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Ingenuity drives Lockheed’s AEHF program to production milestone early

Lockheed Martin has successfully integrated the propulsion core and payload module for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite nearly five months ahead of schedule.

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Raytheon’s ‘Blue Marble’ imaging sensor delivered on schedule

Raytheon has delivered a second Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instrument to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Joint Polar Satellite System mission.

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AF leaders seek relief from sequestration-level funding

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testify before the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriationsí Defense Subcommittee, Feb. 27, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The two leaders met with the House members to discuss the Air…

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NASA offers space tech grants to early career university faculty

NASA photograph by Brian Tietz Tensegrity research is able to simulate multiple forms of locomotion. In this image, a prototype tensegrity robot reproduces forward crawling motion. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early-career faculty members who are beginning independent research careers. The grants will sponsor…

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USS Fort Worth conducts CUES with Chinese Navy

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) practiced the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II frigate Hengshui (FFG 572) Feb. 23 enhancing the professional maritime relationship between U.S. 7th Fleet and the PLA(N).


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Northrop Grumman to start production on Republic of Korea Global Hawks

Posted  February 4, 2015

Northrop Grumman will begin production of four RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems for the Republic of Korea’s Air Force. The systems will provide valuable wide-area intelligence gathering capabilities to military commanders so they can make more informed decisions. Under a contract awarded Dec. 16, the company will work closely with the U.S. Air Force…

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F-35 nears completion of all-weather testing

Posted  February 4, 2015

For the past four months, an F-35 Lightning II has endured extreme weather temperatures to certify the fleet to deploy to any corner of the world. 

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Tech

NASA, FAA, industry conduct initial sense-and-avoid test

Posted  February 4, 2015

NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Honeywell International Inc. have successfully demonstrated a proof-of-concept sense-and-avoid system

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Boeing to modernize B-52 with digital communications

Posted  February 4, 2015

The B-52 Stratofortress bomber was built during the Cold War, but its digital capabilities have entered the 21st century thanks to Boeing’s ongoing Combat Network Communications Technology upgrade. On Jan. 28, the U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a full rate production contract to deliver 10 CONECT kits that modernize communication systems for the B-52 bombers…

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World War II’s 1st Special Service Force honored with Congressional Gold Medal

Posted  February 4, 2015

Forty-two veterans of the original 1,800 commandos that made up the World War II U.S.-Canadian 1st Special Service Force were honored in the Capitol, Feb. 3, as recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award for distinguished achievement the U.S. Congress can bestow

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Headlines February 2, 2015

Posted  February 2, 2015

Business: Limited impact for Boeing in Air Force One win – The U.S. Air Force selected Boeing to provide the next-generation Air Force One on a sole-source selection, a move that had been widely expected but is still welcome for the aerospace company. CAE acquires expertise with Bombardier buy – CAE’s purchase of Bombardier’s military flying training…

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News Briefs February 2, 2015

Posted  February 2, 2015

State buying homes around air base to limit ‘encroachment’ Dozens of homes have been purchased by the government in an ongoing effort to remove residents from areas near Robins Air Force Base in central Georgia. The Telegraph reports that the goal is to use government money to buy houses in noisy areas near the base…

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Boeing delivers Okay Airways’ first Next-Generation 737-900ER

Posted  February 2, 2015

Boeing and Okay Airways Jan. 30 celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range).

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Budget request balances today’s needs against tomorrow’s threats

Posted  February 2, 2015

The president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request of $534 billion protects America today, while positioning the U.S. military to face the threats of tomorrow, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer Mike McCord said. McCord spoke about the budget request in advance in a Jan. 29 interview at the Pentagon. He emphasized that…

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Boeing delivers Scoot’s first 787 Dreamliner

Posted  February 2, 2015

Boeing and Scoot Pte Ltd. Feb. 2 announced the delivery of the Singapore-based airline's first 787 Dreamliner. The airplane will play a key role in the low-cost carrier's strategic plan to expand its long-haul fleet.

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