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Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Oct. 31 during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said.

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Boeing, Air Force demonstrate Minuteman III readiness in flight test

Boeing supported the U.S. Air Force’s successful flight test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, which demonstrated the readiness of that system to deter nuclear threats.

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Raytheon Griffin C flight tests demonstrate in-flight retargeting capability

Raytheon has successfully completed flight tests of its Griffin™ C increased capability missile.

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Insitu announces ScanEagle 2 – the next generation of ScanEagle platform

From its booth at the Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris, Insitu Oct. 29 announced ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its revolutionary ScanEagle platform. Leveraging lessons learned from more than 800,000 operational hours.

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‘Grim Reapers’ introduce Oceana to F-35C

The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 returned to Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., Oct. 28, bringing with them the future of Naval aviation.


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Hagel: Six priorities shape future defense institutions

Posted  November 6, 2013

Air Force photograph by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Security Forum Nov. 5 in Washington, D.C. In the months since the 2012 defense strategic guidance first reflected a new budget reality, Pentagon officials and military leaders have been working on the department’s…

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Boeing celebrates Lion Group’s 100th Next-Generation 737

Posted  November 6, 2013

Boeing and the Lion Group, Indonesia’s largest airline group, Nov. 4 commemorated the delivery of the carrier’s 100th Next-Generation 737 at a special event. “This is an amazing moment for the Lion Group,” said Lion Group President Director Rusdi Kirana. “We’ve grown from one airplane and today we’re taking our 100th Next-Generation 737. It’s an…

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Air Force researchers demonstrate energy resiliency in mission critical environment

Posted  November 6, 2013

Energy security is critical to the Air Force’s war fighting capability. The 2013 Air Force Energy Strategic Plan identifies priorities and goals to secure a strategic energy advantage. These include resilience, demand reduction, supply assurance, and an energy-aware culture. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office is working to achieve these goals through…

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NASA, International researchers obtain crucial data from meteoroid impact

Posted  November 6, 2013

A team of NASA and international scientists for the first time have gathered a detailed understanding of the effects on Earth from a small asteroid impact. The unprecedented data obtained as the result of the airburst of a meteoroid over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15, has revolutionized scientists’ understanding of this natural…

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Unprecedented dual intercept success for MEADS at White Sands Missile Range

Posted  November 6, 2013

  The Medium Extended Air Defense System intercepted and destroyed two simultaneous targets attacking from opposite directions during a stressing demonstration of its 360-degree air and missile defense capabilities at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The flight test achieved all criteria for success. All elements of the MEADS system were tested, including the 360-degree MEADS…

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Air Force’s oldest Osprey retires

Posted  November 6, 2013

The Air Force's oldest CV-22 Osprey, Tail #21, made its final departure from Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 4.

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Boeing delivers Air Europa’s 25th Next-Generation 737-800

Posted  November 6, 2013

Boeing and Air Europa Nov. 5 celebrated the Spanish carrier’s 25th direct delivery of a Next-Generation 737-800. Air Europa showcased the latest addition to its fleet at a special event at its base on the Spanish island of Mallorca. “Today is a very important day for Air Europa, since the arrival of a new aircraft…

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Headlines November 4, 2013

Posted  November 4, 2013

News: Training aircraft crashes in Pensacola, 2 pilots hospitalized - A Navy T-45C Goshawk aircraft from Training Squadron 86 crashed at approximately 10:30 this morning while making an approach to Sherman Field at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.   Business: Boeing seen in advanced talks to make 777X near Seattle - Boeing is in advanced talks with…

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News Briefs November 4, 2013

Posted  November 4, 2013

Israeli drone crashes inside Gaza Strip An unmanned Israeli surveillance aircraft crashed in the Gaza Strip Nov. 3 after experiencing a technical malfunction, the military said. The military said it was investigating what caused the Skylark drone to go down. Israel uses drones to gather intelligence on militant activity in Gaza. The territory is governed…

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AFSC, Boeing reach enterprise partnership agreement

Posted  November 4, 2013

The Air Force Sustainment Center and Boeing have reached an enterprise-level, public-private partnership agreement which allows the two organizations to more efficiently take on sustainment workload for the warfighter. The agreement, signed Oct. 9 by AFSC Commander Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield is the first center-wide partnership agreement implemented since the stand up of the Air…

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