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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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Boeing celebrates groundbreaking for 777X composite wing center

Boeing Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10.

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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.


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Shutdown endangers reserve component readiness

Posted  October 17, 2013

Reserve component personnel continue to be affected by the government shutdown, and officials are concerned about readiness. Within DOD, the reserve components are the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Army Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, the Navy Reserve and the Marine Corps Reserve. The Coast Guard Reserve comes under the Department of…

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Flight Test Historical Foundation honors new Eagles

Posted  October 17, 2013

Aerospace legends were honored when the Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted its annual Gathering of Eagles Oct. 12 at the University of the Antelope Valley Grand Ballroom in Lancaster, Calif

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Lockheed Martin to build JLTV at facility in Camden, Ark.

Posted  October 17, 2013

Lockheed Martin will move production of its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to an assembly line at the companys award-winning Camden, Ark., manufacturing complex, where the company expects to gain significant production efficiencies and cost reductions. Lockheed Martin is implementing a low-risk production plan that will take advantage of the proven, outstanding Camden manufacturing operation and…

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International Seapower Symposium cancelled

Posted  October 17, 2013

The 21st International Seapower Symposium, scheduled for Oct. 22-25 in Newport, R.I., was cancelled Oct. 15 as a result of the government shutdown. “Despite our best intentions, the absence of funding associated with the Federal Government shutdown precludes us from hosting this important event,” said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert. ISS is conducted…

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DOD funding contributes to U.S. biodefense infrastructure

Posted  October 17, 2013

Navy photograph by CPO Anthony Sisti Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric M. Garneau prepares to administer an H1N1 flu vaccine aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan while the ship is underway in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 5, 2009. The Defense Department has contributed core capabilities to a national center funded as a public-private…

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Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

Posted  October 17, 2013

President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson in a White House ceremony Oct. 15, citing Swenson’s heroism during a six-hour battle that followed a deadly Taliban ambush in Afghanistan four years ago.

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Former AFFTC commander dies

Posted  October 17, 2013

Retired Maj. Gen. Hugh Boyd Manson died Oct. 4 in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 98.

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Elbit Systems to supply advanced helmet mounted systems for Korean utility helicopter

Posted  October 17, 2013

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Oct. 16 that it was awarded a follow-on contract to supply advanced Helmet Mounted Display systems for the Republic of Korea Army’s SURION helicopter. The contract, which is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems, will be performed over a four-year period. Elbit Systems will supply the HMD…

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News Briefs October 14, 2013

Posted  October 14, 2013

Egyptian military plane crashes; pilot safe Security officials say a Soviet-made MiG-21 fighter jet belonging to the Egyptian air force has crashed while on a training mission near the ancient city of Luxor in the south. The officials say the pilot bailed out and parachuted safely to the ground before the plane crashed in a…

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Washington Navy Yard recovery task force established

Posted  October 14, 2013

Navy photograph by PO2 Stuart Phillips Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivers remarks during a memorial service at the Marine Barracks for the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Oct. 10 the establishment of the Washington Navy Yard Recovery Task Force. Assistant Secretary of the Navy…

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