the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division T-Range will be fully operational within the next five months.

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AFRL thruster experiment to fly on X-37B

Posted April 29, 2015 by

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Space and Missile Systems Center, and Rapid Capabilities Office are collaborating to host a Hall thruster experiment onboard the X-37B flight vehicle.

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USAF test pilot school applications due in June

Posted April 29, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The 2015 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene July 20-24 to consider candidates for July 2016 and January 2017 classes. Applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by June 5. The board will select applicants for fighter, multi-engine aircraft, helicopter and remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officer (including navigators, electronic…

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New AF maintenance technology keeps aging tankers flying

Posted April 29, 2015 by SSgt. Benjamin W. Stratton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bmJ6hf8TJmg The 92nd Maintenance Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., now uses a new technologically advanced parts fabrication machine extending the life of one of the Air Force’s oldest airframes — the KC-135 Stratotanker. “Our shop is consistently working on procuring technologically advanced machines, tools and equipment within our budget limitations,” said Tech. Sgt….

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