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Northrop Grumman photograph Space

Space telescope’s two halves powered for first time in one building

Northrop Grumman has successfully powered up the two main parts of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a significant event in the test and integration phase of the program.

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd Defense

Pacer Classic III mods give T-38 new life

What do you do with airplanes that were built in the early 1960s and are planned to be flying well past their 70th birthday? You give them a structural makeover that will provide the strength and longevity to go the distance.

af-C17 Defense

Global partners work together to streamline C-17 operations

Personnel from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, U.S. Air Force leaders and Boeing representatives hosted the C-17 Globemaster III Enterprise Home Station Check Lean Event at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 18.

Air Force illustration by Master Sgt. William Vance Health & Safety

A peak behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better.

nasa-industry Space & Technology

NASA will seek partnership with U.S. industry to develop first gateway element

As part of the agency’s Exploration Campaign, NASA’s Gateway will become the orbital outpost for robotic and human exploration operations in deep space. Built with commercial and international partners, the Gateway will support exploration on and near the Moon, and beyond, including Mars.

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U.S. slaps 220 percent duty on Canada’s Bombardier jets

Posted  September 29, 2017

The Commerce Department slapped duties of nearly 220 percent on Canada's Bombardier C Series aircraft Sept. 26 in a victory for Boeing that is likely to raise tensions between the United States and its allies Canada and Britain.

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Nimitz completes historic 100,000th catapult shot

Posted  September 29, 2017

Navy photograph by Seaman Kennishah J. Maddux An F/A-18E Super Hornet, from the “Blue Diamonds” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146, is the 100,000th aircraft to be launched from catapult two aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Sept. 25, 2017, in the Arabian Gulf. Nimitz is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area…

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Pratt & Whitney continues adaptive engine breakthroughs with latest tests

Posted  September 29, 2017

Pratt & Whitney announced recently it has successfully completed testing of an adaptive three-stream fan in an engine with an F135 core as part of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Adaptive Engine Technology Development program. Successful testing of the three-stream engine architecture demonstrates Pratt & Whitney is well positioned to transition adaptive engine technology to…

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Air Force teams with industry to further aircraft and radome coating research

Posted  September 29, 2017

Compass Technologies Group photograph The small-scale Microwave Mapping Transparency Sensor System is shown. The system was developed by Compass Technologies Group under an Air Force Small Business Innovative Research agreement and loaned to the company through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. The Air Force…

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Borderless threat – Army Cyber Command helping defend nation’s network

Posted  September 29, 2017

"We live in a wired world. Companies and countries rely on cyberspace for everything from financial transactions to the movement of military forces," reads the 2015 Department of Defense cyber strategy.

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