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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.


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Boeing, U.S. Air Force extend partnership so sustain GPS constellations

Posted  February 3, 2017

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–Boeing and the U.S. Air Force recently signed a Global Positioning System sustainment agreement that will ensure the navigation capabilities relied upon by millions of military and commercial users remain robust for years to come. Under the agreement, Boeing will support GPS IIA and IIF satellites currently on orbit for the next five…

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Drone flight tests FAA’s technologies for spacecraft re-entry

Posted  February 3, 2017

A drone released from a high-altitude balloon carried a payload to evaluate how the equipment could help the FAA detect and track commercial spacecraft entering the National Air Space, NAS, as it descends from space.

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NAWCWD’s ongoing Spike efforts pay off in successful fire

Posted  February 3, 2017

Navy photograph Footage taken aboard Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake shows the impact of a Spike missile on an Outlaw unmanned aerial vehicle during a Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division demonstration in December 2016. From its first guided shot just over a decade ago to a 2015 folding fin demonstration, the homegrown Spike…

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NASA, Armstrong great places to work

Posted  February 3, 2017

NASA was selected as the best place to work for the fifth straight year in a survey of federal government employees.

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Lightning strikes twice in Florida: Two Air Guard pilots are forging the future of the F-35

Posted  February 3, 2017

As the skies over Valparaiso, Fla., play host to numerous aircraft from multiple branches of the Department of Defense, pilots from the Florida Air National Guard are training aviators on the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter.

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