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Cope South experts exchange knowledge, techniques

The flight line here at exercise Cope South 15 is usually a flurry of activity every morning, with maintainers firing up auxiliary power units and loadmasters finalizing their cargo plan.

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Boeing announces ANA’s commitment to more jetliners

Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced Jan. 30 the airline’s intent to purchase three 787-10 Dreamliners to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet.

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Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

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USS Elrod is decommissioned

Placed into commission nearly 30 years ago, the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) was decommissioned Jan. 30 during a Naval Station Norfolk ceremony, led by Cmdr. Brad Stallings, commanding officer.

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Ball Aerospace integrates two of five instruments for JPSS-1

Two of the five instruments scheduled to fly on the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System -1, have been integrated to the spacecraft bus by prime contractor Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.


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News Briefs January 23, 2015

Posted  January 23, 2015

NATO detects key Russian military equipment in east Ukraine NATO’s top commander in Europe says the alliance has detected the presence of key Russian military equipment in eastern Ukraine that, in the past, has accompanied large inflows of Russian troops. Gen. Philip Breedlove told a news conference Jan. 22 in Brussels that Russian electronic warfare…

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Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft ready for demonstration flights

Posted  January 23, 2015

Boeing photograph The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. Flights for prospective…

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F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative

Posted  January 23, 2015

"The workshare initiative is an example of how Arnold Engineering Development Complex consistently improves the test experience," said Dan Blaettler, program manager of U.S. Air Force Engine Component Improvement.

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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

Posted  January 23, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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Navy gears up to order production of 29 aircraft diagnostic systems

Posted  January 23, 2015

A test system designed to diagnose and repair complex naval avionics weapons systems was recently approved by the Navy for Low Rate Initial Production Lot 3, providing an additional 29 stations in support of fleet sites.

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96th Test Group brings ‘R2-D2′ to life

Posted  January 23, 2015

Courtesy photograph A Rear Cockpit Pallet is mounted in the back of a T-38 Talon Jan. 13, 2015 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The project to build the RCP began from a need to design a platform that could serve to perform high dynamic testing of new GPS technology inside the 56 year-old T-38…

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ATK completes installation of world’s largest solid rocket motor for ground test

Posted  January 23, 2015

NASA and ATK have completed installing the first Space Launch System booster qualification motor, QM-1, in a specialized test stand in Utah.

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Pratt & Whitney concludes PurePowerÆ geared turbofan engine partnering

Posted  January 23, 2015

Pratt & Whitney and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. met recently to commemorate the signing of a risk and revenue-sharing collaboration agreement for KHI to provide key hardware modules for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan engines. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. Pratt & Whitney currently has 10 worldwide GTF collaboration…

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U.S. Navy approves F/A-18 Super Hornet IRST system for production

Posted  January 23, 2015

The F/A-18 Super Hornet infrared search and track system, developed and integrated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, received approval from the U.S. Navy to enter low-rate initial production. The IRST system consists of Lockheed Martin’s IRST21 sensor, the GE Aviation FPU-13 Fuel Tank Assembly and the Meggitt Defense Industry Environmental Control unit. The system demonstrated…

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Third Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite launched, responding to commands

Posted  January 23, 2015

The third Mobile User Objective System satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy is now responding to commands after being launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 20.

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