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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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Defense

Air Force agreement helps small business compete in the general aviation industry

Posted  November 22, 2016

A patent licensing agreement and cooperative research and development agreement with the Air Force have been major factors in helping one small business directly compete with the largest aviation companies in the industry.

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Business

Boeing names new senior leaders, launches Integrated Services Business

Posted  November 22, 2016

Boeing photograph Ray Conner Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg Nov. 21 named Kevin G. McAllister president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, succeeding company Vice Chairman Ray Conner in that role. Muilenburg also appointed Stanley A. Deal president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, a new business unit to be formed from the…

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Defense

Advanced structural health monitoring technology for weapon systems is one goal of new AFRL agreement

Posted  November 22, 2016

A new agreement between the Air Force and academia will help advance critical technologies, such as those used to reliably monitor structures of the next-generation munitions airframes and other weapons systems. The Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate recently signed an educational partnership agreement with Iowa State University of Science and Technology. The 28-month agreement…

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News

Headlines – November 18, 2016

Posted  November 18, 2016

News One month in, Iraq still faces grueling urban combat in Mosul – Layers of hastily erected barricades built from rubble and twisted metal trace Mosul’s eastern front line where Iraqi forces and Islamic State group fighters are facing off in the dense neighborhoods and narrow alleyways of the country’s second largest city.    …

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News Briefs – November 18, 2016

Posted  November 18, 2016

U.S. disputes Jordan’s claim that Americans caused shooting The U.S. Embassy in Jordan on Nov. 17 disputed Amman’s claim that U.S. trainers sparked a deadly shooting incident at a Jordanian military base this month by disobeying orders from Jordanian soldiers. The shooting killed three Americans. The three slain Americans were assigned to the 5th Special…

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