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NASA announces QSF series to validate community response technique

An upcoming NASA supersonic research flight series will examine methodology and technology to be used in future community response testing with the agency’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator aircraft, or LBFD.

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First-of-kind P-8A ground test saves $11.2 million, reduces schedule

Seeking to improve “Speed to Fleet,” a team from across the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division test and evaluation community created, developed and successfully completed capabilities-based testing and evaluation in a Live, Virtual and Constructive environment for P-8A Poseidon mission systems.

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Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition

Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.. April 17, 2018.

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Marines complete first F/A-18, APKWS operational flights

The Marine Corps’ F/A-18 squadrons recently flew with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, a highly accurate 2.75 rocket that provides air-to-ground weapon support.

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Army looks to modernize safety doctrine

Sweeping changes to Army Safety doctrine, training, and ease of accident reporting are the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center's top priorities, explained Brig. Gen David J. Francis as he addressed safety professionals from around the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command recently.


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Space

SpaceX Flacon 9 Launches from Vandenberg

Posted  August 25, 2017

The FORMOSAT-5 satellite was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandeberg Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 24, at 11:51 a.m., PDT. Col. Gregory E. Wood, 30th Space Wing vice commander, was the launch safety authority. “The 30th Space Wing takes great pride in supporting another successful SpaceX launch,” said…

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Business

Mercury Systems receives U.S. Navy order for DRFM jammers

Posted  August 25, 2017

Mercury Systems, Inc. has received an $8.5 million follow-on order against its recently announced $152 million 5 year sole source basic ordering agreement to deliver advanced Digital RF Memory jammers to the U.S. Navy. The order was received in the company’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several…

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Hill AFB, UTTR evaluation exercises close

Posted  August 25, 2017

Evaluation exercises Combat Hammer and Combat Archer ended Aug. 18 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah and the Utah Test and Training Range. Both are part of the Weapons System Evaluation Program, or WSEP.

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News

U.S. Navy identifies one dead, nine missing USS McCain sailors

Posted  August 25, 2017

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Republic of Singapore–After more than 80 hours of multinational search efforts, the U.S. Navy suspended search and rescue efforts for missing USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailors in an approximately 2,100-square mile area east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. Ten Sailors went missing following a collision between the Arleigh…

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Headlines – August 23, 2017

Posted  August 23, 2017

News 7th Fleet commander sacked days after deadly collision – The head of U.S. Navy forces in the Pacific fired the three-star commander of the Japan-based 7th Fleet Aug. 25, two days after the second deadly collision between a U.S. destroyer and a commercial tanker in as many months.   Multinational search for missing U.S….

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