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AF researchers aiming to increase energy security through microgrids

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, is exploring microgrid and alternative fuel technologies in an effort to move military operations toward greater energy independence.

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Boeing, EVA Airways finalize Taiwan’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

Boeing and EVA Airways Nov. 24 finalized a historic order for up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners. The order, valued at more than $8 billion at current list prices, marks the largest single commercial airplane purchase in Taiwan aviation.

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PAC-3 Missile intercepts target in flight test

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted an incoming target Nov. 19, as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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New ‘Chem milling’ process garners positive reaction by producing parts quickly

Bubbles of hydrogen gas boiled and rolled as electroplater Marissa DeMent dunked a new piece of what will become an F/A-18 Hornet’s aluminum exterior component into a chemical bath at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla.

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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope receives first mirror installation

NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory’s construction.

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F135 engine testing benefits F-35 fleet

Posted  November 6, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine, used in the F-35 Lightning II, successfully demonstrated hot-life capability during accelerated mission testing at AEDC. Pictured here is the engine during testing in the Engine Test Facility’s sea level 2 test cell. The full hot-life capability of Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine, which…

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USS Stennis operations

Posted  November 6, 2015

Navy photograph by PO3 Joanathan Jiang Hospitalman Cristo Salazar, from San Antonio, treats Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Arturo Garcia, from Palmdale, Calif., and Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Airman Apprentice Jeanpaul Latorre, from Miami, during a mass casualty drill in USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) hangar bay. Stennis’ crew is currently preparing for fleet replacement squadron…

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Raytheon will begin FAB-T satellite communication terminal production

Posted  November 6, 2015

The U.S. Air Force has cleared its Milestone C decision briefing allowing Raytheon to start low-rate initial production of communications terminals for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminal (FAB-T) program. The Milestone C review marks the beginning of the production phase of the program. Raytheon will produce both airborne and ground terminal…

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NASA mission reveals speed of solar wind stripping Martian atmosphere

Posted  November 6, 2015

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has identified the process that appears to have played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment that might have supported surface life to the cold, arid planet Mars is today.

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USS Ronald Reagan action

Posted  November 6, 2015

Navy photograph by PO3 James Lee Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Alexander Taschner, from Palmdale, Calif., uses a bandsaw to cut an angle iron in the airframe shop aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a…

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