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Historic experimental airplane lost in crash

A one-of-a-kind 1940s-vintage experimental airplane crashed shortly after noon on April 22, killing the pilot. The Northrop N9MB was the sole remaining example of its type, one of four subscale technology demonstrators built during World War II to prove flight control techniques for a proposed flying wing bomber.

Defense

SECAF underscores space strategy and partnerships with allies

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke at the Policy Exchange, a U.K.-based think tank that launched their Space Policy Unit in London, April 23.

Business

Lockheed Martin inaugurates F-16 production line in Greenville, S.C.

Lockheed Martin has hosted a ceremony to celebrate its new F-16 production line in Greenville, S.C. F-16 tooling and equipment previously in Fort Worth, Texas, has since been installed in a newly-refurbished hangar in Greenville, where the company will begin manufacturing F-16 Block 70 aircraft later this year.

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One fatality as historic plane crashes

One person was killed when an historic Northrop N9MB flying wing crashed on the grounds of a state prison in Norco, Calif., April 22. No one on the ground was reported injured. The aircraft was owned and operated by the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, about 10 miles from the prison.

Space

Things are stacking up for NASA’s Mars 2020 spacecraft

For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has been covered in parts, components and test equipment for the Mars 2020 spacecraft, scheduled for launch toward the Red Planet in July of 2020.


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Defense

DOD partners with LinkedIn, offers military spouses free membership

Posted  June 20, 2018

The Defense Department’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program is launching a new partnership with LinkedIn — the virtual professional networking platform. Military spouses will soon have access to a free LinkedIn Premium membership, valid for one year, every time they have a permanent-change-of-station move, including access to more than 12,000 online professional courses through…

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EU launches new era in defense cooperation

Posted  November 15, 2017

European Union countries on Nov. 13 officially launched a new era in defense cooperation with a program of joint military investment and project development aimed at helping the EU confront its security challenges. Twenty-three of the EU’s 28 member nations signed up to the process, known as permanent structured cooperation, or PESCO. Britain, which is…

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Headlines – March 9, 2018

Posted  March 9, 2018

News Germany moves to boost presence in Afghanistan, training in Iraq – The Cabinet of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on March 7 approved an extension of global military missions, including an uptick of forces for Afghanistan. The move would bring an end to the training of Kurdish peshmerga battling the Islamic State group in favor…

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Defense

B-21 Raider program holds weapons system critical design review

Posted  December 10, 2018

The U.S. Air Force successfully held a critical design review of the B-21 weapon system November 28-30, 2018. The event served as a multi-disciplined technical review that ensured the Air Force’s newest bomber has a stable and mature design as the program moves forward into manufacturing and flight test. According to Air Force leadership, the…

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Business

Boeing sets new airplane delivery records, expands order backlog

Posted  January 9, 2019

Boeing delivered 69 737 airplanes in December and set a new annual record of 806 deliveries in 2018, surpassing its previous record of 763 deliveries in 2017. Even as Boeing delivered more jetliners, the company again grew its significant order book with 893 net orders, including 203 airplane sales in December. “Boeing raised the bar…

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