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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.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

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.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson Defense

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

U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin $116 million contract option for JASSM-ER production

Posted  April 22, 2016

Lockheed Martin received a $116.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for continued production of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range. This contract exercises an option in the Lot 14 contract and includes 100 JASSM-ER missiles. Work under this contract option is expected to be complete by June 2019. The award brings the total number…

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Boeing photograph by Paul Weatherman
Defense

KC-46 team wins DOD environmental award

Posted  April 22, 2016

The KC-46A Pegasus program’s Environment, Safety and Occupational Health team was named the Defense Department’s top large program in environmental excellence in weapon system acquisition April 22.

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Business

Elbit Systems of America showcases advanced solutions for Army aircrew readiness

Posted  April 22, 2016

U.S. Army aircrews stand ready to fly tough missions in treacherous environments. Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a U.S. company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., provides solutions ranging from helmet mounted displays to next generation communications amplifiers that allow those aircrews the ability to perform missions more effectively and safely. Elbit Systems of…

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Space

Ball Aerospace begins environmental testing for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 satellite

Posted  April 22, 2016

Ball Aerospace has begun environmental testing on the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Joint Polar Satellite System satellite. JPSS-1 will represent significant technological and scientific advancements in severe weather prediction and environmental monitoring.

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Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw
Defense

Hill depot facility becomes first to work on all F-35 variants

Posted  April 22, 2016

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, became the first depot facility to perform modifications on all three F-35 Lightning II variants after it inducted a Navy F-35C carrier version April 15.

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