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AEDC completes longest engine test in its history

Posted November 24, 2014 by Deidre Ortiz

For the first time, an accelerated mission test was accomplished for the F101-GE-102 engine in the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility altitude cell C-1 at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. The $21 million test program was the longest single entry of a jet engine in AEDC’s history. The engine ran more than…

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Final flight of the A-7

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Photograph courtesy of the Hellenic Air Force The last U.S. Navy A-7 Corsair aircraft retired from service in Greece Oct. 17, after 39 years of flying with the Hellenic Air Force ñ the final operator of the aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Commandís Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program Office supported the Foreign Military Sale and…

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Lockheed awarded $68M contract for F-22 work at Hill AFB

Posted January 12, 2015 by Mitch Shaw

The Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $67.8 million contract to help finish a year's worth of maintenance and repair work for the F-22 Raptor at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

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Budget request balances today’s needs against tomorrow’s threats

Posted February 2, 2015 by Jim Garamone

The president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request of $534 billion protects America today, while positioning the U.S. military to face the threats of tomorrow, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer Mike McCord said. McCord spoke about the budget request in advance in a Jan. 29 interview at the Pentagon. He emphasized that…

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C-27 program cut explained, budget aligned with strategy

Posted April 3, 2012 by by TSgt. Jess Harvey

The Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and programs discussed the reasoning behind the C-27J Spartan program cut from the fiscal 2013 budget request during the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast seminar March 27. “It’s not because it isn’t a good aircraft, and it’s not because it wasn’t a good idea $487…

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F-35 team hits weapons testing mark

Posted April 23, 2012 by

After ejecting a 500-pound bomb from F-35B test aircraft BF-3, the test team took a collective breath, and watched as it hurtled toward the concrete deck. Coming to rest in the foam covering the pit floor, the March 29 “pit drop” marked the end of two weeks of testing nine different weapons combinations…

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$54.7 million awarded to universities for research equipment

Posted May 9, 2012 by

The Defense Department announced plans May 8 to award $54.7 million to academic institutions to support the purchase of state-of-the-art research equipment. The 190 awards to 100 academic institutions are being made under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program that augments current university capabilities or develops new university capabilities to perform cutting-edge defense research. “The…

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NATO declares missile defense system operational

Posted May 21, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

During its first session at the 25th NATO Summit in Chicago May 20, the alliance’s senior governing body declared operational the missile defense system it endorsed at its November 2010 summit in Lisbon, Portugal, NATO’s secretary general said. During a news conference following the North Atlantic Council session, Anders Fogh Rasmussen characterized the accomplishment as…

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Handhelds connect soldiers at Army network exercise

Posted June 6, 2012 by by Claire Heininger Schwerin

As he maneuvered his squad across the desert, securing objectives in villages along the way, SSgt. Jesus Vasquez tracked his squad’s movements not with a note pad or map, but with an Army-issued handheld device.

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F-22 oxygen problem worse than thought

Posted June 18, 2012 by by Larry O'Dell

Two members of Congress said June 14 that new information provided by the Air Force shows an oxygen-deficit problem on F-22 fighter jets is worse than previously disclosed.

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