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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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Business

Deputy defense secretary inspects P-8A final assembly facility

Posted  April 11, 2016

During the final stop on his trip to the Pacific Northwest last week, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work inspected the final assembly facilities of the Boeing 737 and its derived military marine patrol aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon.

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Defense

Air Force approves RPA initiatives

Posted  April 11, 2016

The Air Force recently approved two initiatives for the remotely piloted aircraft career field.

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Defense

309th AMARG: America’s “National-level Airpower Reservoir” celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted  April 11, 2016

http://d2feh2mec89yza.cloudfront.net/media/video/1604/DOD_103190583/DOD_103190583-512×288-442k.mp4 Through every key military scene on the stage of American history following World War II up to present day, American airpower has played a leading role. During its 70 year history, the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., has directly enabled the nation to respond to crisis. Although the…

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Lockheed Martin delivers 150,000th ELGTR

Posted  April 11, 2016

Lockheed Martin recently delivered the 150,000th Enhanced Laser Guided Training Round, which gives warfighters the only live-fire laser-guided bomb training solution available worldwide. Lockheed Martin has been producing low-cost and highly effective training rounds for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and international customers since 1992 with the beginning of LGTR production, and continuing with ELGTR…

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Defense

B-52 Stratofortress joins coalition team

Posted  April 11, 2016

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, in support of theater requirements and Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria and the wider international community.

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