Featured Headlines

stratolaunch3 Local

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.

Boeing photograph Space & Technology

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.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

News

News Briefs – January 11, 2017

Posted  January 11, 2017

Air Force grants honorable discharge to 91-year-old gay vet A 91-year-old veteran who was dismissed from the U.S. Air Force as “undesirable” in 1948 because he is gay has had that discharge status changed to “honorable.” The move by the Air Force comes in response to a lawsuit filed in November by H. Edward Spires…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Joseph M. Juarez Jr.
Space

SMC’s ninth WGS satellite arrives in Florida for launch

Posted  January 11, 2017

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center-sponsored ninth Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft arrived today at Titusville-Cocoa Airport, Fla.

Full Story »

Business

Electric Boat says it can meet Navy goal for adding subs

Posted  January 11, 2017

Submarine builder Electric Boat of Groton, Conn., would be able to meet the expectations of an ambitious U.S. Navy shipbuilding plan, given the time and resources, company president Jeffrey Geiger said Jan. 9. The Navy released a 355-ship proposal last month that calls for adding 47 ships, including 18 attack submarines. That’s five more ships…

Full Story »

Navy photograph
Defense

‘60 Minutes’ showcases work at China Lake

Posted  January 11, 2017

CBS News national security correspondent David Martin and a 10-person production crew spent six days filming test events and interviews at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake last October; the “60 Minutes” segment aired on Jan. 8.

Full Story »

LM-satellite
Space

Last look before lift-off: SBIRS GEO Flight 3 encapsulated for launch

Posted  January 11, 2017

The U.S. Air Force’s next Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, was encapsulated on Jan. 7 at Cape Canaveral, Fla., where it will launch on Jan. 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Encapsulation refers to the sealing of the satellite in a protective launch vehicle fairing—one…

Full Story »