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NASA announces QSF series to validate community response technique

An upcoming NASA supersonic research flight series will examine methodology and technology to be used in future community response testing with the agency’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator aircraft, or LBFD.

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First-of-kind P-8A ground test saves $11.2 million, reduces schedule

Seeking to improve “Speed to Fleet,” a team from across the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division test and evaluation community created, developed and successfully completed capabilities-based testing and evaluation in a Live, Virtual and Constructive environment for P-8A Poseidon mission systems.

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Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition

Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.. April 17, 2018.

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Marines complete first F/A-18, APKWS operational flights

The Marine Corps’ F/A-18 squadrons recently flew with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, a highly accurate 2.75 rocket that provides air-to-ground weapon support.

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Army looks to modernize safety doctrine

Sweeping changes to Army Safety doctrine, training, and ease of accident reporting are the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center's top priorities, explained Brig. Gen David J. Francis as he addressed safety professionals from around the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command recently.


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News Briefs – July 29, 2016

Posted  July 29, 2016

Northrop Grumman tops second quarter forecasts Northrop Grumman on July 27 reported second-quarter net income of $517 million. On a per-share basis, the Falls Church, Virginia-based company said it had net income of $2.85. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $2.60 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts…

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Headlines – July 29, 2016

Posted  July 29, 2016

News Is this the end of the Jumbo Jet? – For decades it was the largest passenger aircraft in the skies, earning it the affectionate nickname of the Jumbo Jet.     Space The voices of the cosmos – The universe is full of supermassive black holes that send out powerful X-rays over a scale…

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Air Force researching advanced manufacturing techniques for aircraft parts replacement

Posted  August 1, 2016

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $10 million research project for refining the efficiency of Air Force aircraft part replacement to America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, located in Youngstown, Ohio. This will be the first project under a new five-year cooperative agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory and America…

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NASA orders second SpaceX crew mission to ISS

Posted  August 1, 2016

NASA took another important step July 29 in returning U.S. astronaut launches from U.S. soil with the order of a second post-certification mission from commercial provider SpaceX in Hawthorne, Calif. Commercial crew flights from Florida’s Space Coast to the International Space Station will restore America’s human spaceflight launch capability and increase the time U.S. crews…

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AM General to build 1,673 HMMWVs

Posted  August 1, 2016

AM General has been awarded a $356,213,318 contract to manufacture and deliver 1,673 HMMWVs to the U.S. government for further delivery to the Afghanistan National Army and Police. The contract calls on AM General to deliver 1,259 -M1151A1B1 HMMWVs and 414 — M1152 A1B2 HMMWV models. Vehicle manufacturing will commence at the AM General Military…

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