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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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RAAF chief completes first flight in AIR 5428 PC-21

Posted  August 16, 2017

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft.

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Headlines – August 14, 2017

Posted  August 14, 2017

News Two U.S. troops killed, 5 injured in northern Iraq – Two U.S. service members were killed and five others were injured Aug. 13 while conducting combat operations in northern Iraq, officials with Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement.   U.S. fighter jet crash lands at Bahrain International Airport – A…

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News Briefs – August 14, 2017

Posted  August 14, 2017

U.S. military says 2 American soldiers killed in Iraq Two American soldiers have been killed while conducting combat operations in Iraq, the U.S. military said Aug. 13, adding that “initial reports indicate the incident was not due to enemy contact.” Five other soldiers were wounded, it said in a statement, without providing further details. It…

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U.S. Army awards Lockheed Martin $161 million contract for ATACMS missiles

Posted  August 14, 2017

Lockheed Martin has received a $161 million production contract for the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile for the U.S. Army. The missiles will be produced at Lockheed Martin’s Precision Fires Production Center of Excellence in Camden, Ark.  The contract calls for the production of 150 ATACMS missiles as part of the ATACMS Service Life…

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Northrop Grumman showcases maritime battlespace capabilities at Advanced Naval Technology Exercise

Posted  August 14, 2017

Northrop Grumman and other industry leaders will partner to demonstrate advanced autonomous technologies in a multi-domain contested maritime environment during this year’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise at Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City, Fla., Aug. 14-18. The demonstration will showcase Northrop Grumman’s advanced mission management and control system aligned with the Navy Common Control…

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