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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.

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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.

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Air Force 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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Lockheed Martin completes 300th electro-optical targeting system for F-35

Lockheed Martin recently completed its 300th Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. 


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Next-gen Standard Missile-3 completes first intercept test

Posted  February 6, 2017

PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii–The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have completed the first successful intercept flight test of a Raytheon Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA, a defensive weapon designed to defeat short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats. Crew members onboard the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) launched a SM-3 Block IIA, which…

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AEDC H2 Arc Heater team validating new test capability

Posted  February 6, 2017

Air Force photograph The H2 Arc Heater at AEDC has recently been upgraded, and checkouts are being performed to ensure the modifications were successful. Pictured is the model positioning system in the clean test cell of the H2 Arc Heater after the upgrades. To meet development and testing needs for long-range strike and hypersonic vehicle…

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Next-gen missile defense system successfully engages medium-range target

Posted  February 6, 2017

The USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53), supported by the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin, used the latest evolution of its Aegis Combat System to detect, track, launch a missile and successfully intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile target.

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JSF pilot ensemble designed to keep out CB agents

Posted  February 6, 2017

After several tests over the past six months to contaminate and decontaminate an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter with simulated chemical and biological agents, the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has now moved forward to testing a suit ensemble designed to protect the pilot from those threats.

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U-2 breaks 30,000-hour barrier in fight against ISIL

Posted  February 6, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward A U-2 Dragon Lady launches from a flight line on a sortie in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 2, 2017. During this flight the airframe reached 30,000 flight hours. This is the second U-2 to reach…

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