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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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Headlines October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

News: Army chief talks new deployments; ‘grave’ readiness concern - Soldiers will soon see new deployments and rotations to hot spots around the world, even as the Army slashes its active-duty force to fit a tightening budget.   Business: U.S. State Department opens door to maritime defense weapon sales to Vietnam - The United States will allow…

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News Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

Six implicated in National Guard bribery scheme Six people were implicated Oct. 1 in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said. The Department of Justice unveiled the charges the individuals face in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Court documents show…

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Sikorsky unveils S-97 Raider™ helicopter

Posted  October 3, 2014

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., Oct. 2 unveiled the first of two S-97 Raider™ helicopter prototypes, signaling the start of activities in the program’s test flight phase and a major step toward demonstrating the new – and first – armed reconnaissance rotorcraft featuring X2™ Technology designed for military missions. “Today, Sikorsky unveiled…

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65th AGRS inactivated

Posted  October 3, 2014

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler Lt. Col. Gregory Wintill, former commander of the 65th Aggressor Squadron, cases the 65th AGRS flag at the Flanker Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept 26, 2014. The 65th AGRS has helped to train thousands of service members by acting in the aggressor role…

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Boeing delivers first new-build MH-47G special ops Chinook

Posted  October 3, 2014

Boeing completed initial flight and delivery of the first, new-build MH-47G configured Chinook helicopter to the U.S.Army Special Operations Aviation Command Sept. 29, 2014 ñ a full month ahead of schedule. It is an honor to be trusted to design, produce and deliver this advanced capability for the Army Special Operations customer, said Steve Parker,…

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Cyber: The new Red Flag battleground

Posted  October 3, 2014

Air Force photograph by SrA. Brett Clashman The Red Flag 14-1 cyber protection team works on defense procedures inside the Combined Air and Space Operations Center-Nellis during the exercise Feb. 5, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The CPT’s primary goal is to find and thwart potential space, cyberspace and missile threats against U.S….

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Green Flag gains new dimensions

Posted  October 3, 2014

The final rendition of Green Flag-West for fiscal year 2014, brought in many firsts. Green Flag 14-10 took place Sept. 12 to 26.

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First DOD general officer completes F-35 qualification training

Posted  October 3, 2014

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U. S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, has a laugh with Airman 1st Class John Patterson, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, after completing his final qualifying flight in the F-35A Lightning II Sept. 26, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Silveria became the first…

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NASA helicopter test a smashing success

Posted  October 3, 2014

The successful crash test of a former Marine helicopter could help lead to safer civilian and military helicopters, according to NASA aeronautics researchers.

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Pratt & Whitney increases capacity by signing long-term supplier agreements

Posted  October 3, 2014

At its semi-annual Partner and Supplier Forum, Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company, announced it has signed an additional $6 billion in long-term agreements since May. In total, Pratt & Whitney has signed more than 135 agreements with a projected spend of $16 billion to support the company’s expected production increase. The agreements,…

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