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CH-53K King Stallion passes initial operational testing

Lockheed Martin announced Oct. 21 the CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed initial operational testing by the U.S. Marine Corps to verify the key capabilities of the heavy lift helicopter.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Sometimes the greatness of an airplane and its history can be lost because it was just an everyday work horse that just went about its job without much fanfare -- Thus the story of 17799.

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NASA conducts ‘out of sight’ drone tests in Nevada

Blazing a trail for safely integrating drones into the national airspace, a team from NASA’s Ames Research Center on Oct. 19 flew four uncrewed aircraft -- commonly called drones -- at Reno-Stead Airport in Reno, Nev.

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Unmanned, autonomous technologies tested during first unmanned warrior exercise

Luckily, the skies above the island of Benbecula, a remote Scottish outpost in the Outer Hebrides, have been clear and calm so far this October.

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AEDC National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex: One of a kind, ready for future testing

The National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex, managed and operated by Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold AFB, Tenn., remains the world’s largest aerodynamics test facility and, because of its large size, has a wide range of testing capabilities that are unmatched by any other facility of its kind.

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New test force focuses on autonomy, unmanned aircraft, new technologies

Posted  October 14, 2016

The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has a new organization that will explore the Air Force warfighting capabilities of tomorrow.

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Earth’s moon hit by surprising number of meteoroids

Posted  October 14, 2016

The moon experiences a heavier bombardment by small meteoroids than models had predicted, according to new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

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DM’s Dragons bring thunder to Green Flag 17-01

Posted  October 14, 2016

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum An Airman assigned to 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., prepares an A-10 Thunderbolt II to participate in Green Flag 17-01 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 4, 2016. During exercise execution, Green Flag staff direct, monitor and instruct visiting units in…

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Boeing opens first St. Louis commercial airplanes facility

Posted  October 14, 2016

Boeing Oct. 13 formally opened a new composite center on its St. Louis campus that will house the company’s largest commercial aviation work statement ever placed at the site. The center is a visible representation of the company’s efforts to diversify and grow its St. Louis-area operations. The 424,000-square-foot facility will initially build composite parts…

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Headlines – October 12, 2016

Posted  October 13, 2016

News Pentagon confronts a new threat from ISIS: Exploding drones – The Islamic State has used surveillance drones on the battlefield for some time, but three recent attacks — all targeting Iraqi troops — have highlighted its success in adapting readily accessible technology into a potentially effective new weapon.     Business U.S. allows Qatar…

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