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Insitu ScanEagle to fly ViDAR payload to enhance maritime ISR

Keeping the world's international waters safe demands that decision makers have access to the best tactical information in the most challenging environments.

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Large force exercise tests software, range

For two weeks, the skies over the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of Southern California echoed with the sound of jets as Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 took over the airspace with a Large Force Exercise intended to test and validate new software configuration sets for the F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft series April 18-29.

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Mojave Fly-in displays more than planes

Planes, brains and automobiles where all part of the 5th Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in event at the Mojave Air and Space Port, where pilots and flight enthusiasts gathered from around the country to display their aircraft, break world records and learn from other builders.

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Boeing, TAAG Angola Airlines celebrate delivery of carrier’s 777-300ER

Boeing and TAAG Angola Airlines, the national airline of Angola, have celebrated the delivery of the airline's newest 777-300ER (Extended Range).

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Total force Airmen complete Icelandic Air Surveillance mission

It seems like April flew by... much like the U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft did throughout the skies of Iceland.


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Sikorsky King Stallion lifts first external load

Posted  April 27, 2016

Lockheed Martin announced April 26 the CH-53K helicopter has achieved its first external lift flight by successfully carrying a 12,000 pound external load. “Achieving our first external lift signifies another milestone for the CH-53K program,” said Mike Torok, Sikorsky’s Vice President of CH-53K Programs. “Our flight envelope expansion efforts remain on track, and we continue…

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Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

Posted  April 27, 2016

Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18.

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Boeing, Air France celebrate milestone delivery of airline’s 70th 777

Posted  April 27, 2016

Boeing and Air France marked a milestone April 26 with the delivery of the airline’s 70th 777. The French flag carrier has played a pivotal role is the success of the 777 program and was the launch customer for both the 777-300ER in 2004 and the 777 Freighter in 2009. Air France took delivery of…

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Air Force ROTC returns to Harvard

Posted  April 27, 2016

Harvard photograph by Rose Lincoln Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James tours Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., before signing an agreement officially brining the Air Force ROTC program back to the school April 22, 2016. It marked the first time the school has officially recognized the Air Force program since school officials stripped the program…

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SpaceX founding team launches Vector Space Systems to redefine space commerce

Posted  April 27, 2016

TUSCON, Ariz.–Vector Space Systems, a Micro Satellite space launch enterprise comprised of new-space industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas and Sea Launch, announced April 26 it has secured more than $1 million in angel funding at Space 2.0 in Silicon Valley. Vector Space Systems, which sports a roster of technology and aerospace giants…

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