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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover arrives at Martian mountain

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox Defense

Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The test was an…

NASA photograph by Dan Casper Space

NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard Defense

DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Defense

C-17 treads into new territory

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.


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Boeing delivers EL AL Israel Airlines’ first Next-Generation 737-900ER

Posted  October 9, 2013

Boeing has delivered EL AL Israel Airlines' first Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplane.

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Headlines October 7, 2013

Posted  October 7, 2013

News: Most furloughed DOD civilians will return to work Oct. 7 - Most furloughed Defense Department civilians are returning to work Oct. 7. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced just before 3 p.m. Saturday that “most DOD civilians placed on emergency furlough during the government shutdown will be asked to return to work beginning next week.”  …

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News Briefs October 7, 2013

Posted  October 7, 2013

United Technologies cancels furlough plans United Technologies Corp. has canceled plans to furlough employees at its aerospace businesses following the recall of Defense Contract Management Agency inspectors responsible for auditing and approving operations throughout the manufacturing process for military products. United Technologies greatly appreciates the efforts of those in the Administration and Congress who facilitated…

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Boeing, Jetstar celebrate delivery of first 787 Dreamliner for Australia

Posted  October 7, 2013

Boeing and Jetstar Airways celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787 Oct. 7, which is also the first Dreamliner for Australia. “Today is a historic milestone for the Qantas Group and Jetstar as we welcome the most advanced passenger aircraft ever constructed to the fleet,” said Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce. “In just 10…

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Applied Dynamics International, Crane Aerospace & Electronics to build aircraft braking lab in Burbank

Posted  October 7, 2013

Crane Aerospace & Electronics, the world’s leading developer of aircraft brake control systems, and Applied Dynamics, the industry leader in simulation and testing tools for complex control systems, announce today they have agreed to work together to bring new technologies in a major upgrade of the Crane Aerospace & Electronics’ Simulation Laboratory. Crane has used…

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Elbit Systems to supply of heli-borne electro-optical surveillance payloads

Posted  October 7, 2013

Elbit Systemsí Ltd. wholly owned subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-optics – Elop Ltd., was awarded a follow-on contract to supply its advanced Digital CoMPASSÆ electro-optical payload systems to an Asia-Pacific Air Force to be installed onboard Helicopters. The contract will be performed over a three-year period. “This important follow on program reflects the customer’s satisfaction from…

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Pratt & Whitney completes new V2500 engine line

Posted  October 7, 2013

Pratt & Whitney completed the second phase of an assembly-floor transformation project at its Middletown, Conn., facility Oct. 4 to prepare the Engine Center†to ramp up for production of its portion of PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for the Airbus A320neo family and increase capacity for the F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II for the U.S….

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Air Force museum in Ohio holds scholarship contest

Posted  October 7, 2013

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in southwest Ohio is holding a writing competition for students seeking scholarships. Contestants in the Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition must describe how American pilots’ participation in World War I helped create a U.S. Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force. They also must identify…

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Headlines October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

News: Gaps emerge in U.S. efforts to shield troops, vets from shutdown - When President Barack Obama signed the “Pay Our Military Act” Sept. 30, the goal was to ensure that U.S. troops get their salaries on time during the federal government shutdown along with essential payments like housing allowances.   Business: Pentagon contract winners go…

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News Briefs October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

Miramar air show cancelled amid gov’t shutdown Marine Corps officials say the federal government shutdown has forced cancellation of the Miramar Air Show in San Diego this year. Marine Corps officials in a statement Oct. 3 apologized for the inconvenience the cancellation may have caused the sponsors and those planning to attend the event that…

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