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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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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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