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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!

Photograph by Dennis Anderson Local

‘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.”

NASA photograph by Kim Shiflett Space

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.

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Laiqa Hitt Defense

DOD must be more agile in technology development, official says

The Defense Department must embrace a more agile approach to technology development to keep pace with rapidly evolving adversaries, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering told lawmakers April 17.

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News Briefs – May 3, 2017

Posted  May 3, 2017

Defense contractor BAE Systems expanding, adding 530 jobs A defense contractor that makes tanks and other fighting vehicles for the U.S. military plans to expand a central Pennsylvania plant and add 530 jobs. BAE Systems announced the plans May 1 at the company’s West Manchester Township operation in York County, Penn. Gov. Tom Wolf’s office…

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Raptors take out aerial targets in missile tests

Posted  May 3, 2017

The F-22 completed operational tests of air-to-air missiles against an aerial target April 18 at the Utah Test and Training Range as part of a major capability upgrade.

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Recognizing supplier performance at Aeronautics

Posted  May 3, 2017

Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business recently designated 27 small and large businesses as top-performing suppliers for 2016, representing the top 2 percent of a supply base of 1,400 suppliers. “This award recognizes suppliers holding a 98 percent on-time delivery rating with a 98 percent quality rating. Their role with us makes an impact far beyond performance…

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Missing Persons Branch aids family of Vietnam-era pilot, many others

Posted  May 3, 2017

Air Force photograph On April 7, 1966, Air Force Capt. Robert Barnett was the pilot of a B-57B Canberra on a strike mission over Laos when his aircraft was hit by hostile ground fire and crashed. Barnett was declared killed in action. His remains were recently recovered and the Texas native was laid to rest…

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Contract briefs

Posted  May 3, 2017

U.S. Transportation Command   American President Lines Ltd., Scottsdale, Ariz., is being awarded a $59,588,000 maximum ceiling modification (P00008) exercising the first option period to previously awarded contract HTC711-15-D-R048 for commercial multimodal transportation.  The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $205,278,000 from $145,690,000.  This contract provides for international commercial multimodal…

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