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Stratolaunch Aircraft hits another milestone with completion of first phase of engine testing

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation completed the first phase of engine testing for its Stratolaunch aircraft at its facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation

As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program, a team of AEDC engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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HIAD heat shield material feels burn during arc jet testing

NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing’s Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Mo.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson Defense

Air Force supplements F-35 at sea

The Air Force’s 33rd Maintenance Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., provided training and support to F-35C Lightning II operations aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo Defense

Female pioneers discuss overcoming barriers

Day two of the Air Force Association Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference kicked off with several panel breakouts, to include one titled Breaking the Gender Barrier.


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Defense

AFRL agreement will further non-contact inspection method developments

Posted  February 8, 2017

The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX) recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Creare LLC to continue important research to develop non-contact inspection methods for aircraft components.

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Defense

Air Force awards STPSat-6 payload integration contract to Orbital ATK

Posted  February 8, 2017

The Space and Missiles Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., awarded a sole-source contract for Space Test Program Satellite 6 (STPSat-6) payload integration services to Orbital ATK, Feb. 3, 2017. The STPSat-6 spacecraft will be the primary payload on the STP-3 mission expected to launch no earlier than June 2019. The STPSat-6…

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Defense

Little Rock Airmen test first C-130J with Block 8.1 upgrades

Posted  February 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Harry Brexel Capt. Kyle Gauthier, 61st Airlift Squadron C-130J pilot and flight commander, reviews a preflight checklist Feb. 3, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. His shoulder patch indicates the C-130J Block 8.1 system upgrade and expansion. Gauthier, along with a team of 19th Airlift Wing Airmen,…

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Defense

Funding for readiness needed to match troop levels, says vice chief

Posted  February 8, 2017

Unless the Army receives the funding it requires to match the authorized increased end-strength levels, Soldiers will arrive too late on the battlefield due to training and equipping gaps, said Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.

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Defense

Combat runs on BACN

Posted  February 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Marie Brown Airmen from an RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft maintenance unit welcome an RQ-4B after a flight in 2015, in Southwest Asia, in which the aircraft surpassed 10,000 flying hours. When outfitted with communications capabilities, like the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node, a fleet of three redesignated EQ-4B Global Hawks…

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