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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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Boeing celebrates groundbreaking for 777X composite wing center

Boeing Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10.

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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.


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Lockheed Martin’s JASSM® Extended Range successfully completes IOT&E flight testing

Posted  May 13, 2013

Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile® Extended Range successfully completed U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Test and Evaluation flight testing, scoring 20 successes in 21 flights, a success rate of 95 percent. The JASSM-ER missiles demonstrated their effectiveness against a wide variety of operationally representative targets. The missiles were employed in all of the operational…

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U.S.-Djibouti to establish strategic, defense forum

Posted  May 13, 2013

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, Djiboutiís minister of foreign affairs, agreed to establish a bilateral strategic and defense forum May 11 during a meeting in Djibouti City, Djibouti. ìThe forum will provide a formal and enduring structure for discussing and coordinating issues of mutual concern between the two nations,î according to…

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Karzai says U.S. can have nine Afghan bases after 2014

Posted  May 13, 2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has irked Washington with his frequent criticism of American military operations in his country, said May 9 that his government is now ready to let the U.S. have nine bases across Afghanistan after most foreign troops withdraw in 2014. A border spat with Pakistan and a desire to test public…

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Lockheed Martin, MDA conduct successful test of new air-launched missile target prototype

Posted  May 13, 2013

Missile Defense Agency photograph A prototype of the Missile Defense Agencyís air-launched Extended Medium-range Ballistic Missile target, developed by Lockheed Martin, is released from a C-17 aircraft over Yuma Proving Ground in a successful test. Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency have successfully tested a prototype air-launched Extended Medium-range Ballistic Missile target at…

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Prince Harry places wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

Posted  May 13, 2013

Britain's Prince Harry received a 21-gun salute May 10 when his motorcade arrived at Arlington National Cemetery, where he placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

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Martin names Roderick Mclean to lead F-16/F-22 Integrated Fighter Group

Posted  May 13, 2013

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company has announced that Roderick ìRodî McLean has been selected vice president and general manager of the F-16/F-22 Integrated Fighter Group. Michael Cawood has been selected to serve as vice president and deputy for IFG. Both appointments are effective immediately ìRodís most recent special assignment as vice president and program manager for…

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Space

NASA announces summer learning opportunities for U.S. students

Posted  May 13, 2013

NASA has unveiled plans for its 2013 Summer of Innovation project, which challenges middle school students across the United States to share in the excitement of scientific discovery and space exploration through unique, NASA-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities. Summer of Innovation leverages the expertise and reach of NASA’s 10 field centers, national academic…

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Is there a morale crisis in the U.S. nuclear force?

Posted  May 13, 2013

Beyond the U.S. Air Force’s embarrassing suspension of 17 nuclear missile launch officers lie two broader questions. Do those entrusted with the world’s most destructive weapons feel stuck in a dead-end career field, given the momentum toward more nuclear arms reductions? And is there a morale crisis among these officers? This matters because the missiles…

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Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter achieves certification in Mexico

Posted  May 13, 2013

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced May 13 that the S-76D™ helicopter has been awarded Type Certification by Mexico's civil aviation authority, the Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil.

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Headlines May 10, 2013

Posted  May 10, 2013

Business Boeing aims to keep building F/A-18 jets through 2020 Boeing could keep building its Super Hornet fighter jet and a modified electronic attack version through 2020, the company said, given prospects for over 200 foreign sales and what it sees as up to 150 more sales to the U.S. Navy. Bombardier says CSeries on…

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