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Lockheed Martin delivers NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft to launch site

NASA's asteroid sampling spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, took an across-country journey of about 1,600 miles before it launches on its 509 million mile journey to the asteroid Bennu.

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Raytheon begins delivery of railgun pulse power containers

Raytheon has begun deliveries of pulse power containers in support of the U.S. Navy's Railgun program.

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Original stator replaced at AEDC Propulsion Wind Tunnel Facility

The Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility at AEDC is known for its four powerful motors and having the world's most horsepower on a horizontal shaft for its compressors.

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Boeing, Vietjet finalize Vietnam’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company and Boeing have finalized an order for 100 737 MAX 200 airplanes, the largest ever single commercial airplane purchase in Vietnam aviation.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Towns and cities always have secrets and when it comes to aviation and history, and Lancaster, Calif., is no exception.


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Defense

Total force effort trains future KC-46 pilots

Posted  May 16, 2016

A group of total force airmen has been selected to participate in the initial operational test and evaluation of the KC-46 Pegasus as the Air Force prepares for the tanker’s arrival at McDonnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Each KC-46 will be equipped to receive fuel in flight and the crews who will fly during the…

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Defense

Around the Air Force: May 13

Posted  May 16, 2016

This look around the Air Force takes us to a memorial for explosive ordnance disposal technicians at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; discusses the B-21 naming contest; and commemorates four decades of the U-2 in South Korea.

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Headlines – May 13, 2016

Posted  May 13, 2016

News Senate Defense Bill would blow up DOD acquisition chief’s job – Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain is seeking to erase the office of the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer and divide its duties between two positions, one of them a new chief technological innovator for the Defense Department.     Business ManTech to support…

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News Briefs – May 13, 2016

Posted  May 13, 2016

Putin says Russian arms industries meet production targets Russia’s arms industries have met most production goals for new weapons, but some contracts haven’t been fulfilled, President Vladimir Putin said May 12. Putin, who spoke at a meeting with military officials and defense industry leaders in Sochi, said the military last year received 96 planes, 81…

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Defense

Raptors complete successful European deployment

Posted  May 13, 2016

Twelve F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron and about 220 Airmen from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., completed on May 8 a month-long deployment to Royal Air Force Lakenheath.

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