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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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Air Force invites industry for light attack platform experiment

Posted  March 24, 2017

The Air Force released an industry Invitation to Participate today to evaluate the military utility of light attack platforms in future force structure. The invitation is part of a broader Air Force effort to explore cost-effective attack platform options. The live-fly experiment is an element of the Light Attack Capabilities Experimentation Campaign run by the…

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Small quadcopter test is first on active Air Force taxiway

Posted  March 24, 2017

An unusual aircraft went through its motions on the Edwards Air Force Base flightline March 16 when a small quadcopter equipped with a camera took to the sky to perform a visual inspection of a B-52 Stratofortress.

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KC-46 Summit brings AF stakeholders together

Posted  March 24, 2017

Air Force senior leaders and experts from the acquisition, sustainment, training, engineering, logistics and flying community, gathered in January to discuss the status of the KC-46 Pegasus program and synchronize efforts related to ensuring the successful fielding and operation of the aircraft. Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson, program Executive Officer for the Air Force Life Cycle…

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AFTC commander visits new F-22 facilities

Posted  March 24, 2017

Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, dropped by the 411th Flight Test Squadron March 16, 2017, as part of his monthly visits with different units on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Northrop Grumman’s BACN completes 10,000 combat missions

Posted  March 24, 2017

The Battlefield Airborne Communications, developed, operated and maintained by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Air Force, has completed 10,000 combat missions connecting warfighters in the air and on the ground. BACN is a high-altitude, airborne gateway that translates and distributes voice communications, video, imagery and other battlespace information from numerous sources. Using a suite of…

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