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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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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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U.S. general: Taliban likely to be long-term threat

Posted  April 8, 2013

The United States accepts that a diminished but resilient Taliban is likely to remain a military threat in some parts of Afghanistan long after U.S. troops complete their combat mission next year, the top U.S. military officer said Sunday. In an Associated Press interview at this air field north of Kabul, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey,…

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Boeing completes certification testing for new 787 battery system

Posted  April 8, 2013

Boeing photograph Boeing is conducting a battery certification demonstration flight on Line Number 86, a Boeing-owned airplane built for LOT Polish Airlines. The demonstration flight is the final certification test for the new battery system. The airplane is seen here taking off from Paine Field April 5. Boeing completed a 787 certification demonstration flight April…

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Headlines April 5, 2013

Posted  April 5, 2013

News North Korea’s missile launchers on the move, indicating possible new provocation North Korea has begun moving its mid-range missile launchers, possibly indicating a looming test as tensions are already boiling on the peninsula, U.S. officials told Fox News.   Business Airbus regains top spot from Boeing in first quarter Airbus recaptured the aircraft industry’s…

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News Briefs April 5, 2013

Posted  April 5, 2013

Pilot dies in U.S. fighter crash in Afghanistan An Air Force F-16 has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing the pilot, according to the NATO command that oversees day-to-day operations in Afghanistan. The crash happened April 3, the ISAF Joint Command announced in a news release. The pilotís body has been recovered, and the crash site…

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F-22 resumes normal flight operations

Posted  April 5, 2013

Air Force Reserve photograph by TSgt. Dana Rosso The F-22 Raptor has resumed normal flight operations after modifications to aircrew life-support equipment were completed across the fleet, including the upper pressure garment and related hoses, valves and connectors. Completion of this task eliminates the need to restrict flight operations to remain within a 30-minute flying…

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Navy to commission newest amphibious warship Arlington

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Navy will commission the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, Arlington, during a 12:30 p.m., EDT, ceremony April 6, at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

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Davis-Monthan AFB receives HC-130J Combat King II

Posted  April 5, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie U.S. Air Force crews ferried a Lockheed Martin HC-130J Combat King II to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 3. Aircraft number 5719 is the ninth of 15 HC-130Js to be delivered to the U.S. Air Force by Lockheed Martin since initial contract award in 2008 and the seventh…

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NASA flies radar south on wide-ranging scientific expedition

Posted  April 5, 2013

A versatile NASA airborne imaging radar system is showcasing its broad scientific prowess for studying our home planet during a month-long expedition over the Americas. A NASA C-20A piloted aircraft carrying the Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar is wrapping up studies over the U.S. Gulf Coast, Arizona, and Central and South America. The plane…

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Lockheed Martin delivers first C-130J in Africa To Tunisia

Posted  April 5, 2013

Lockheed Martin delivered the first C-130J Super Hercules to the Republic of Tunisia April 4, marking the first delivery to an African country. Lockheed Martin signed a contract in 2010 with Tunisia to deliver two C-130Js between 2013 and 2014, in addition to providing training and an initial three years of logistics support. “Again we…

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DOD review will lead to ëbig choices, Hagel says

Posted  April 5, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today signaled possible big changes ahead for his department in acquisition, personnel and organization as he delivered his first major policy speech as Pentagon chief. Hagel outlined his plan of attack for the strategic and financial challenges the Defense Department faces during remarks at the National Defense University. We need to…

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