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Army helo crashes at Fort Irwin, two dead

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The crash, at approximately 1 a.m., Jan. 20, killed two soldiers on board.

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Kilopower: What’s next?

When astronauts someday venture to the Moon, Mars and other destinations, one of the first and most important resources they will need is power.

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AFRL, small business develop game-based, virtual fighter aircraft maintenance training

A Massachusetts-based company is building a virtual aircraft maintenance trainer for the Air Force that would allow for larger class sizes and troubleshooting scenarios that are difficult to present in a traditional live setting.

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NASA picks up where it left off in 2017, tests RS-25 flight controller

NASA engineers picked up this year where they left off in 2017, conducting a certification test of another RS-25 engine flight controller on Jan. 16, 2018, on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss.

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Continuing Resolutions create uncertainty in Defense Department

For the last nine years, DOD has been subject to continuing resolutions instead of having budgets, and the department needs stability and predictability to spend resources wisely and get service members the equipment and training they deserve.


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U.S. Air Force authorizes extended service life for F-16

Posted  April 12, 2017

The U.S. Air Force authorized extending the service life of the Lockheed Martin F-16s designed service life to 12,000 Equivalent Flight Hours — far beyond the aircraft's original design service life of 8,000 hours.

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Military identifies American soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted  August 26, 2016

The U.S. military has identified the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan Aug. 23. The head of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Joseph Votel, issued a statement Wednesday identifying the soldier as Army Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson. The Defense Department said Thompson was 28 and from Irvine, Calif. Votel extended condolences to the soldier’s family…

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Contract Briefs

Posted  April 20, 2016

AECOM Technical Services, Los Angeles, Calif., (W911SR-16-D-0022); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (W911SR-16-D-0023); National Defense Energy & Environmental Alliance LLC, Aberdeen, Maryland (W911SR-16-D-0024); and Noblis Inc., Falls Church, Va., (W911SR-16-D-0025), were awarded a $122,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award task order contract with options to support the National Defense Center for Environmental Excellence primarily to demonstrate,…

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Boeing selects Triumph Group as major supplier for its U.S. Air Force T-X offer

Posted  September 15, 2017

Boeing has selected Triumph Group, Inc. as a major supplier for its T-X Air Force training jet. If the Air Force awards the contract to Boeing, Triumph’s Aerospace Structures business unit, located in Red Oak, Texas, will supply the wing, vertical tail and horizontal tail structures, with opportunities for additional work, generating 950 direct and…

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Aurora successfully flies subscale X-plane aircraft

Posted  April 20, 2016

Aurora Flight Sciences announced April 18 that a subscale vehicle demonstrator of its LightningStrike, Vertical Take-Off and Landing experimental plane for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was successfully flown at a U.S. military facility.

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