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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.


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News Briefs – December 12, 2016

Posted  December 12, 2016

Body of U.S. Marine Corps pilot found after crash off Japan A U.S Marine Corps pilot who died after his jet fighter crashed off Japan was identified Dec. 9 as Capt. James E. Frederick of Corpus Christi, Texas. Frederick, 32, ejected from his F/A-18 during training the evening if Dec. 7 about 120 miles (190…

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Lockheed Martin, U.S. Air Force move forward with upgrade to contingency GPS III operations

Posted  December 12, 2016

The U.S. Air Force approved Lockheed Martin's design to upgrade the current GPS satellite ground control system with new capabilities that will enable it to operate more powerful and accurate GPS III satellites.

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Boeing, Iran Air announce agreement for 80 airplanes

Posted  December 12, 2016

Boeing and Iran Air announced an agreement Dec. 11 for 80 aircraft that includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s, valued at $16.6 billion at list prices. Based on its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Iran Air announced in June, the contract was reached within the terms of the U.S. Government license…

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Air Mobility Command enables delivery of Israel’s first F-35s

Posted  December 12, 2016

Air Mobility Command Airmen worked around the clock to ensure Israel’s first two F-35 aircraft were delivered Dec. 12, making the U.S. ally the only country in the Middle East flying a fifth generation fighter aircraft.

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Lockheed Martin’s modernized TACMS missile repeats success in second flight test

Posted  December 12, 2016

Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a second modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile in a flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test follows closely behind the successful first flight of a modernized TACMS in late October. Five more flight tests are planned in coming months for the modernized TACMS program. Launched from a…

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