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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Global military spending nearly $1.7 trillion amid Mideast conflicts

Posted  April 6, 2016

Global military spending rose in 2015 to nearly $1.7 trillion, the first increase in several years, driven by conflicts including the battle against the Islamic State group, the Saudi-led war in Yemen and fears about Iran, a report released April 5 shows. The study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute also noted that the…

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Gone but not forgotten: Wreaths honor those who gave all

Posted  December 14, 2015

Once Susan Zerbe learned that a CH-47 Chinook helicopter had been shot down in Afghanistan, killing all 30 U.S. troops on board, she knew her son was one of them.

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Drone manufacture speaks at Plane Crazy

Posted  February 5, 2016

Star Wars and Hunger Games maybe a little closer to reality than we may think. Eileen Shibly, featured speaker at Plane Crazy, the monthly event at Mojave Air and Space Port, introduced Monarch Inc., a drone design and manufacture company who builds custom programs for various clients. She currently serves as the director of the…

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News Briefs – November 7, 2016

Posted  November 7, 2016

Hawaii soldier killed in training exercise The U.S. Army says a soldier has died during training exercises on Oahu. The soldier, who was based at Schofield Barracks, died Nov. 3 in the Kahuku area. The soldier’s name is being withheld pending notification of family. Officials have not released further details about the death. They say…

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Restraints on the U.S. DOD helicopter market limit industry’s prospects

Posted  October 15, 2015

With a small number of new procurement programs scheduled for the coming years, the need for logistical support, upgrades, and the remanufacture of current platforms and subsystems will sustain growth in the U.S. Department of Defense helicopter market. Opportunities will emerge from the DOD’s demand for innovative systems and solutions to increase the service life…

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