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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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World’s most capable X-band ballistic missile defense radar upgrades to gallium nitride technology

Posted  April 7, 2017

Ballistic missiles will soon be easier to detect and defeat. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon a $10 million contract modification to continue the development of hardware and software that will add gallium nitride, or GaN semiconductor technology to the AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar. GaN increases the radar’s range, search capabilities and…

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Freefalling from the Edge of Space

Posted  April 7, 2017

What is it like to freefall through the airless void more than 100,000 feet above the Earth?

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T-45C operational pause implemented

Posted  April 7, 2017

Navy photograph by PO2 Bryan Mai Pilots perform pre-flight procedures in T-45C Goshawks from Training Air Wing One (TRAWING) 1 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington, homeported in Norfolk, is underway in the Atlantic Ocean. The Navy implemented a three-day operational pause for its T-45C fleet…

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Three seniors awarded $2,500 LACAS scholarship

Posted  April 7, 2017

Three outstanding local seniors will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship upon graduating high school, courtesy of the Los Angeles County Air Show. The recipients who are pursuing higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math are: Emma Neal of Lancaster High School, who is an athlete, pianist and former NASA Armstrong Flight…

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Boeing selects Plano, Texas, site for Global Services HQ

Posted  April 7, 2017

Boeing has selected a site in Plano, Texas, for the headquarters of its new Global Services business unit, which will be operational in July. Boeing Global Services headquarters will be located in the Legacy West mixed- use development in West Plano. Global Services President and CEO Stan Deal, several of his leadership team members and…

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