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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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Air Force releases report on Reaper crash

Posted  July 11, 2016

A ground control station error in the wake of a starter-generator failure led to the intentional crash of an MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft in the CENTCOM area of responsibility Nov. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released July 11. The aircraft, valued at $9.9 million, was assigned to the 432nd…

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New era of airpower exhibited at world’s largest air show

Posted  July 11, 2016

Air Force photograph by A1C Zachary Bumpus An F-35A Lightning II flies alongside a P-51 Mustang during a heritage flight at the 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo, at Royal Air Force Fairford, England. The air show took place from July 8-10, 2016. RIAT 16 afforded an opportunity for new aircraft, like the F-35, to be…

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Sikorsky S-76D™ VIP helicopter receives expanded EASA validation

Posted  July 11, 2016

The European Aviation Safety Agency has completed a second phase of validations for new capabilities and expanded performance of the Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company, made the announcement at the Farnborough International Air Show and expects to make its first delivery to a European VIP customer this year. The newly validated capabilities…

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U.S. Army enlists Raytheon to help develop next-generation radar

Posted  July 11, 2016

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has entered into a collaborative alliance via a $1.1 million grant with Raytheon to develop Scalable, Agile, Multimode, Front End Technology, or SAMFET, for the Army’s Next Generation Radar program. As part of a 24-month cooperative research agreement within ARL’s Advanced RF Technologies Program, Raytheon will work with ARL to…

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U.S. to deploy THAAD missile battery to South Korea

Posted  July 11, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system pictured here provides the ballistic missile defense system with a globally transportable, rapidly deployable capability to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles inside or outside the atmosphere during its final phase of flight, according to DOD’s Missile Defense Agency website. Based on recent consultations, the United States…

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