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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey fleet tops 400,000 flight hours

Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. announced Nov. 14 the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone.

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Northrop Grumman awarded major aircraft sustainment program by Australian Defence Force

Northrop Grumman was recently awarded a through life support contract for the Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter fleet.

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F-35A Lightning II airframe completes third life testing in unique facility

A full scale durability test airframe of the F-35A aircraft has successfully completed its third life testing, equivalent to 24,000 hours of 'flying', in BAE Systems’ unique testing facility in Brough, East Yorkshire, England.

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In nation’s capital, ground officially broken for National WWI Memorial

Descendants of Soldiers and other veterans of World War I will soon be able to visit a national memorial in the nation's capital that commemorates the sacrifices of their great-grandfathers who fought in "the Great War."

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Palmdale hosts Veterans Day ceremony

A crowd of several hundred veterans and patriots turned out Nov. 11 for the Veterans Day ceremony at the AV Wall, at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale. This year’s celebration commemorated the 35 anniversary of the dedication of the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Raytheon, Saab team to develop new infantry weapons

Posted  November 10, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon and Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab will partner to develop new weapons for infantry forces. Initially, the team will upgrade the Carl-Gustaf reloadable shoulder-launched weapon system and explore opportunities to enhance Saab’s AT4 disposable weapon system to meet near-term U.S. and international requirements. The Carl-Gustaf system is used by the U.S. Army…

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Vet Briefs November 10

Posted  November 10, 2017

WWII soldier to be buried on Veterans Day in Michigan The remains of a World War II soldier from Detroit will be laid to rest on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, in northern Michigan. The Detroit Free Press reports that Army Technician Fourth Grade Pete M. Counter was 24 when he went missing in action. The…

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Headlines – November 8, 2017

Posted  November 8, 2017

News Report: Full cost of U.S. wars overseas approaching $6 trillion – Overseas combat operations since 2001 have cost the United States an estimated $4.3 trillion so far, and trillions more in veterans benefits spending in years to come, according to the latest analysis from the Costs of War project.     Business Coming in…

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News Briefs – November 8, 2017

Posted  November 8, 2017

Air Force error allows Texas church shooter to buy guns Authorities say the gunman who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was able to buy weapons because the Air Force did not report his domestic violence conviction to the federal database. Federal officials said Nov. 6 that the Air Force didn’t…

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Aviation renaissance

Posted  November 8, 2017

An aviation renaissance, one focused on energy efficiency and economic impact, is on the horizon, and it’s changing how engineers look at aircraft power and design. 

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