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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Military pilots in World War II had many obstacles to overcome before shipping off to war, and sometimes the obstacles were self-inflicted.

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Humbleness and preparation put Armstrong on moon

Dr. James Hansen, author of Neil Armstrong’s biography “First Man -- The Life of Neil A. Armstrong,” spoke at the Antelope Valley College Theatre as part of the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Colloquium series and discussed why Armstrong was the first man on the moon.

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Flight tests could lead to UAS integration

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System, or UAS in the NAS, project is attracting international attention as increasingly complex flight tests take place over NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.

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China Lake hosts RAAF for training, test deployment

The sea, air and land ranges at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., were abuzz with F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G “Growler” aircraft as more than 130 members of the Royal Australian Air Force conducted a large-scale, joint operational test and evaluation deployment at China Lake and Point Mugu from May 1 until June 3.

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Legion Post honors B-17 crewman of World War II service

PALMDALE, Calif.–You could say that it was a “fait accompli” that World War II veteran Elias Ramirez would get a hero’s send-off from his American Legion Post. Ramirez graduated Antelope Valley High School in 1943 and quickly enlisted in what was known in World War II as the Army Air Corps. It would be a…


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Contract Briefs

Posted  August 11, 2017

Missile Defense Agency   Jacobs Technology Inc., Tullahoma, Tenn., is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an estimated maximum value of $4,600,000,000. A fixed-price incentive task order in the amount of $4,317,327 is being issued concurrent with the contract award. The predominant contract types will be cost-plus-incentive-fee and fixed-price incentive. Under this follow-on contract, the…

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Headlines – August 9, 2017

Posted  August 10, 2017

News North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say – North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment.   U.S. sending up to 100…

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News Briefs – August 9, 2017

Posted  August 10, 2017

Wreckage of U.S. military aircraft found off Australia; 3 dead The submerged wreckage of a U.S. military aircraft was found Aug. 7, two days after it crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia and left three U.S. Marines dead, Australia’s defense minister said. An Australian navy ship arrived in Shoalwater Bay in…

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Defense

AEDC test facility resurrected for AFRL-sponsored testing of high-efficiency, diesel engine

Posted  August 10, 2017

Testing for the Graflight V-8, a high-efficiency, diesel engine designed and produced by Engineered Propulsion Systems, has brought about the reopening of the AEDC T-11 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base., Tenn.

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Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace completes PDR for Inmarsat 6’s L-band reflectors

Posted  August 10, 2017

Astro Aerospace, a Northrop Grumman business, completed a successful Preliminary Design Review of the nine meter L-band reflectors for two Airbus Inmarsat-6 series satellites.

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