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Boeing, Embraer to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator technology tests

Boeing and Embraer S.A. announced June 30 that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance.

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Tactical reconnaissance vehicle project eyes hoverbike for defense

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle, or TRV, concept for nearly nine months and is evaluating the hoverbike technology as a way to get Soldiers away from ground threats by giving them a 3-D capability. The Army is interested in this disruptive technology because it has the…

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Upgraded AWACS platform tested at Northern Edge

Calmly soaring at 30,000 feet in the midst of nearly 100 fighters, bombers and refueling tankers executing a battle scenario, an E-3G Sentry (AWACS) surveys every aircraft in a 300-mile radius, calling out commands, verifying target hits and sending aircraft back home safely.

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5,000 days of war

It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries, and long separations from family, friends and home.

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Navy’s new aircraft launch system tested on future carrier CVN 78

With the successful launch of the first test sled from the starboard bow catapult, Naval Air Systems Command continued to make history June 16 with the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System aboard the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).


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Lockheed Martin-led team studying feasibility of linking MDA, U.S. Army battle management systems

Posted  June 27, 2014

The Missile Defense National Team is conducting a feasibility study on connecting the Missile Defense Agency’s integrated command and control system with the U.S. Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System.  The team, which is led by Lockheed Martin, consists of Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics and other companies. This…

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1,318 selected for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel, colonel

Posted  June 27, 2014

The Air Force selected 1,318 captains, majors and lieutenant colonels for promotion, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. Eligible officers were considered during the CY14A Colonel Line of the Air Force Judge Advocate, Lieutenant Colonel LAF/LAF-J and Major LAF-J central selection boards held in March. To see the promotion lists, go to the Air…

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Aerial surveillance key to NATO efforts

Posted  June 27, 2014

Courtesy photograph An E-3A aircraft technician works on an engine while deployed to Afghanistan in support of the International Security Assistance Force. The E-3A Component based here is an integrated, multinational, rapidly deployable asset to NATO providing airborne surveillance, command, control, and communication capabilities These are of particular significance to the unit’s key role in…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne completes J-2X testing

Posted  June 27, 2014

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, recently completed its final J-2X test series at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Over a period of three years, Aerojet Rocketdyne teams manufactured, assembled and tested four newly developed engine test articles that achieved an accumulated duration of nearly five hours firing time and demonstrated full power operation for twice…

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USS John Paul Jones makes history with live fire missile tests

Posted  June 27, 2014

Guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a series of five live-fire tests for the Baseline 9C Aegis Combat System during Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials and Naval Integrated Fire Control Counter Air capability, June 18-20.

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Air Force selects 6,684 for promotion to technical sergeant

Posted  June 27, 2014

More than 6,684 staff sergeants have been selected for promotion to technical sergeant, Air Force officials said June 26. The 6,684 selected represent 17.43 percent of the 38,344 eligible. To see the selection list, go to the Air Force Portal at https://my.af.mil and select the promotion link, or go to myPers at https://mypers.af.mil, select “search…

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Northrop Grumman offers newest cockpit technology for multiple platforms

Posted  June 27, 2014

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman is incorporating the newest cockpit technology and open architecture design in both fixed- and rotary-wing platforms. The cornerstones of Northrop Grumman’s integrated, open system are mature and proven technology, as well as a partitioned software architecture that minimizes life cycle cost while enabling easy capability upgrades well into the…

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B-2 Spirits land at Nellis

Posted  June 27, 2014

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler B-2 Spirit aircrew members from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., depart for their aircraft June 23, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Half of the pilots are active duty, and the other half are Air National Guard. These pilots are participating in total force integration which is designed to…

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NASA announces education research program award recipients

Posted  June 27, 2014

NASA is awarding $11.25 million to 15 colleges and universities across the United States to conduct basic research and technology development in areas including climate change, nanotechnology, astrophysics, aviation and other areas relevant to the agency’s missions. The awards, each valued at $750,000, are made through NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). One…

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Boeing, Belavia Airlines announce order for three Next-Generation 737-800s

Posted  June 27, 2014

Boeing and Belarus flag carrier Belavia Airlines have reached an agreement on an order for three Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes. Valued at $272 million at current list prices, this is the first direct purchase of Boeing airplanes for Belavia.

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