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Pilots begin flights in new F-35 Lightning II simulator in preparation for trials on carrier

A world-leading flight engineering simulator created by BAE Systems is ready to be “flown” by F-35 Lightning II pilots for the first time as they prepare for flight trials on the United Kingdom’s new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier next year.

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Boeing expands pilot training network

Boeing announced March 26, 2017, it has officially launched its global network of Boeing Training Providers to support its Pilot Development Program.

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NASA unveils new searchable video, audio, imagery library for public

NASA officially has launched a new resource to help the public search and download out-of-this-world images, videos and audio files by keyword and metadata searches from NASA.gov.

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SBIR project results in robotic technology for F-22 intake coating restoration process

Robotic technology developed through the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program will soon make the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets more efficient for aircraft maintenance personnel during depot maintenance at Hill AFB, Utah.

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‘Third arm’ may lessen Soldier’s burden, increase lethality

Future ground troops may one day have a "third arm" device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks.


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Business

Lockheed Martin to deliver world record-setting 60kW Laser to U.S. Army

Posted  March 20, 2017

Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army.  In testing earlier this month, the Lockheed Martin laser produced a single beam of 58 kW, representing a world record for a laser of this type. The Lockheed Martin team met all contractual deliverables…

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While Trump talks tough, U.S. quietly cutting nuclear force

Posted  March 20, 2017

The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. The reductions are nearing completion despite President Donald Trump’s argument that the treaty gives Moscow an unfair advantage in nuclear firepower. The reduction to 400…

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Veterans

Vets 4 Veterans introduces veterans to art

Posted  March 20, 2017

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Artist Steve Ponting and Ramon Ramirez teach art classes for Vets 4 Veterans during a 10-week series. Even those who never thought they were interested in art said that thinking about colors, shapes and the fellowship, is a great way to soothe the mind. More than an art classes, artists…

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Defense

Army demonstrates integration of laser weapon on combat vehicle

Posted  March 20, 2017

Army photograph MEHEL is a laser testbed on a Stryker armored fighting vehicle chassis and serves as a platform for research and development. MEHEL 2.0 is an improved version of the original MEHEL with a laser upgraded from 2kW to 5kW. U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command team members are laser…

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Daughter visits crash site 59 years after father’s death

Posted  March 20, 2017

On Jan. 28, 1958, 33-year-old test pilot Tom Kilgariff was killed when his Douglas A-3D Skywarrior caught fire, broke apart and crashed in a field just west of Barstow, Calif.

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