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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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News

Headlines – July 11, 2016

Posted  July 11, 2016

News Going on offense: Obama’s new Afghan war policy begins to take shape – Now that President Obama has abandoned his plan to greatly scale back U.S.-involvement in the Afghan war, military commanders are drawing up plans to help Afghan forces hammer Taliban insurgents.   Carter: U.S. will use Iraq city as base to retake…

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New JSOW C-1 State-of-the-art glide weapon ready for U.S. Navy

Posted  July 14, 2016

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have completed all operational tests for the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1, making this newest variant of the guided glide weapon ready for US Navy fleet release and declaration of Initial Operational Capability. JSOW C-1 includes a Link-16 datalink and maritime moving target capability to provide fleet forces with robust, flexible…

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Defense

Around the Air Force: July 12

Posted  July 14, 2016

In this look around the Air Force, eight new bases are nominated as possible battlefield Airmen training bases, a new undershirt helps keep Airmen cool, and a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate makes the Olympic team.

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Navy photograph by PO1 Andrea Perez
Defense

Blue Angels announce new solo pilot

Posted  July 14, 2016

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced their selection of a prior Blue Angels pilot to serve as their new Blue Angel #6 Opposing Solo pilot July 11.

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Business

Lockheed Martin completes Rapid Sniper ATP deliveries to the Netherlands

Posted  July 14, 2016

Lockheed Martin recently completed rapid delivery of 14 Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods to the Royal Netherlands Air Force, outfitting a squadron in support of urgent mission requirements. Five of the 14 Sniper ATPs were delivered within 180 days of contract for fielding on the RNLAF’s F-16s. Initial training, spares and support equipment were also provided….

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