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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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F-35As fly in weapons evaluation

Posted  August 16, 2017

Air Force photograph by Scott Wolff An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, drops a 2,000-pound GBU-31 bomb over the Utah Test and Training Range, Aug. 10. The F-35 flew Combat Hammer, an evaluation exercise which tests and validates the performance of crews, pilots, and their technology while deploying precision-guided munitions….

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CC-130J Super Hercules delivers IRB commitments for Canada

Posted  August 16, 2017

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the Aircraft Capability – Tactical (ACP-T) Acquisition Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) commitments valued at $1.4 billion associated with Canada’s purchase of 17 CC-130J Super Hercules aircraft in 2007.  Lockheed Martin completed its IRB commitments one year ahead of schedule and met all of its requirements within small and medium enterprises,…

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Dragon installed to station for month of cargo swaps

Posted  August 16, 2017

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 9:07 a.m., EDT, Aug. 16. The hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony module of the space station is scheduled to be opened as soon as later today. CRS-12 is scheduled to deliver more than 6,400 pounds…

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U.S. Navy, Raytheon deliver 4,000th Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile

Posted  August 16, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have delivered the 4,000th Tomahawk™ Block IV cruise missile to the fleet. The highly advanced missile can circle for hours, shift course instantly on command and strike with pinpoint accuracy. Launched from ships or submarines, the Tomahawk missile can fly into heavily defended airspace 1,000 miles away to conduct…

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U.S. Air Force combat rescue helo radar warning receiver completes technical readiness level demo

Posted  August 16, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph The Lockheed Martin AN/APR-52 Radar Warning Receiver, which is part of the Combat Rescue Helicopter HH-60W Tactical Mission System Defensive Systems Suite, will provide critical threat detection capability for personnel recovery operations for U.S. military services A critical component of Lockheed Martin’s Tactical Mission System for the U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue…

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