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NASA remembers American legend John Glenn

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn: “Today, the first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator John Glenn, passed away. We mourn this tremendous loss for our nation and the world. As one of NASA’s original Mercury 7 astronauts, Glenn’s riveting…

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Boeing begins final assembly on first 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing teammates in North Charleston, S.C., started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking yet another on-time milestone for the development program.

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Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately.

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Boeing WGS-8 satellite nearly doubles bandwidth for military users

Boeing’s eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite will provide nearly twice as much communications bandwidth as previous WGS satellites due to an upgraded digital payload.

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.


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GA-ASI’s type-certifiable Predator B takes flight

Posted  November 30, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Nov. 28 that its Type-Certifiable Predator ® B (TCPB) variant completed its first flight test at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, Calif., on Nov. 17.

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Army explores 3-D printing’s future applications for Soldiers, force

Posted  November 30, 2016

A Soldier heads back to camp, grabs a power bar and unloads his gear. The power bar, which was "printed" minutes earlier, contains all the nutrients his body currently needs, according to sensors that are embedded in his uniform.

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Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway

Posted  November 30, 2016

When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force. This is why a team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been working for the past year on the Air Force Research Laboratory’s C-17 Drag Reduction Program.

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Trade body says Boeing was offered illegal tax breaks in U.S.

Posted  November 30, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. plane maker Boeing received major illegal tax breaks from Washington state, a world trade body ruled Monday, adding that the federal government should now take action to end that support within months. The Chicago-based company and the European Union, which backs Boeing’s key European rival Airbus, both claimed the ruling by…

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U.S. Navy releases logo for 75th anniversary of World War II

Posted  November 30, 2016

The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) released a logo to kick off its commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Navy's experiences in World War II, officials announced Nov. 29.

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