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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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Northrop Grumman begins work on second Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Posted  August 3, 2016

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman has received a U.S. Navy contract to begin configuration of a second Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. Northrop Grumman has received a U.S. Navy contract to begin production of a second Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and surveillance aircraft. The first Japanese E-2D is in production and will be…

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This week in Edwards flight test history

Posted  August 3, 2016

Air Force photograph Aug. 6, 1980 — A B-1 Lancer Combined Test Force crew completed an 11-hour sortie in B-1 No. 4. This was the longest nonstop flight ever logged by a B-1.

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Raytheon receives $523 million for Standard Missile-3 production, delivery

Posted  August 3, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Missile Defense Agency exercised a $523 million contract option with Raytheon to produce, test and deliver 47 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB interceptors for operational testing and deployment. This is the fiscal year 2016 option under the $2,351,177,872 contract for Standard Missiles awarded to the company in 2015. The guided missiles are…

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F-35A completes first live air-to-air ‘kill’ test

Posted  August 3, 2016

The F-35 Lightning II advanced its combat capability by launching an air-to-air missile and directly hitting a drone over a military test range off the California coast July 28.

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58th SOW says goodbye to last Talon II

Posted  August 3, 2016

Air Force photograph by Todd Berenger An MC-130H Talon II 1699 takes off from Kirtland and the 58th Special Operations Wing en route to Hurlburt Field, Fla., where it will be assigned to the 19th Special Operations Squadron. A mainstay aircraft at the 58th Special Operations Wing since its arrival in 1992, the MC-130H Combat…

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