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Cope South experts exchange knowledge, techniques

The flight line here at exercise Cope South 15 is usually a flurry of activity every morning, with maintainers firing up auxiliary power units and loadmasters finalizing their cargo plan.

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Boeing announces ANA’s commitment to more jetliners

Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced Jan. 30 the airline’s intent to purchase three 787-10 Dreamliners to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet.

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Defense

Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

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USS Elrod is decommissioned

Placed into commission nearly 30 years ago, the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) was decommissioned Jan. 30 during a Naval Station Norfolk ceremony, led by Cmdr. Brad Stallings, commanding officer.

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Ball Aerospace integrates two of five instruments for JPSS-1

Two of the five instruments scheduled to fly on the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System -1, have been integrated to the spacecraft bus by prime contractor Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.


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U.S. Army awards Raytheon $54 million for Excalibur Ib

Posted  September 11, 2013

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon a $54 million contract for the procurement of the second lot of the Excalibur Ib artillery round. The Excalibur Ib is a precision-guided artillery projectile based on Raytheon’s combat-proven Excalibur Ia-1 and Ia-2, a 155mm precision-guided, extended-range projectile that uses GPS precision guidance to provide accurate, first round, fire-for-effect…

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U.S., Chinese reps stress progress in consultative talks

Posted  September 11, 2013

Defense officials from the United States and China met in Beijing Sept. 10 and discussed how to continue the progress that has taken place in the military relationship between their countries, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Sept. 10. In a statement summarizing the 14th annual defense consultative talks, Little said James N. Miller, undersecretary…

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Events

Warbirds, vintage aircraft on display at Wings Wheels & Rotors 2013

Posted  September 11, 2013

    Wings Wheels and Rotors 2013 is expected to be another great event with a large turnout and the usual spectacular activities and displays. This year WWRE is set for Oct. 27 WWRE 2013 is an annual open house and family event hosted by the  Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce and the California National…

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Space

Space station crew lands, wrapping up 166 days in space

Posted  September 11, 2013

Expedition 36 crew members Chris Cassidy of NASA and Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency have returned to Earth from the International Space Station, landing safely in Kazakhstan at 10:58 p.m., EDT, Sept. 10. Cassidy, Vinogradov and Misurkin, who launched to the station March 29, spent 166 days in space….

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Business

Lockheed Martin-built AEHF satellite encapsulated for upcoming launch

Posted  September 11, 2013

The third Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite built by Lockheed Martin has been encapsulated into its payload fairing in preparation for a Sept. 18 liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The AEHF system is the nation’s only protected strategic and tactical satellite communications program. It works in concert with…

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Obama, Hagel, Dempsey commemorate 9/11 anniversary

Posted  September 11, 2013

DOD photograph by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a ceremony for victims of the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon at the Pentagon Memorial, Sept. 11, 2013. More than the stone and water that commemorate those who…

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Royal Australian Air Force gifts General Dynamics F-111C jet to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Posted  September 11, 2013

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor welcomed the General Dynamics F-111C jet (serial number A8-130) to its collection of vintage and high performance aircraft.

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Tech

A patent on the future

Posted  September 11, 2013

A button-sized bomb detector, a terrain awareness warning system and a retention harness: NAVAIR recognized the inventors of these and more at an awards ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Aug. 29. “I want to share leadership’s sincere appreciation for the contributions each of you have made and continue to make to naval…

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NASA awards center maintenance, operations, engineering contract

Posted  September 11, 2013

NASA has selected Jacobs Technology, Inc., of Tullahoma, Tenn., to provide core support services at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., in the areas of institutional and research operations, maintenance and engineering. The contract will be a hybrid contract consisting of a component for sustaining services and an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity component. The core…

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Business

THAAD, Aegis BMD successfully engage multiple targets during integrated BMD system test

Posted  September 11, 2013

Lockheed Martin’s Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense Weapon System and the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System successfully conducted a complex missile defense flight test resulting in the intercept of two medium-range ballistic missile targets in an operationally realistic environment. The test was conducted at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site and surrounding areas in the western…

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