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Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft ready for demonstration flights

Boeing photograph The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. Flights for prospective…

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F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative

"The workshare initiative is an example of how Arnold Engineering Development Complex consistently improves the test experience," said Dan Blaettler, program manager of U.S. Air Force Engine Component Improvement.

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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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96th Test Group brings ‘R2-D2′ to life

Courtesy photograph A Rear Cockpit Pallet is mounted in the back of a T-38 Talon Jan. 13, 2015 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The project to build the RCP began from a need to design a platform that could serve to perform high dynamic testing of new GPS technology inside the 56 year-old T-38…

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ATK completes installation of world’s largest solid rocket motor for ground test

NASA and ATK have completed installing the first Space Launch System booster qualification motor, QM-1, in a specialized test stand in Utah.


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NASA, Microsoft collaboration will allow scientists to ‘work on Mars’

Posted  January 23, 2015

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens. Developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., OnSight will give scientists a means to plan and, along with the Mars Curiosity rover, conduct science…

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Headlines January 19, 2015

Posted  January 19, 2015

News Schools on military bases struggle with maintenance Water leaks stain the ceiling of Irving L. Branch Elementary School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Electrical wiring is exposed, and students are careful to avoid cracks in the playground’s asphalt.   Business Shrouded in mystery, new bomber makes waves With a winner expected to be…

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News Briefs January 19, 2015

Posted  January 19, 2015

Decommissioned USS Constellation arrives in Texas for scrap The decommissioned USS Constellation has reached a South Texas shipyard where it will be scrapped. Officials with towing company Foss Maritime announced the former aircraft carrier arrived the afternoon of Jan. 16 in Brownsville. International Shipbreaking Ltd. will be paid $3 million to scrap the former military…

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Army researchers develop batteries that don’t corrode

Posted  January 19, 2015

Army photograph by Conrad Johnson Emily Wikner, an Army Research Laboratory intern (left), assists Army Research Laboratory scientist Arthur Cresce, in the Electrochemistry Branch. Cresce is the co-inventor of an electrolyte additive with the potential to increase lithium battery energy density by 30 percent. New, lighter batteries are under development for Soldiers now, in-house, at…

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USS Peleliu to be decommissioned after nearly 35 years of service

Posted  January 19, 2015

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) will end nearly 35 years of service during a decommissioning ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. at Pier #7 at Naval Base San Diego, March 31.

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BAE providing engineering, integration support for Navy’s most advanced weapon system

Posted  January 19, 2015

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract to provide critical system engineering, integration, and testing expertise for the Aegis Combat System on board surface ships. The initial award is valued at $23 million with the total value of the five-year contract estimated at $120 million. “Our Aegis system engineering experts have been…

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First military grade 12-micron thermal weapon sight unveiled

Posted  January 19, 2015

BAE Systems Jan. 19 unveiled its first-to-market 12-micron thermal imaging technology that significantly improves the effectiveness of thermal weapon sights. The company’s Universal Thermal Clip-On version XII (UTCÆ XII) is the first military-grade thermal weapon sight to include the new 12-micron technology, which greatly reduces lens size, total system weight, and battery use, while delivering…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Posted  January 19, 2015

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James deliver their, “State of the Air Force,” press conference Jan. 15, 2015, in Washington, D.C. In her comments, James said we are the greatest Air Force in the world…

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Japan selects E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, RQ-4 Global Hawk to improve intel gathering capabilities

Posted  January 19, 2015

The Japan Ministry of Defense has selected two Northrop Grumman systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

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Boeing receives orders for 336 more military rescue radios, system upgrades

Posted  January 19, 2015

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. ñ Boeing will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios, and upgrade the system’s global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a combined total value of about $9.7 million. The U.S. military uses the global CSEL communication system to aid the rescue of downed…

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