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A Shark in the desert

It’s pretty common around our desert home to see people come to a stop, bend their necks and look skyward as the sounds of aircraft herald their approach overhead.

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.

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Wi-Fi in space, spacecraft technologies launched on Blue Origin rocket

A company vying to be the first internet service provider in space as well as a NASA monitoring system for testing technologies on suborbital vehicles were both carried into space when Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket successfully launched April 29.

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Sikorsky begins CH-53 King Stallion deliveries to Marine Corps

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, delivered the first CH-53 King Stallion helicopter to the U.S. Marine Corps May 16. The aircraft is the first of an expected 200 helicopters for the Marine Corps' fleet.

Aerotech News Digital Edition - May 18, 2018 News

Aerotech News Digital Edition – May 18, 2018

Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review digital edition! We have some great feature stories prepared for your reading enjoyment in this week’s issue. Check out our cover story on the Dream Chaser space plane, which recently wrapped up ground and flight testing conducted by NASA Armstrong at Edwards AFB.

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U.S. Air Force pilots: Masters of the sky

Posted  September 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Marjorie A. Bowlden Capt. Joe, right, assists boom operator Tech. Sgt. Fritz in trouble shooting an issue in a KC-10 Extender boom pod in the air over Syria, Sept. 13, 2017. Pilots will often help to diagnose and fix minor issues mid-flight to ensure the safety of their aircraft…

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Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy kicks off third year

Posted  September 27, 2017

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman Foundation Teacher Academy 2017 ‘Teacher Fellows’ working with Northrop Grumman Global Corporate Citizenship on curriculum development at a Teacher Academy workshop. Applications are now being accepted for the third annual Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy. The program — designed specifically for middle school teachers (grades 5-8) — was established to…

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Navy accepts delivery of future USS Little Rock

Posted  September 27, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph The future littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9) is underway during a high-speed run in Lake Michigan during acceptance trials. The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Little Rock (LCS 9) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Sept. 25. Little Rock is…

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Afghan Air Force receives first delivery of UH-60s at Kandahar Airfield

Posted  September 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce An Afghan Air Force UH-60 is towed as two AAF A-29s taxi for take-off Sept. 18, 2017, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The UH-60 was the first to arrive in Afghanistan as part of modernization efforts to transition the AAF to a more sustainable and modern helicopter fleet….

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Wanted: Novel approaches for detecting, stopping small unmanned air systems

Posted  September 27, 2017

DARPA’s Mobile Force Protection program seeks to develop an integrated system capable of defeating self-guided sUAS (i.e., those that do not rely on a radio or GPS receiver for their operation) attacking a high-value convoy on the move, and recently awarded Phase 1 agreements to start research.

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