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Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft ready for demonstration flights

Boeing photograph The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. Flights for prospective…

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F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative

"The workshare initiative is an example of how Arnold Engineering Development Complex consistently improves the test experience," said Dan Blaettler, program manager of U.S. Air Force Engine Component Improvement.

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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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96th Test Group brings ‘R2-D2′ to life

Courtesy photograph A Rear Cockpit Pallet is mounted in the back of a T-38 Talon Jan. 13, 2015 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The project to build the RCP began from a need to design a platform that could serve to perform high dynamic testing of new GPS technology inside the 56 year-old T-38…

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ATK completes installation of world’s largest solid rocket motor for ground test

NASA and ATK have completed installing the first Space Launch System booster qualification motor, QM-1, in a specialized test stand in Utah.


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U.S. remains committed to F-35 program

Posted  March 29, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta March 27 reaffirmed the Defense Department’s commitment to the F-35 joint strike fighter program and to ensuring it remains within the defense strategy’s budget. The secretary spoke at a news conference following a meeting with Mexican and Canadian defense leaders in Ottawa, Canada. “As part of the defense strategy that…

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Boeing to build 8th C-17 Globemaster III for United Kingdom

Posted  March 29, 2012

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing announced March 28 that the UK Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement for the acquisition of one C-17 Globemaster III, bringing the Royal Air Force fleet of the world’s most advanced airlifters to a total of eight. Boeing is scheduled to deliver the eighth C-17 later this year. “The…

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To Infinity and Beyond: Buzz Lightyear’s journey to the Smithsonian

Posted  March 29, 2012

The Disney space ranger Buzz Lightyear action figure that flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-128 space shuttle mission in 2009 will soon be enshrined at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Army Tropic Regions Test Center puts MRAP through its paces

Posted  March 29, 2012

During the worst years of the Iraqi insurgency, the mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle was developed to protect American soldiers from the destructive power of roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices. U.S. Army…

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NASA flight tests New ADS-B device on Ikhana UAS

Posted  March 29, 2012

NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., flew its Ikhana MQ-9 unmanned aircraft with an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, or ADS-B, device, for the first time March 15. It was the first time an unmanned aircraft as large as Ikhana ““ with a 66-foot wingspan, a takeoff…

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Senior leaders discuss future of Air Force Reserve

Posted  March 29, 2012

Senior leaders from Air Force Reserve Command assembled in National Harbor, Md., March 26-27 during the 2012 Senior Leader Conference to discuss the future of the command. The theme of this year’s conference was “Full Operational Capability: Full Spectrum Combat Capability with Unparalleled…

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Raytheon’s new-production Patriot launches PAC-3 Missile in successful flight test

Posted  March 30, 2012

Raytheon’s modernized Patriot Air and Missile Defense System successfully fired two PAC-3 missiles to engage a tactical ballistic missile at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. This is the first time PAC-3 missiles have been fired from a new-production Patriot system. “The demonstrated flawless performance of the modernized Patriot system means our customers can deliver the…

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STEM program fosters interest in science, technology, engineering, and math

Posted  March 30, 2012

AZUSA, Calif. – Northrop Grumman’s Azusa campus recently hosted the Lego® STEM Project competition, to introduce students to the practical application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The competition involved more…

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KC-46 program may experience delays

Posted  March 30, 2012

Only one year into its development, the Air Force’s KC-46 program may experience delays and technical challenges as they try to incorporate three advanced military technologies into the commercial Boeing 767 airliner, which is the basis for the new KC-46 refueling air tanker. The Government Accountability Office, an investigative arm of Congress, recently stated in…

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Antelope Valley man just as busy in retirement as he was during active duty

Posted  March 30, 2012

After spending more than 30 years of living on the edge while test flying America’s multi-million dollar military fighter jets and expending the flight envelope of each airplane he tested, Lancaster, Calif., resident John Fergione, now retired, says…

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