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F-15E takes first flight with new radar system

Posted July 18, 2014 by Trace Giles

Air Force photograph by Jamie Hunter/Air Force graphic by TSgt. Samuel Morse The first 389th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle received a Radar Modernization Program upgrade at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho in June. The new radar system is designed to retain functionality of the old legacy radar system while providing expanded mission employment…

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45th Space Wing launches ORBCOMM satellites

Posted July 18, 2014 by

Photograph courtesy of Alan Walters The 45th Space Wing supported Space Exploration Technologies’ successfully launches a Falcon 9 rocket carrying six second-generation ORBCOMM communications satellites July 14, 2014, from Space Launch Complex 40, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 45th Space Wing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., supported Space Exploration Technologiesí…

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Navy says farewell to the C-9 Skytrain II aircraft

Posted July 18, 2014 by

Ending its 41-year commitment to a workhorse aircraft, the U.S. Navy retired the last C-9B Skytrain II June 28 to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group based in Tucson, Ariz. As of January, the Navy had four C-9B aircraft remaining in its inventory ó one was retired in February and two were…

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Air Force to highlight S&T priorities at industry event

Posted July 16, 2014 by Derek Kaufman

Air Force photograph by A1C Michael S. Dorus A B-2 Spirit flies over Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. First flight of the B-2 took place July 17, 1989. Air Force Research Laboratory investment in technologies like integrated avionics, radar and low-observables maintainability helped field the B-2. Creating tomorrow’s Air Force is a delicate balance. It…

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DOD official discusses F-35 at Farnborough Air Show

Posted July 14, 2014 by Jim Garamone

Safety is the first consideration in whether the F-35 Thunderbolt II joint strike fighter appears at the Farnborough Air Show in England this week, a senior Defense Department official said July 14. The F-35 fleet was grounded July 3 pending an investigation of an engine fire that occurred June 23 on the runway of Eglin…

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Sikorsky begins delivery of S-76Dô aircraft for executive transport

Posted July 14, 2014 by

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced July 14 that it has begun delivering S-76Dô aircraft equipped for Executive Transport services. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. “The S-76 aircraft line has a long legacy of reliability, safety and service, and we…

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Air Force announces changes to headquarters organization

Posted July 14, 2014 by

Air Force leaders announced changes to headquarters staff manning and organization July 14. The Air Force will create efficiencies by deactivating and realigning organizations at Headquarters Air Force, major commands, numbered Air Forces and field operating agencies, resulting in savings of $1.6 billion across the Air Force in the next five years. “I will work…

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Hagel talks with F-35 pilots, maintainers at Eglin AFB

Posted July 11, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after touring the 33rd Fighter Wing and the F-35 Lightning II integrated training center at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 10, 2014. During his visit, he met with Eglin service members for 45 minutes to praise their work in the…

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Army tests putting NERO electronic warfare jammer on UAVs

Posted July 11, 2014 by Adrienne Moudy

Army photograph by Doug McDaniel View of the NERO jamming payload attached to a Gray Eagle. NERO stands for Networked Electronic Warfare Remotely Operated. Last month within the mountainous terrain of The Great Salt Lake Desert at Dugway Proving Ground Utah, the U.S. Army conducted flight testing of an unmanned airborne electronic attack capability known…

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USAFE-AFAFRICA releases investigation results on HH-60 accident

Posted July 9, 2014 by Capt. Sybil Taunton

U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa officials released the results of the investigation into the Jan. 7 crash of an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter near Cley next the Sea, United Kingdom, resulting in the death of the four crew members on board. At the conclusion of the investigation, Brig. Gen. Jon Norman,…

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