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NAWCWD hosts foreign naval attaché visit

As part of a tour of the western United States, 17 foreign naval attachés and seven U.S. representatives made a visit to Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif., Oct. 27 to get an idea of various technology developments and applications within the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

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Final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III departs Long Beach assembly facility

The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company’s plant in Long Beach, Calif., departed Nov. 29, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach.

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Atlas V booster lands at Vandenberg

One of the world’s largest cargo aircraft recently delivered an Atlas V booster to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Antonov AN-124 made its way from a production facility in Decatur, Ala., to deliver the booster Nov. 20.

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New facility shows path to future Army training

A team of soldiers and civilians is hammering plywood together and adding off-the-shelf electronics to demonstrate ideas for a new generation of Army training capabilities.

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AF researchers aiming to increase energy security through microgrids

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, is exploring microgrid and alternative fuel technologies in an effort to move military operations toward greater energy independence.

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Boeing, Jet Airways confirm order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes

Posted  November 9, 2015

Boeing and Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes at the 2015 Dubai Airshow Nov. 9. The announcement marks the largest order in Jet Airways’ history and supports the airline’s replacement strategy to have the most modern and environmentally progressive airplane fleet. The order, previously attributed to…

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Virgin Galactic appoints Kelly Latimer as pilot

Posted  November 9, 2015

MOJAVE, Calif.–Virgin Galactic, the privately funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS, has announce the appointment of its newest pilot, retired Ari Force Lt. Col. Kelly Latimer. A former combat veteran and retired, Latimer joins Virgin Galactic with extensive experience with heavy aircraft and as an…

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GA-ASI expand presence in Middle East, North Africa

Posted  November 9, 2015

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced Nov. 8 that it opened an office in Abu Dhabi in August to support its Middle East and North African customers. Additionally, it will support the United Arab Emirates, the first customer of the Predator® RPA -series outside of the U.S. and NATO countries. GA-ASI is a leading manufacturer…

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U.S. Army invests in Patriot radar modernization upgrades

Posted  November 9, 2015

The United States Army is acquiring upgrade kits to make the combat-proven Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system better at detecting and destroying threats, cost less to operate, and run even more reliably than it already does. The U.S. Army recently awarded Raytheon a contract modification to an existing contract for radar digital processor…

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Naval missile test off California creates streaking light

Posted  November 9, 2015

A bright, colorful light that streaked across the California sky, startling residents and leading to a flurry of calls to law enforcement, turned out to be an unarmed missile test-fired from a Navy submarine off the coast the evening of Nov. 7, officials said. Kevin Stack was walking to dinner with his young son in…

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