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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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Commanders expect contractors to deliver capability, say leaders

Posted  May 15, 2017

When a commander needs a capability, there's an expectation that the contractor hired to provide that capability "is going to come trained to be able to execute that mission and step up immediately, just like it's a tank company or some other entity that can hit the ground running," said Jay T. Carr.

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Textron Systems successfully tests Fury® against moving targets

Posted  May 15, 2017

Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems, a business of Textron Inc., announced May15 the successful testing of the Fury® lightweight precision guided glide munition against moving targets at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz. This test marks a significant milestone, as it marks the completion of the Fury weapon’s development. The Weapon & Sensor Systems team conducted…

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USS Gabrielle Giffords begins sailaway

Posted  May 15, 2017

USA Austal photograph Future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) is heading back to Austal USA after launching from the drydock at BAE Ship Systems. She’s passing Austal’s vessel completion yard where USNS Yuma (EPF 8), future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and future USS Omaha (LCS 12) are docked. The Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, the…

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Lockheed Martin’s modernized A2100 completes propulsion subsystem manufacturing, delivery

Posted  May 15, 2017

Lockheed Martin has completed the propulsion subsystem for the first modernized A2100 satellite. Integral to the spacecraft, the subsystem helps raise the satellite into orbit after launch and keeps it on station throughout its mission life. The propulsion subsystem – a hybrid of electrical and liquid technology – was built at Lockheed Martin’s facility in…

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Move over, Humvee. Army shows off a new ride

Posted  May 15, 2017

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) was displayed May 2 at Fort Eustis, Va., attracting a stream of curious on-lookers. That's understandable.

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