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USS Detroit commissioned in namesake city

The crew of USS Detroit (LCS 7) brought its ship to life before a crowd of nearly 6,500 in front of the iconic General Motors building at the Port of Detroit.

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Raytheon chooses US site to manufacture Air Force jet trainer

Raytheon plans to build the T-100 Integrated Air Training System on a shovel-ready site in Mississippi.

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CH-53K King Stallion passes initial operational testing

Lockheed Martin announced Oct. 21 the CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed initial operational testing by the U.S. Marine Corps to verify the key capabilities of the heavy lift helicopter.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Sometimes the greatness of an airplane and its history can be lost because it was just an everyday work horse that just went about its job without much fanfare -- Thus the story of 17799.

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NASA conducts ‘out of sight’ drone tests in Nevada

Blazing a trail for safely integrating drones into the national airspace, a team from NASA’s Ames Research Center on Oct. 19 flew four uncrewed aircraft -- commonly called drones -- at Reno-Stead Airport in Reno, Nev.

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AAG traps first fly-in

Posted  October 17, 2016

Advanced Arresting Gear completes a first-of-its-kind recovery of an F/A-18E Super Hornet at the Runway Arrested Landing Site in Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 13.

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Northrop Grumman unveils new digital, two-axis rate sensor in miniature, low-cost package

Posted  October 17, 2016

Northrop Grumman has delivered the first production unit of its new LRS-2003 two-axis rate sensor. The first application of the LRS-2003 will be to stabilize a mast-mounted sensor suite for a ground vehicle. Derived from the successful LRS-200X family of rate sensors, the LRS-2003 is the smallest two-axis rate sensor in Northrop Grumman’s portfolio and…

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 14

Posted  October 17, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the Air Force Research Laboratory has developed a new flexible lithium-ion battery, Airmen bring humanitarian aid to Hurricane Matthew victims in Haiti and the Air Force is looking to develop new anti-icing technology

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15 years later: First Airmen in Afghanistan reflect on initial entry

Posted  October 17, 2016

On Oct. 14, 2001, the rubble of the twin towers was still smoldering and rescue crews continued working through the devastation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when special tactics set out help liberate the Afghanistan people, alongside U.S. Army Special Forces teams and Afghan Northern Alliance fighters.

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This week in flight test history: Yeager breaks sound barrier

Posted  October 14, 2016

Air Force photograph At Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on Oct. 14, 1947, on his ninth powered flightin the airplane, Capt. Charles E. Chuck Yeager piloted the Bell X-1 Glamorous   Glennis, named after his wife, to a speed of 699.4 mph at 43,000 feet (Mach 1.06), and became the first to exceed the…

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