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NASA announces QSF series to validate community response technique

An upcoming NASA supersonic research flight series will examine methodology and technology to be used in future community response testing with the agency’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator aircraft, or LBFD.

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First-of-kind P-8A ground test saves $11.2 million, reduces schedule

Seeking to improve “Speed to Fleet,” a team from across the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division test and evaluation community created, developed and successfully completed capabilities-based testing and evaluation in a Live, Virtual and Constructive environment for P-8A Poseidon mission systems.

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Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition

Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.. April 17, 2018.

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Marines complete first F/A-18, APKWS operational flights

The Marine Corps’ F/A-18 squadrons recently flew with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, a highly accurate 2.75 rocket that provides air-to-ground weapon support.

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Army looks to modernize safety doctrine

Sweeping changes to Army Safety doctrine, training, and ease of accident reporting are the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center's top priorities, explained Brig. Gen David J. Francis as he addressed safety professionals from around the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command recently.


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Space

Bound for Mars: Countdown to first interplanetary launch from California

Posted  April 9, 2018

In the early morning hours of May 5, millions of Californians will have an opportunity to witness a sight they have never seen before--the historic first interplanetary launch from America’s West Coast.

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Predator-series aircraft pass five million flight hour mark

Posted  April 9, 2018

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced April 9 that its Predator®-series family of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, encompassing Predator, Predator B, Gray Eagle and Avenger® lines, has achieved a historic industry milestone: five million flight hours. The milestone was achieved on April 4, with 360,311 total missions completed and more than 90 percent of all missions…

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Veterans

At recovery sites, memories of lost loved ones keep troops focused on grave mission

Posted  April 9, 2018

Army photograph by Sean Kimmons Sgt. Matthew Haase, right, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Trusty help line up a grid at a recovery site March 17, 2018, in Quang Ngai province, Vietnam, where an American pilot crashed during the Vietnam War. Members of a recovery team assigned to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency lived…

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Headlines – April 6, 2018

Posted  April 6, 2018

News Trump wants troops out of Syria, but his generals may resist – The White House is pushing for a “rapid end” to the mission in Syria, but the Pentagon’s leadership may be a big hurdle to a full withdrawal of American troops, experts on the region say.   New details on Trump’s troop deployments…

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News Briefs – April 6, 2018

Posted  April 6, 2018

Navy adds $57 million to pay for repair of damaged destroyer The U.S. Navy is adding another $57 million to what it’s paying a Mississippi shipyard to repair a destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors. The additional contract for repairing the USS Fitzgerald was awarded April 3 to Ingalls Shipbuilding of…

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