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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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Business

UTC Aerospace Systems to deliver new wheels and brakes to U.S. Air Force for 475 F-15 aircraft

Posted  July 11, 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., will deliver new wheels and brakes to the U.S. Air Force for 475 of its F-15 aircraft, with the first deliveries scheduled to begin in August. The wheels and brakes feature the latest in technology and industry-leading innovation. The new carbon brakes will provide four times…

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Boeing, Mahindra Defence Systems open C-17 training center for Indian Air Force

Posted  July 11, 2016

Boeing and Mahindra Defence Systems July 8 formally opened a center in Gurgaon to provide C-17 training services to the Indian Air Force.

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F-35 program announces phase II cost reduction initiatives

Posted  July 11, 2016

The Department of Defense announced two initiatives with industry to reduce F-35 Lightning II production and sustainment costs July 11. The first is a two-year extension of the “Blueprint for Affordability for Production” program announced in 2014, and the second is the creation of a similar concept to reduce the operation and sustainment costs of…

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Defense

Ogden ALC delivers 12th F-35A

Posted  July 11, 2016

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Ogden, Utah, recently completed modifications on the 12th F-35A Lightning II for the Air Force's active-duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing.

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News Briefs – July 11, 2016

Posted  July 11, 2016

Iranian fighter jet crashes, pilots survive Iranian state TV says an air force Sukhoi-24 has crashed while on patrol near the southern city of Shiraz, and that the two pilots ejected and survived. The July 10 report did not say what caused the fighter jet crash, but said an investigation is underway. Iran signed a…

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