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Boeing, Embraer to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator technology tests

Boeing and Embraer S.A. announced June 30 that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance.

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Tactical reconnaissance vehicle project eyes hoverbike for defense

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle, or TRV, concept for nearly nine months and is evaluating the hoverbike technology as a way to get Soldiers away from ground threats by giving them a 3-D capability. The Army is interested in this disruptive technology because it has the…

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Upgraded AWACS platform tested at Northern Edge

Calmly soaring at 30,000 feet in the midst of nearly 100 fighters, bombers and refueling tankers executing a battle scenario, an E-3G Sentry (AWACS) surveys every aircraft in a 300-mile radius, calling out commands, verifying target hits and sending aircraft back home safely.

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5,000 days of war

It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries, and long separations from family, friends and home.

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Navy’s new aircraft launch system tested on future carrier CVN 78

With the successful launch of the first test sled from the starboard bow catapult, Naval Air Systems Command continued to make history June 16 with the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System aboard the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).


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Airmen help their Norwegian partners train

Posted  May 30, 2014

Airmen from the 426th Air Base Squadron recently participated in training alongside rescue crews from the Royal Norwegian air force's 330th Rescue Squadron, May 13.

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Operating Location AF Plant 42 welcomed into 412th Test Wing family

Posted  May 30, 2014

Air Force photograph Operating Location Air Force Plant 42 has begun its transition from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to the 412th Test Wing. The initial operational capability plan took effect May 1 and the full operational capability date is scheduled for Oct. 1, to avoid making financial changes mid-fiscal year. The 412th TW Operating…

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UTC Aerospace Systems contributes to Collier Award Winner X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System

Posted  May 30, 2014

The U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman and its supplier team – including UTC Aerospace Systems – have been honored with the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy for the development of the X-47B, the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier. The National Aeronautic Association presented the award May 29 in Washington, D.C. UTC…

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Combat Hammer 2014: Boosting RPA strike proficiency

Posted  May 30, 2014

The role of modern aerial warfare has drastically changed since it was first used on a large scale in World War I.

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Three new vice presidents take the reins at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

Posted  May 30, 2014

Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business has created two new vice president positions at its Orlando, Fla., facility, and filled a third vice president post at the company’s Grand Prairie, Texas, headquarters. Rita C. Flaherty, a resident of Winter Garden, Fla., has been named vice president – Strategy and Business Development for the Fire…

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NASA Airborne Research focuses on Andean volcanoes

Posted  May 30, 2014

Volcanoes in Central and South America were the primary focus of a four-week Earth science study in late April and early May 2014 using a NASA-developed airborne synthetic aperture imaging radar.

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Obama: U.S. to keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2015

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama today announced the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year – a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested – and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave the country by the end of 2016, bringing to an end a U.S. military mission…

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Navy soars over desert skies during Green Flag 14-07

Posted  May 30, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 131, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. takes off during Green Flag 14-07, May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F/A-18C Hornet is a multirole fighter capable of carrying out both air-to-air and air-to-ground…

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NASA, industry complete first phase to certify new crew transportation systems

Posted  May 30, 2014

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and industry have completed the first step in the certification process that will enable American-made commercial spacecraft safely to ferry astronauts from U.S. soil to and from the International Space Station by 2017. The completion of the Certification Products Contracts marks critical progress in the development of next-generation American space transportation…

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Headlines May 28, 2014

Posted  May 28, 2014

News: Report shows wait ‘schemes’ are ‘systemic throughout VA’ – Veterans at the Phoenix veterans hospital waited on average 115 days for their first medical appointment, which is 91 days longer than the hospital reported, the Department of Veterans’ internal watchdog said May 28.  McKeon glad to see Obama ‘speaking up’ about U.S. leadership – While President…

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