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Kunsan AB hosts Exercise Max Thunder 14-2

Air Force photograph by SrA. Divine Cox A South Korean air force F-15 Strike Eagle lands Nov. 17, 2014, during Max Thunder 14-2 at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy personnel and aircraft are training alongside South Korean air forces in the semi-annual, bilateral training event, which is…

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Lockheed Martin opens Surface Navy Innovation Center

Lockheed Martin has opened the Surface Navy Innovation Center in Moorestown, N.J., to support the development of new technologies for the U.S. Navy. The SNIC is a research, development and demonstration facility that brings together industry, government and academia to design the next generation of capabilities the surface fleet needs to combat evolving threats around…

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Raytheon successfully demonstrates integrated electronic warfare capabilities

Raytheon, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electronic attack system during flight tests at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in October.

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K-MAX Helicopter, Indago Quad Rotor demonstrate firefighting capability

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=53cBlCfLpZg A team of Lockheed Martin and Kaman unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated its ability to aid in firefighting operations. During the demonstration, the Indago quad rotor effectively identified hot spots, and provided data to an operator who directed the unmanned K-MAX helicopter to autonomously extinguish the flames. In one hour, the unmanned K-MAX helicopter lifted…

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Arc-heated facilities at AEDC offer unique test capabilities for hypersonic programs

Air Force photograph This photo shows the arc heater H3 being test fired prior to the installation of a model injection system. The AEDC High Temperature Materials Characterization and Evaluation is unique in capability and is supporting test and evaluation for current and future hypersonic programs. Testing materials, such as those for thermal protection systems,…


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Navy, Lockheed Martin deliver third MUOS secure comm satellite

Posted  November 7, 2014

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin have delivered the third Mobile User Objective System spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for a January 2015 liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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Landing zone cameras mean major improvement in C-17 training

Posted  November 7, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz8ZU8fSSjw&feature=player_embedded&list=UUJeD5tPnibv8jLjsdtDvQUQ A C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft pilot calculates measurements to figure out the best way to approach a small landing strip in the middle of a hostile environment in Afghanistan. The landing strip is unpaved and has no lights or painted lines to guide the pilot onto the runway. Instead, it is simply a…

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NASA tests revolutionary shape changing aircraft flap for first time

Posted  November 7, 2014

NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that can change shape in flight.

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Boeing, Air Canada announce order for two additional 777-300ERs

Posted  November 7, 2014

Boeing and Air Canada announced an order Nov. 6 for two additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order, previously listed as unidentified on Boeingís Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $660 million at list prices. Air Canada currently operates 23 777s, including 17 777-300ERs and six 777-200LRs (Long Range). ìThe 777-300ER continues to provide…

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Headlines November 5, 2014

Posted  November 5, 2014

Business: Sequester could kill shipyards, says CNO Greenert – Navy readiness won’t fully recover from the second-order effects of the 2013 sequester for another year, the Chief of Naval Operations said this morning – and if the Budget Control Act cuts (known as sequestration) return in full force for fiscal year 2016, the nation might lose…

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News Briefs November 5, 2014

Posted  November 5, 2014

China develops laser system against drones Chinese engineers have successfully tested a laser weapon that can shoot down low-flying, slow-moving drones, state media reported Nov. 4. The Low Altitude Sentinel system can detect a small aircraft within a 2-kilometer (1.2-mile) radius and shoot it down within five seconds, the newspaper China Daily said, citing a…

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Museum moving one brick at a time.

Posted  November 5, 2014

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Everyone can become a part of the legendary history of Edwards Air Force Base by purchasing a personalized $100 brick from the Air Force Flight Test Historical Foundation. The money raised is to help relocate the museum outside of the West Gate on Rosamond Blvd., so once again the general…

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Tom McMurtry honored with FAA Master Pilot Award

Posted  November 5, 2014

Retired NASA Armstrong research pilot Thomas C. McMurtry was honored by the Federal Aviation Administration Oct. 25 with the presentation of the agency's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award during a ceremony before family, friends and associates at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif.

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50 years of aerostructures research, technology highlighted

Posted  November 5, 2014

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich NASA Armstrong Flight Loads Laboratory chief test engineer Larry Hudson (at left) displays the hot structures loads testing of the carbon-silicon-carbide ruddervator conducted in the lab to Aerostructures Branch Chief Randy Thompson and to Don Lange and Chuck Harris of the Air Force Test Center. Hot structures loads testing was…

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NASA Armstrong celebrates 50th anniversary of LLRV first flight

Posted  November 5, 2014

Before the Apollo astronauts landed on the moon, they first had to practice on Earth.

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