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Army to launch cruise missile-detecting aerostat at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Sometime early next week, the Army expects to launch the first of two tethered aerostats from a ground base at White Marsh, Md., just north of Baltimore.

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AF delivers Iraqi F-16s for training in US

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jordan Castelan Iraqi air force captain Hama conducts preflight inspections while inside a new to service Iraqi F-16 Fighting Falcon Dec. 17, 2014, located at the nearby Tucson International Airport, Ariz. Hama was part of the first class of Iraqi students training with the 162nd Wing to further enhance interoperability…

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Derek VanHorn Defense

Short-notice: A new way to exercise

When 1st Lt. Matt Lavigne's phone rang late Dec. 10, he knew it was time to scramble into action.

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Japan, Australia to provide F-35 maintenance sites in Pacific region

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe An F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter carrier variant prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 6, 2014. Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific…

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NASA’s Kepler reborn, makes first exoplanet find of new mission

Image courtesy of NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle The artistic concept shows NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft operating in a new mission profile called K2. Using publicly available data, astronomers have confirmed K2’s first exoplanet discovery proving Kepler can still find planets. NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback with the discovery of the first exoplanet found using…


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News Briefs December 1, 2014

Posted  December 1, 2014

Army lieutenant wants murder conviction overturned A lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division serving a 20-year prison sentence for the killings of two people in Afghanistan is asking for clemency from his commander. The Fayetteville [N.C.] Observer reports a lawyer for 1st Lt. Clint Lorance says the officer was just trying to zealously protect his…

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Air Force identifies nickel-free material for F-35 aircraft systems

Posted  December 1, 2014

Nickel-based materials are used in several components of todayís fighter aircraft; however, working with these materials can be dangerous for installers and requires special handling procedures. Through a Small Business Innovation Research contract with the Air Force, Triton Systems, Inc., located in Massachusetts, developed a nickel-free material technology that is positioned for transition to several…

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Boeing, Ryanair finalize order for 100 737 MAX 200s

Posted  December 1, 2014

Boeing and Ryanair have finalized an order for 100 737 MAX 200s, valued at $11 billion at current list prices.

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New combat rescue helicopter HH-60W to perform personnel recovery mission

Posted  December 1, 2014

The Air Force has officially designated the new combat rescue helicopter as the HH-60W. The need to acquire a new personnel recovery capability resulted in the June 2014 contract award to Sikorsky for eventual production and fielding of up to 112 aircraft with a potential value of approximately $7.9 billion. “The formal designation of HH-60W…

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Boeing to continue providing ICBM guidance systems to U.S. Air Force

Posted  December 1, 2014

Boeing will continue to repair and supply the guidance systems of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile to the U.S. Air Force through September 2015, keeping the weapon system adequately stocked with spare missile guidance sets and on constant alert. Under a $46.8 million contract, Boeing will serve as sole provider of maintenance and sustainment…

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AF funds thermal management research

Posted  December 1, 2014

Courtesy photograph Dr. Sayangdev Naha, ADA Technologies’ principal investigator, tests the thermal resistance of thermal grease in an ASTM D5470 Thermal Interface Material tester. Managing heat that is generated by electronic subsystems in next-generation aircraft is a vexing challenge for aerospace system designers. In the interest of meeting this challenge, the Air Force recently provided…

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Lockheed Martin joins Israel’s CyberSpark initiative

Posted  December 1, 2014

Lockheed Martin will join EMC, Jerusalem Venture Partners and BGN Technologies as partner in the CyberSpark Industry Initiative, a non-profit organization established to enhance government-private sector collaboration in Israel and the wider international technology community through its cyber center, based at the Advanced Technologies Park, Beer-Sheva. The CyberSpark Industry Initiative serves as a coordinating body for…

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Fort Sill Soldiers, Singaporean armed forces train together

Posted  December 1, 2014

Throughout the past two weeks, Fort Sill has been alive with the sounds of helicopters and artillery as battalions from the 214th Fires Brigade and 75th Field Artillery Brigade hosted the Singapore armed forces, during Operation Daring Warrior.

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Aviation refines doctrine to meet emerging threats

Posted  December 1, 2014

In a climate of ever-changing operational environments and emerging threats, Army Aviation must transform to meet the demands required to defeat the enemy. It all begins with doctrine. The Army’s Doctrine 2015 initiative aims to restructure and develop doctrine that is current and relevant, according to Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe Jr., Doctrine Division chief at…

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CTF-75 receives new Riverine command boats

Posted  December 1, 2014

Sailors assigned to Commander, Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific (CTF-75), Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 aided in off-loading two Riverine Command Boats from USNS Soderman and transported to Naval Base Guam, Nov. 24.

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