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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

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Aerotech News and Review April 20, 2018 Digital Edition

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry, and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition It’s been a busy couple of weeks in Aerospace Valley, and we have a full issue of news and features for you. The military and veteran community marked…

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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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‘Gunny and Me’: One story among many

The story that connected my life to R. Lee Ermey, the thunder-spitting volcano of drill field invective in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” began as a routine interview story. It is only one among thousands of stories about Ermey, but it is something like his Marine Corps ode to the rifle: “There are many like it, but this one is mine.”

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NASA Planet Hunter on its way to orbit

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life.


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Northrop Grumman to provide radio frequency generation technology for U.S. Navy’s NEWEG program

Posted  September 11, 2017

Northrop Grumman is providing advanced radio frequency signal generation technology to the U.S. Navy as part of the Next-Generation Electronic Warfare Environment Generator program. Under the terms of the contract awarded by the U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman’s Amherst Systems business unit will supply its advanced Radio Frequency Generation Technology for the NEWEG program, which will…

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Defense

USS Lincoln tests F-35C Lightning II at seas

Posted  September 11, 2017

The Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) became one of the few ships in the fleet to trap and launch the F-35C Lightning II, Sept. 3.

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Technology

AFRL researchers ‘twist’ yarns for electrical energy, power

Posted  September 11, 2017

Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory have ‘twisted’ upon a new way to harvest mechanical energy using ‘yarns’ that weigh less than a common housefly.

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Defense

Joint partnership leads to successful swirl distortion testing

Posted  September 11, 2017

An AEDC test team and members of the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) initiated a project in 2011 at the Academy’s F109 turbofan test facility applying swirl distortion to the determination of engine response in terms of aeromechanics, operability and performance.

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Raytheon partners with Ducommun to build Naval Strike Missile fire control systems

Posted  September 11, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon has selected Ducommun to build fire control systems for the Naval Strike Missile, or NSM, an advanced weapon that Raytheon is offering for the U.S. Navy’s over-the-horizon requirement for its littoral combat ships and future frigates. The partnership will support manufacturing jobs at Ducommun’s Berryville and Huntsville, Ark., operations. “As one of America’s…

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