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Arc-heated facilities at AEDC offer unique test capabilities for hypersonic programs

Posted November 21, 2014 by Rick Gamble

Air Force photograph This photo shows the arc heater H3 being test fired prior to the installation of a model injection system. The AEDC High Temperature Materials Characterization and Evaluation is unique in capability and is supporting test and evaluation for current and future hypersonic programs. Testing materials, such as those for thermal protection systems,…

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C-40A Clipper delivered to U.S. Naval Reserve ahead of schedule

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Tactical Airlift Program Office and industry partner, Boeing delivered a C-40A Clipper to the U.S. Naval Reserve Nov. 21, one month ahead of schedule.

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Navy’s first network-enabled weapon completes developmental test

Posted January 12, 2015 by

Navy photograph A Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 in flight off the coast of California in 2011. A JSOW C-1, similar to the one pictured, completed it last free-flight test as part of integrated test and evaluation in January 2015. The Navy completed integrated test and evaluation of its first maritime, network-enabled weapon, the Joint…

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AFRL announces winners of student satellite competition

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Students representing 10 universities competed for the chance to send a satellite they designed and built into space.

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USS Fort Worth conducts CUES with Chinese Navy

Posted February 27, 2015 by Lt. Lauryn Dempsey

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) practiced the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II frigate Hengshui (FFG 572) Feb. 23 enhancing the professional maritime relationship between U.S. 7th Fleet and the PLA(N).

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Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

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The Navy's Tactical Tomahawk missile underwent a successful production acceptance test March 19 using functional ground test capability at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's Large Rocket Motor Test Facility in Indian Head, Md.

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Closing the curtain on NAVAIR’s desert depot

Posted April 17, 2015 by

An MV-22 gets ready for takeoff following repair at NAVAIR’s Forward Deployed Combat Repair facility in Afghanistan. The FDCR mission ended in June 2014, and was primarily led by NAVAIR reservists with artisans from Fleet Readiness Centers. With the reduction in the nation’s military footprint overseas, just a handful of reservists from NAVAIR recently ended…

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KC-46 program may experience delays

Posted March 30, 2012 by

Only one year into its development, the Air Force’s KC-46 program may experience delays and technical challenges as they try to incorporate three advanced military technologies into the commercial Boeing 767 airliner, which is the basis for the new KC-46 refueling air tanker. The Government Accountability Office, an investigative arm of Congress, recently stated in…

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AEDC sets new testing record on F-22 Raptor engine

Posted April 22, 2012 by by Philip Lornenz III

The Arnold Engineering Development Center at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., recently completed a Continuous Improvement Program Life Extension Accelerated Mission Test on an F119 engine for the F-22 Raptor in the Sea Level 2 facility. “The purpose of this particular test, a life extension Accelerated…

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Military could learn from civilian courts

Posted May 9, 2012 by by Allen G. Breed

Army SSgt. Ryan Miller knew that deserting his post was a serious crime. But, by then, he had a lot more on his mind and heart than his job. Back in 2003-2004, while Miller was deployed as a cavalry scout in Afghanistan, his father died, his mother was diagnosed with cancer, and he was facing…

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