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Global Hawk earns unprecedented third consecutive sustainment award

Northrop Grumman photograph A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk on a runway in Palmdale, Calif. For an unprecedented third year in a row, the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft program was officially awarded the Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for most improved performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness…

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes developmental flight test

Northrop Grumman photograph An MQ-8C Fire Scout†conducts its†final†developmental test flight April 29 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.† Since its first flight in October 2013, the Navy’s new, larger unmanned helicopter†has†completed 327 flights and logged†over 450 hours. The system has met all of its†performance objectives that allow it to begin operational test…

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‘Sentient data’ may one day augment Soldier capability

"Sentient data" that can feel and perceive things might one day protect Soldiers and their networks, a leading scientist said.

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New lab opens at Lockheed Martin’s Silicon Valley site

Lockheed Martin has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Silicon Valley for the development of next-generation seekers that will help the U.S. Missile Defense Agency defend against increasingly complex missile threats.

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AEDC conducts space environment test for U.S. Navy

The Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex recently completed its first Space Threat Assessment Test & Evaluation for the U.S. Navy.


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News Briefs February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest pending Israeli draft Israeli police say thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews are blocking highways across the country to protest plans to enlist them in the military. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the simultaneous demonstrations Feb. 6 have caused large traffic jams. He says the demonstrators are clashing with police, who are dispersing them…

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Welsh thanks Edwards Airmen, talks keys to AF success

Posted  February 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks to Team Edwards about current issues and future challenges involving the service Jan. 30 in the base theater. Almost a thousand Airmen, government civilians and contractors filled the base theater to hear Air Force Chief of Staff Gen….

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Lockheed Martin receives $60 million support contract for U.K. Apache targeting, pilotage system

Posted  February 7, 2014

Lockheed Martin has received a $60 million sustainment and support contract from AgustaWestland for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system on the United Kingdom’s Apache AH Mk-1 aircraft.  The contract includes in-country repairs, spares and technical services, as well as integrated logistics, engineering and depot repair support. The effort is…

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Local improvement projects culminate in new fuel metering station on Edwards

Posted  February 7, 2014

While T-38s took to the Edwards skies, down on the ground a group of contractors, base civil engineers and members of the Defense Logistics Agency officially opened up the new Kinder Morgan Metering Station Facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 22.

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Lockheed Martin, AeroVironment pursue joint opportunities in UAS markets

Posted  February 7, 2014

AeroVironment, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Feb. 7 announced an agreement to jointly pursue opportunities in unmanned aircraft system development. At Lockheed Martin, we look forward to partnering with AeroVironment to potentially develop integrated solutions for the unmanned systems market, said Paul Lemmo, Lockheed Martin senior vice president, corporate strategy and business development. Using our expertise…

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Register now for Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Air Force Association’s 2014 Air Warfare Symposium is just two weeks away! The 2014 Symposium will take place Feb. 19 to 21, 2014, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Themed “Preserving the Airpower Advantage,” this year’s Symposium examines current challenges facing the Air Force, the aerospace industry, and national security in…

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Remotely piloted aircraft flies first long-duration test using repurposed satellite

Posted  February 7, 2014

Using a repurposed commercial satellite, Air Force crews flew MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., during multiple missions in November and December. A test team with the 53rd Test Management Group, Detachment 4 and led by Lt. Dan Broyles successfully demonstrated inclined orbit satellite capability for MQ-1 and MQ-9 to…

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New AC-130J completes first test flight

Posted  February 7, 2014

After more than a year of modification maintenance, the newly created AC-130J Ghostrider took to the skies for the first time as a gunship at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 31.

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HAECO completes acquisition of TIMCO Aviation Services

Posted  February 7, 2014

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited announced Feb. 6 that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc., creating one of the world’s leading providers of aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul services and aircraft interiors products and services. “This is a truly exciting day for HAECO and TIMCO as our companies embark…

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Air Force to replace aviator locator beacons

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Air Force will replace thousands of unreliable aircraft personnel locator beacons across the fleet, a service official said Jan. 16. Locator beacons are an automated method used to locate an aviator should he or she eject or egress in peacetime flights, said Col. Aaron Clark, the Global Power Programs Directoratedeputy director for Air Force…

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