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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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Defense

Army makes changes to retention programs

Posted  October 28, 2016

Career counselors are urging Army Soldiers to read the changes to the Army enlisted force retention program, re-class and initial entry requirements that took effect in 2016.

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Business

Boeing, UPS announce order for 14 747-8 Freighters

Posted  October 28, 2016

Boeing and UPS announced Oct. 27 an order for 14 747-8 Freighters. The agreement also includes an option to purchase an additional 14 of the cargo airplanes.

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Defense

QF-4 mission nearly complete

Posted  October 28, 2016

The QF-4 Aerial Target mission is winding down and two of the aircraft visited Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 25, 2016, so that those who have supported F-4 Phantom IIs over the years could see them one last time.

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Business

Boeing has a banner third quarter, sees more of the same ahead

Posted  October 28, 2016

Boeing’s third-quarter profit rose 34 percent on lower taxes, and the company raised its forecast for 2016 earnings, revenue and airplane deliveries. The results beat Wall Street expectations. CEO Dennis Muilenburg called the aircraft market “generally positive” with a “moderate” pace of sales orders. Demand for the single-aisle 737 remains strong, he said, but the…

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Defense

Nimitz completes at-sea ammunition onload

Posted  October 28, 2016

Navy photograph by PO2 Siobhana R. McEwen The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) steams in the Pacific Ocean while conducting carrier qualifications. Commissioned in 1975, Nimitz is the oldest carrier in the fleet, and first in the Nimitz-class of carriers. Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conducted its first at-sea ammunition onload in more…

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