The first of five C-130J Super Hercules airlifters designated for delivery to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., in 2013 was ferried to the base Aug. 20 from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga. This aircraft is the first new C-130J for Little Rock AFB since 2009. Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward, director of the…
Navy photograph The Navy accepted the final C-130T Hercules aircraft updated with digital cockpit modifications from BAE Systems this August. This final delivery culminates the overhaul of 19 C-130T aircraft, which transitioned from obsolete analog gauges into the digital age. Each aircraft is now equipped with a Garmin GNS 480 GPS, an Electronic Flight Bag,…
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is dominated visually by the tennis-court sized sunshield, which separates the observatory into a warm sun-facing side and a cold anti-sun side.
Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced Sept. 30 an order for five additional Next-Generation 737-900ERs (Extended Range).
Aerospace legends were honored when the Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted its annual Gathering of Eagles Oct. 12 at the University of the Antelope Valley Grand Ballroom in Lancaster, Calif
Technologies are being developed and tested that enable soldiers to focus more on mission and less on logistics and resupply, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.
XCOR Aerospace and United Launch Alliance announced a significant milestone Nov. 19, the first successful hot fire of the subscale 2500 lbf thrust XR-5H25 engine in the XCOR® and ULA liquid hydrogen engine development program.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. The first Boeing Inmarsat-5 satellite has launched and sent signals from orbit, the initial step to establishing Global Xpress, the worlds first globally available high-speed mobile broadband service for government and commercial users. This launch is noteworthy for two reasons: It is the first in the Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 series of four high-power…
Lighter than its bulky predecessor, the Navy's redesigned Aircrew Endurance Survival Vest recently attained initial operational capability, a key milestone in the development of the life-saving equipment, the service announced Dec. 18.
The fifth Lockheed Martin Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for the U.S. Navy is entering its first system test faster than the previous build, now that integration is complete.