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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.

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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.

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

Chief of Naval Operations tours China Lake

Posted  December 7, 2016

Adm. John Richardson, who was appointed the chief of naval operations in late 2015, made his first visit to Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif., Dec. 4-5, getting an up-close look at ongoing and developing technologies coming out of the command.

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Business

Boeing to acquire Liquid Robotics, enhancing autonomous seabed-to-space information services

Posted  December 7, 2016

Liquid Robotics photograph Boeing and Liquid Robotics have collaborated on extensive integration on the Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft (SHARC®), a version of the Wave Glider®, since 2014. The SHARC, integrated with Boeing’s advanced sensors, connects intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities ranging from satellites to manned and unmanned aircraft to sub-surface crafts. Boeing has entered…

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Veterans

Sunset memorial held for USS Utah sailors

Posted  December 7, 2016

Navy photograph by PO2 Brian M. Wilbur USS Utah survivor Gilbert Meyer (second from far right) stands aboard the USS Utah Memorial during a sunset service on Ford Island. Navy Region Hawaii hosted the event to remember those who served aboard the Florida-class battleship and to honor the 58 crew members still entombed aboard the…

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Business

Latest SBIRS ground system gets green light from U.S. Air Force

Posted  December 7, 2016

Lockheed Martin's newly upgraded Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) ground system received sign-off from the U.S. Air Force, enhancing the constellation's ability to deliver infrared data that is critical to early missile warning and defense.

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Veterans

Peace, reconciliation emphasized at annual Blackened Canteen ceremony

Posted  December 7, 2016

On a warm June evening in 1945, in the skies over Shizuoka, Japan, two U.S. Army Air Force B-29s from 314th Bomb Wing collided during a planned bombing raid, killing all 23 American crewmen on board.

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