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QF-16s help F-35 JOTT plan for future testing

Three QF-16s descended on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently to aid the F-35 Joint Operational Test Team with test planning.

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Civ-Mil releases 25th anniversary book with KaBoom

With as much action in The Hanger as there was on the field, aerospace companies throughout the Antelope Valley enjoyed a cool and breezy Aerospace Appreciation Night with the Lancaster JetHawks as they beat Stockton 7-2, May 12 in Lancaster.

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Lockheed Martin-led team lays keel on 19th LCS

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy's 19th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS St. Louis, in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisc.

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NASA Armstrong holds workshop on Solar Eclipse

Where will you be on Aug. 21, 2017? Depending on the time of day, NASA is betting that most in America will be outside experiencing a total solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon lines up perfectly in front of the sun, completely blocking the sun from our view.

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AEROCOMM holds monthly meeting at Mojave Air & Space Port

AEROCOMM, an aerospace defense industry and base support committee with its foundation in the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, recently held its monthly meeting at Mojave Air and Space Port.

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Knight wants NASA funding to go supersonic

Posted  February 5, 2016

Flying supersonic would be the way that Rep. Steve Knight, R-Antelope Valley, would like to travel from his home 25th District back to Washington, D.C., and he thinks a lot of other people would like to arrive at their destinations twice as fast.

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Yesterday’s Air Force: F-104 Starfighter

Posted  April 5, 2017

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the F-104 Starfighter. It was a technological marvel when it first took to the sky in the 1950s. It broke a number of records and was used by many air forces around the world. The F-104 had a long service life; it wasn’t retired from active service…

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Air Force announces KC-46A candidate bases

Posted  June 24, 2016

Boeing photograph by John D. Parker The KC-46A Pegasus deploys the centerline boom for the first time Oct. 9, 2015. The boom is the fastest way to refuel aircraft at 1,200 gallons per minute. Air Force officials announced fives bases as candidates for the next round of active duty-led KC-46A Pegasus basing on June 23….

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MQ-4C Triton improves mission capability with successful software upgrade test

Posted  April 5, 2017

The U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton, built by Northrop Grumman, completed formal lab testing and a successful first flight of an improved software suite that enhances the autonomous unmanned system’s operational capabilities and enables Early Operational Capability deployment in early 2018. The Navy conducted the first flight test of the software upgrade which is designed to…

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One KC-130R Hercules refuses to quit

Posted  May 11, 2016

Navy photograph Its modifications complete, a KC-130R Hercules departs NAS Patuxent River, Md., May 2, 2016 for delivery to the Chilean Air Force. The Tactical Airlift Program foreign military sales team delivered a KC-130R Hercules May 2, from the U.S. Navy fleet to the Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile: FACh). The aircraft was…

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