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Stratolaunch Aircraft hits another milestone with completion of first phase of engine testing

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation completed the first phase of engine testing for its Stratolaunch aircraft at its facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

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AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation

As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program, a team of AEDC engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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HIAD heat shield material feels burn during arc jet testing

NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing’s Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Mo.

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Air Force supplements F-35 at sea

The Air Force’s 33rd Maintenance Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., provided training and support to F-35C Lightning II operations aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo Defense

Female pioneers discuss overcoming barriers

Day two of the Air Force Association Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference kicked off with several panel breakouts, to include one titled Breaking the Gender Barrier.


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Defense

Soldiers to receive lighter combat helmet

Posted  March 27, 2017

Army photograph The Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II looks almost identical to the ACH Soldiers have been wearing for 15 years, but it weighs 9 ounces to almost a pound less than the legacy helmet. The new helmet is made from ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, a lighter material than Kevlar, but reportedly just as strong. The Army…

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Defense

‘Third arm’ may lessen Soldier’s burden, increase lethality

Posted  March 27, 2017

Future ground troops may one day have a "third arm" device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks.

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Defense

AEDC engineers test the Towed Airborne Plume Simulator

Posted  March 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Jacqueline Cowan   Air Force photograph by Jacqueline Cowan   Air Force photograph by Jacqueline Cowan AEDC engineers test the Towed Airborne Plume Simulator (TAPS), a missile simulator that can be towed 500 to 1000 meters behind an aircraft to test early warning sensors on military aircraft and allow for either…

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Defense

UH-60s catch a ride home on a Super Galaxy

Posted  March 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho A U.S. Soldier with the 3rd Battalion, 501st Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division taxis a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk toward a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy for transport March 14, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The soldiers was deployed to Europe…

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Defense

Army offering 2-year enlistments for 91 MOSs

Posted  March 27, 2017

Army photograph by Glenn Fawcett Army recruits in basic training deliver a call shortly after running an obstacle course on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012. The Army is allowing two-year enlistments for select military occupational specialties. The Army now has two-year enlistment options for 91 military occupational specialties as a new incentive to offer…

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