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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.


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Business

High product, labor costs lead to decline in Boeing’s profit

Posted  April 29, 2016

Aerospace giant Boeing saw its quarterly earnings plunge 9 percent compared to last year, with the Chicago-based company posting $1.2 billion in profits. Revenues were up 2 percent to $22.6 billion but that was not enough to offset higher costs for Boeing’s products and labor. Boeing is currently in the process of reducing its 160,000-person…

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Air Force awards GPS III launch services contract

Posted  April 29, 2016

The Air Force announced April 27 the award of the first competitively sourced National Security Space launch services contract in more than a decade.

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Boeing, China Eastern Airlines finalize order for 15 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted  April 29, 2016

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and China Eastern Airlines April 28 finalized an order for 15 787-9 Dreamliners. The order, valued at nearly $4 billion at current list prices, strengthens China Eastern’s expanding long-haul fleet. “We are very happy to introduce the new 787 Dreamliners into our long-haul fleet,” said China Eastern Airlines Chairman Liu Shaoyong. “The…

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Carter: DOD’s fiscal 2017 budget request takes long view

Posted  April 29, 2016

The fiscal year 2017 Defense Department budget request must, of necessity, take the long view, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee April 27. The secretary said the long view is needed, “because, even as we fight today’s fights, we must also be prepared for what might come 10, 20, or 30…

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Headlines – April 29, 2016

Posted  April 29, 2016

News Marines’ deadly fighter jet to make its first ship-based deployment next year – The Marine Corps’ version of the joint strike fighter’s maiden deployment is set for late 2017 and its bound for the Western Pacific, the Navy’s top officer in the Pacific said Tuesday.     Business It’s official: Finmeccanica is now Leonardo…

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