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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

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Aerotech News and Review April 20, 2018 Digital Edition

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry, and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition It’s been a busy couple of weeks in Aerospace Valley, and we have a full issue of news and features for you. The military and veteran community marked…

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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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‘Gunny and Me’: One story among many

The story that connected my life to R. Lee Ermey, the thunder-spitting volcano of drill field invective in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” began as a routine interview story. It is only one among thousands of stories about Ermey, but it is something like his Marine Corps ode to the rifle: “There are many like it, but this one is mine.”

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NASA Planet Hunter on its way to orbit

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life.


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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completes hot-fire tests

Posted  July 27, 2016

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., has successfully completed a series of hot-fire development tests on three Reaction Control System engines for Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation-100 Starliner service module propulsion system.

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Department of the Army announces upcoming deployment

Posted  July 27, 2016

The Department of the Army announced today the deployment of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, with about 800 soldiers to Afghanistan in the summer of 2016. This deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. “I could not be more proud of…

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Lockheed Martin’s ELGTR releases for first time from U.S. Air National Guard F-16

Posted  July 27, 2016

A U.S. Air National Guard unit successfully released eight Lockheed Martin Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds during recent flight evaluations at the Barry M. Goldwater Ranges near Gila Bend, Ariz. These flight evaluations marked the first time an ANG unit has flown the training round and completes the evaluation of ELGTR on their F-16C/D Block…

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NASA’s next planet hunter will look closer to home

Posted  July 27, 2016

As the search for life on distant planets heats up, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is bringing this hunt closer to home.

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Autonomous Global Hawk surpasses 200,000 flight hours

Posted  July 27, 2016

Northrop Grumman's autonomous Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system surpassed 200,000 flight hours, reinforcing its status as the most effective high altitude, long endurance intelligence gathering aircraft in the world.

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