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Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Oct. 31 during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said.

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Boeing, Air Force demonstrate Minuteman III readiness in flight test

Boeing supported the U.S. Air Force’s successful flight test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, which demonstrated the readiness of that system to deter nuclear threats.

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Raytheon Griffin C flight tests demonstrate in-flight retargeting capability

Raytheon has successfully completed flight tests of its Griffin™ C increased capability missile.

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Insitu announces ScanEagle 2 – the next generation of ScanEagle platform

From its booth at the Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris, Insitu Oct. 29 announced ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its revolutionary ScanEagle platform. Leveraging lessons learned from more than 800,000 operational hours.

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‘Grim Reapers’ introduce Oceana to F-35C

The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 returned to Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., Oct. 28, bringing with them the future of Naval aviation.


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U.S. Navy calls on BAE Systems to provide critical mine detection sensor prototype

Posted  April 10, 2013

BAE Systems has been awarded a $20 million contract to develop an advanced prototype system that detects mines and obstacles in near-shore waters for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. As part of the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis program, the laser-based airborne system will provide 24-hour capability to ensure our troopsí safe transition from…

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services launches state-of-the-art Black Hawk training center in Colombia

Posted  April 10, 2013

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced April 9 the opening of a new UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter Flight Simulator Training Center at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar. The first of its kind in South America, the center provides pilot and flight crew training for the Colombian Armed Services and Sikorsky military customers throughout the region….

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Lightning strikes through the clear skies of Nellis

Posted  April 10, 2013

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Brett Clashman U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Benjamin Bishop, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron director of operations, inspects the exhaust of an F-35A Lightning II before a training mission April 4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35A is assigned to the 422nd TES and its modern engine…

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KC-46 progress on track

Posted  April 10, 2013

The top acquisition priority in the Air Force - acquiring a new aerial refueling capability - is proceeding "on track," Maj. Gen. John Thompson, the program executive officer for Tankers, said.

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Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab sets world record for solar cell efficiency

Posted  April 10, 2013

SYLMAR, Calif. – A Spectrolab solar cell recently set a world record by converting more energy from the sun into electricity than any other ground-based solar cell without solar concentration. The Boeing subsidiary’s achievement in ground-based solar cell efficiency was verified by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo. The…

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RACR wins Republic of Korea F-16 radar upgrade competition

Posted  April 10, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon announced April 10 its Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar has been competitively selected by the Republic of Korea to upgrade the country’s KF-16C/D Block 52 Fighting Falcon fleet. “This win ensures the Republic of Korea’s KF-16 combat aircraft remain relevant in a constantly evolving threat environment and builds on our legacy…

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2013 Sea-Air-Space Expo kicks off

Posted  April 10, 2013

The 48th-annual, 2013 Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition kicked off at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. with an official opening ceremony April 8.

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AeroVironment receives $13.8 million Raven small UAS from U.S. Army

Posted  April 10, 2013

AeroVironment, Inc. announced April 10 it has received $13,800,062 of incremental funding on March 30, 2013 from the United States Army for continued performance of a contract action with a not to exceed value of $65,538,759. The order includes RQ-11B Raven systems, new miniature gimbaled payloads and initial spares packages, and is funded from the…

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Fourth Lockheed Martin MUOS satellite entering system test as communication module, multi-beam antenna installed

Posted  April 10, 2013

Lockheed Martin has integrated two of the most important components onto its fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite for the U.S. Navy. Recently engineers mated the multi-beam assembly, which hosts 16 ultra-high frequency antennas for distributed, global communications coverage. Earlier this year, the team delivered and integrated the vehicleís communications system module. With bus and…

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Boeing Phantom Phoenix small satellites reduce manufacturing, mission costs

Posted  April 10, 2013

Boeing is developing a family of small satellite prototypes, called Phantom Phoenix, that can quickly and affordably be manufactured and configured for specific missions.

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