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Navy’s first F-35C squadron surpasses 1,000 flight hours

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. An F-35C Lightning II aircraft piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Chris Tabert, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, flies the squadron’s first local sortie. The F-35C is the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. VFA 101, based at Eglin Air Force Base, serves as the F-35C Fleet…

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Boeing South Carolina begins final assembly of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 Dreamliner at its South Carolina facility. The team began joining large fuselage sections of the newest 787 Nov. 22 on schedule, a proud milestone for the South Carolina team and another sign of stability for the program. The North Charleston, S.C., site joins Boeing’s Everett, Wash., final…

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Ball Aerospace equips Orion mission with key avionics, antenna hardware

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is providing the phased array antennas and flight test cameras to prime contractor Lockheed Martin for Orion's Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), which is an unmanned test flight scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as defense secretary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with President Barack Obama at the White House Nov. 24. The president announced that Hagel would resign his position as defense secretary. Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s class and integrity, President Barack Obama announced Nov. 24 at the White House that Hagel will leave his post. The president said…

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SEWIP block upgrade program evaluated for LCS

The Navy is evaluating a scaled-down version of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program system for potential incorporation on future Littoral Combat Ships


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Javelin Weapon System goes 5-for-5 in Yudh Abhyas trials

Posted  June 17, 2013

As part of the Indian Army and U.S. Army Yudh Abhyas joint exercise, the Raytheon) and Lockheed Martin Corporation Javelin Weapon System proved flawless performance as an anti-tank guided missile. Five Javelin missiles fired from the command launch unit achieved five direct-hits. The Javelins were fired by two U.S. Army gunners from the 82nd Airborne…

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NASA’s newest solar mission spacecraft ready for launch

Posted  June 17, 2013

The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph spacecraft is on track for a launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., June 26. IRIS will fill a crucial gap in the ability of scientists to advance Sun-Earth connection studies by tracing the flow of energy and plasma through a dynamic interface region ñ the chromosphere and transition region…

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UTC Aerospace Systems selected by Virgin Atlantic Airways to provide wheels, carbon brakes on Boeing 787-9 fleet

Posted  June 17, 2013

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Virgin Atlantic Airways to supply the wheels, carbon brakes and MRO services for its fleet of 16 new Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The company will provide the equipment through its Wheels & Brakes business in Troy, Ohio. The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in September 2014.  UTC Aerospace…

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Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

Posted  June 17, 2013

Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon that would slowly bring women into thousands of combat jobs, including those in elite special operations forces. Details of the plans were obtained by The Associated Press….

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Boeing, GECAS announce commitment for 10 787-10X Dreamliners

Posted  June 17, 2013

Boeing and GE Capital Aviation Services announced June 17 at the 2013 Paris Air Show a commitment to order 10 787-10X Dreamliners equipped with state-of-art GEnx engines, subject to the 787-10 program launch.

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AAR signs partnering agreement with Boeing to support rotorcraft for Royal Netherlands Air Force

Posted  June 17, 2013

AAR and Boeing have signed a formal partnering agreement that enables AAR to provide component maintenance, repair and overhaul support for Boeing rotorcraft owned and operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The alliance focuses initially on components for the RNLAF’s fleet of Boeing Chinook CH-47s and Apache AH-64s. The AAR /Boeing agreement will leverage…

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NASA selects next generation of space explorers

Posted  June 17, 2013

After an extensive year-and-a-half search, NASA has a new group of potential astronauts who will help the agency push the boundaries of exploration and travel to new destinations in the solar system, including an asteroid and Mars. Eight candidates have been selected to be NASA’s newest astronaut trainees, hoping to be among those who are…

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Jim Maser named GenCorp head of corporate strategy , development

Posted  June 17, 2013

GenCorp Inc., headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., has announced the ppointment of Jim Maser as vice president for Corporate Strategy and Development for the company. Reporting to GenCorp’s President and CEO Scott Seymour, Maser will focus on the growth of GenCorp’s business base and shareholder value. “We are very fortunate to have Jim Maser lead our…

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Warren M. Boley, Jr. named president of Aerojet Rocketdyne

Posted  June 17, 2013

GenCorp Inc. announced June 17 that Warren M. Boley, Jr. will serve as the president of Aerojet Rocketdyne, a recently formed, wholly-owned subsidiary of GenCorp Inc., effective June 17, 2013. Aerojet Rocketdyne brings together the storied capabilities of America’s two premier rocket propulsion companies. Boley first joined Aerojet as president in July 2012 and expands…

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Individual Carbine competition concludes with no winner

Posted  June 17, 2013

Army photograph Markus Rauchenberger Spec. Ethan Esposito, Joint Multinational Training Command, fires his M4 carbine rifle during United States Army Europe’s Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, July 31, 2012. The Army has been, since 2008, looking for a follow-on weapon for the M4 carbine. In 2011, it began the Individual Carbine competition. Recently, the…

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