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Air Force selects UTC Aerospace Systems DB-110 for multi-nation foreign military sales acquisition

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., announced Feb. 21 that it has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an initial ceiling of $22.9 million from the U.S. Air Force for the DB-110 Airborne Reconnaissance System.

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NASA wants ideas from university teams for future human space missions

Teams at U.S. colleges and universities have an opportunity to potentially help NASA with innovative design ideas to meet the challenges of space exploration.

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Lockheed Martin completes assembly on Arabsat’s newest communications satellite

A new, high-capacity communications satellite that will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe is one step closer to launch.

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First Sikorsky combat rescue helicopter enters final assembly

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission.

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Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.


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Business

Boeing 737 MAX 8 earns FAA certification

Posted  March 10, 2017

Boeing announced March 9 that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the 737 MAX 8 airplane for commercial service. Boeing is now in the final stages of preparing for the first 737 MAX 8 delivery to customers in the coming months. To earn certification for the 737 MAX 8, Boeing undertook a comprehensive…

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Exploring the unseen with augmented reality

Posted  March 10, 2017

What if you could see virtual antenna polar patterns superimposed on aircraft or the effects of electromagnetic interference?

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Defense

Pacific mission demonstrates C-5M upgrades

Posted  March 10, 2017

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm Senior Airman Elias Wilson, 22nd Airlift Squadron, offloads cargo with Airmen from the 730th Air Mobility Squadron after arriving to Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 5, 2017. The team worked together to offload nearly 50,000 pounds of various cargo. A C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft from the 22nd…

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft parachutes tested at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

Posted  March 10, 2017

NASA photograph Engineers successfully tested the parachutes for NASA’s Orion spacecraft at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona March 8. This was the second test in a series of eight that will certify Orion’s parachutes for human spaceflight. The test, which dropped an Orion engineering model from a C-17 aircraft at 25,000 feet,…

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Defense

AF begins migrating email to cloud-based system in 2017

Posted  March 10, 2017

The dreaded “your mailbox is full” message is soon to be a thing of the past under a recent directive by the Air Force Space Command to realign resources to more critical priorities and outsourcing services like email.

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