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AEDC wind tunnel modernization benefits from ‘in-house’ fabrication capabilities

Posted June 5, 2015 by Raquel March

The four-foot transonic (4T) wind tunnel in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility is benefitting from modern, state-of-the-art instrumentation partly due to the manufacturing capabilities of the Model Shop personnel at the Complex.

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U.S., India sign 10-year defense framework agreement

Posted June 5, 2015 by Jim Garamone

In India, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar signed a 10-year defense framework agreement June 3, highlighting the growth of defense cooperation between the two countries. Carter is on a 10-day trip focused on the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region. The agreement signed in India yesterday is an outgrowth of…

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Australia, US. alliance on display

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More than 33,000 U.S. and Australian personnel will participate in the biennial military training exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 in Australia July 4-19. Talisman Sabre, jointly sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defence Force Headquarters Joint Operations Command, will incorporate U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force and the Royal Australian Navy, Australian…

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NAWCWD completes most complex weapons survivability tests to date

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Navy photograph At 100,000 frames per second, this high-speed still captures the Live Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E) missile en route to the KC-46 tanker at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Divisionís Weapons Survivability Laboratory on April 7. The LFT&E missile is the first of its kind. The KC-46 program office requested the warhead…

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AF releases rocket propulsion system prototypes request for proposal

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The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., released a formal solicitation June 2, seeking proposals for shared public-private investments in rocket propulsion system prototypes. This solicitation is part of a comprehensive Air Force plan to transition off the Russian supplied RD-180 propulsion system used on the Atlas V rocket…

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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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