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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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An eye for an eye

Posted  November 14, 2016

An aircraft accelerating down the runway with 8,500 pounds of thrust and a wingspan greater than a Boeing 737 is inherently dangerous. The danger is amplified when the pilot isn’t even located on board the aircraft.

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Adaptive flight control testing benefits TPS, university students

Posted  November 14, 2016

A recent test management project helped not only to validate an adaptive flight control system, but provided valuable educational experience to military and university students.

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GA-ASI conducts first flight of Avenger Extended Range

Posted  November 14, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Nov. 10 the successful first flight of its new Avenger® Extended Range aircraft, an extended range version of its multi-mission jet-powered Predator® C Avenger which has accumulated more than 13,000 flight hours to date.

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$12.9 billion, 4.5 acres: Navy’s next-generation aircraft carrier

Posted  November 14, 2016

http://interactives.ap.org/2016/uss-gerald-ford/ NEWPORT NEWS, Va.–The Navy refers to its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, as “4.5 acres of sovereign U.S. territory.” The $12.9 billion warship — the first of the Navy’s next generation of aircraft carriers — is in the final stages of construction after cost overruns and a delay of more than…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado

Life after military service

Posted  November 14, 2016

According to a 2014 study by the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are over 19 million veterans throughout the United States and its territories.

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