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NASA announces QSF series to validate community response technique

An upcoming NASA supersonic research flight series will examine methodology and technology to be used in future community response testing with the agency’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator aircraft, or LBFD.

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First-of-kind P-8A ground test saves $11.2 million, reduces schedule

Seeking to improve “Speed to Fleet,” a team from across the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division test and evaluation community created, developed and successfully completed capabilities-based testing and evaluation in a Live, Virtual and Constructive environment for P-8A Poseidon mission systems.

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Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition

Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.. April 17, 2018.

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Marines complete first F/A-18, APKWS operational flights

The Marine Corps’ F/A-18 squadrons recently flew with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, a highly accurate 2.75 rocket that provides air-to-ground weapon support.

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Army looks to modernize safety doctrine

Sweeping changes to Army Safety doctrine, training, and ease of accident reporting are the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center's top priorities, explained Brig. Gen David J. Francis as he addressed safety professionals from around the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command recently.


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Air Force awards Adaptive Engine Transition Program contracts

Posted  July 8, 2016

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Propulsion Directorate here has issued two separate contracts to design, develop, fabricate, and test complete, flight-weight, centerline, 45,000-pound thrust-class adaptive engines in the Adaptive Engine Transition Program . The contracts were awarded June 30 to General Electric Aviation and Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corporation. Both contracts…

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New crew members, including NASA biologist, launch to space station

Posted  July 8, 2016

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:36 p.m., EDT, July 6.

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News Briefs – July 8, 2016

Posted  July 8, 2016

Coroner ruled Death of Navy SEAL trainee a homicide A Southern California medical examiner says a Navy SEAL trainee was repeatedly dunked by an instructor in his first week of basic training and has ruled his death a homicide. The San Diego County autopsy report released July 8 says Seaman James Derek Lovelace’s cause of…

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Headlines – July 8, 2016

Posted  July 8, 2016

News Obama backtracks on Afghanistan withdrawal, cites ‘precarious’ security situation – President Barack Obama called the security environment in Afghanistan “precarious” and July 6 he will keep more troops on the ground in Afghanistan than previously planned. Obama repeatedly promised to end the U.S. mission in Afghanistan before the end of his administration in 2017,…

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U.S. Air Force selects Boeing for KC-46 Pegasus maintenance training

Posted  July 11, 2016

Boeing will help the U.S. Air Force train its KC-46 Pegasus maintenance personnel for the next seven years under a new $78 million contract, which includes contract options.

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