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Sierra Nevada Corporation joins Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® JSTARS recap team

Lockheed Martin announced June 20 that Sierra Nevada Corporation has joined the Skunk Works® JSTARS Recapitalization (Recap) team, which currently includes Bombardier and Raytheon, bringing greater value to the partnership, and the team's ability to deliver a premier solution to the U.S. Air Force.

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Airpower on display at Paris Air Show

U.S. aircraft and Department of Defense personnel are on display at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, June 19-25.

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Spirit AeroSystems joins NASA Advanced Composites Consortium

Spirit AeroSystems announced June 21 it has accepted an invitation to join NASA's Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC) as a Tier-1 member.

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Prototypes rapidly deliver cyber capabilities

Serving as "test drives" for possible Army systems of the future, prototypes are playing an increasingly vital role as a natural bridge between emerging technologies and more mature solutions that are part of official programs of record.

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Luke AFB to resume F-35 flights after hypoxia investigation

Luke Air Force Base in Airzona will resume flights of F-35 fighter jets Wednesday after experts and engineers investigated a series of events in which pilots reported symptoms of oxygen deprivation, base officials said June 19.

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Small Diameter Bomb II completes high-speed wind tunnel testing

Posted  June 19, 2017

Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force have completed a series of rigorous, high-speed wind tunnel tests for Small Diameter Bomb II™, moving the weapon one step closer to integration on the Joint Strike Fighter. SDB II can destroy moving targets in all weather conditions at ranges greater than 40 miles. SDB II’s one-of-a-kind tri-mode seeker…

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates landmark unmanned mine-hunting capabilities

Posted  June 19, 2017

Northrop Grumman has successfully demonstrated unmanned mine-hunting capabilities using the high-speed AQS-24B sensor during the Belgian Defense Technology & Industry Day trials at the Naval Base at Zeebrugge, Belgium. This effort, which is a follow-on to the successful operation during Unmanned Warrior in Scotland, in October 2016, demonstrated the high area coverage rate (ACR) achievable…

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NASA, French Space Agency express commitment to joint exploration

Posted  June 19, 2017

ESA photograph by Philippe Sebirot NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot and Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of France’s space agency Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, conclude the signing of a cooperative agreement with a handshake June 19, 2017, at the 52nd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget. Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) and…

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Raptor testers recognized for contributions to national defense

Posted  June 19, 2017

The U.S. Air Force announced June 14, 2017, that the 412th Test Wing’s F-22 Modernization Flight Test Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., won the 2017 Air Force Association Citation of Honor Award for their outstanding contributions to national defense.

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Underwater recovery team searches for MIA’s in Vietnam

Posted  June 19, 2017

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) deployed an Underwater Recovery Team (URT) comprised of Department of Defense civilians and U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force servicemembers to northern Vietnam in search of two U.S. Navy aviators who went missing during the Vietnam War, May 2-June 18. The two men were on a nighttime reconnaissance mission…

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