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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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Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway

Posted  November 30, 2016

When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force. This is why a team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been working for the past year on the Air Force Research Laboratory’s C-17 Drag Reduction Program.

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Trade body says Boeing was offered illegal tax breaks in U.S.

Posted  November 30, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. plane maker Boeing received major illegal tax breaks from Washington state, a world trade body ruled Monday, adding that the federal government should now take action to end that support within months. The Chicago-based company and the European Union, which backs Boeing’s key European rival Airbus, both claimed the ruling by…

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U.S. Navy releases logo for 75th anniversary of World War II

Posted  November 30, 2016

The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) released a logo to kick off its commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Navy's experiences in World War II, officials announced Nov. 29.

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Korean War veteran honored by nephew

Posted  November 30, 2016

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Russell Rhodes speaks to the audience after receiving the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016. The 85-year-old Rhodes requested the medal ceremony be held at the base’s fuels flight, where Rhodes was stationed during his Air…

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Northrop Grumman passes key development milestones on DARPA/U.S. Navy Tern program

Posted  November 30, 2016

A future with highly autonomous unmanned aircraft conducting intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, targeting and strike missions from small-deck U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps ships gained momentum recently when Northrop Grumman successfully passed two key milestones for the Tern program.

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