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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover arrives at Martian mountain

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox Defense

Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The test was an…

NASA photograph by Dan Casper Space

NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard Defense

DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Defense

C-17 treads into new territory

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.


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Skymark Airlines intends to select the 737 MAX for fleet renewal program

Posted  June 17, 2013

Boeing and Tokyo-based Skymark Airlines announced June 17 the airline’s intent to select the Boeing 737 MAX as its next generation single aisle aircraft of choice, making it Japan’s first airline to do so. The announcement came on the first day of the 2013 Paris Air Show. Boeing will work closely with Skymark to finalize…

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GA-ASI successfully demonstrates enhanced sensor dissemination capability in U.S. Navy exercise

Posted  June 17, 2013

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced its successful participation in the recent U.S. Navy Trident Spectre experiment conducted at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va. During its May 8-18 participation, GA-ASI operated a PredatorÆ B surrogate (King Air…

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GenCorp completes acquisition of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne from United Technologies Corporation

Posted  June 17, 2013

GenCorp Inc. announced June 14 that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all operations of the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne business from United Technologies Corporation. GenCorp will combine Rocketdyne with Aerojet-General Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GenCorp, and the combined businesses will operate as Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., headquartered in Sacramento, Calif. As part of…

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services announces early September launch for full tervice flight training academy in Oklahoma

Posted  June 17, 2013

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced June 17 that the Sikorsky Training Academy ñ located in Altus, Okla. ñ will open Sept. 6, 2013. The academy will provide advanced flight and maintenance training† and will initially focus on the needs of international military Black Hawk helicopter operators. SAS, the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., implements…

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Raytheon, U.S. Navy deliver 5,000th AIM-9X Sidewinder missile

Posted  June 17, 2013

Raytheon’s AIM-9X ® Sidewinder air-to-air missile program has marked a milestone of delivering 5,000 missiles to the U.S. government and nine international partners. “The 400 Raytheon employees and the hundreds of employees who work for our suppliers around the world helped achieve this significant milestone,” said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ Air…

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News Briefs June 17, 2013

Posted  June 17, 2013

U.S. Marines land Osprey aircraft on Japanese ship A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft has made an unprecedented landing on a Japanese naval vessel off the California coast. The aircraft flew from San Diego to the Japanese ship Hyuga June 14 as part of an 18-day drill aimed at improving Japan’s amphibious capabilities. The…

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Headlines June 14, 2013

Posted  June 17, 2013

News Airbus off to a flyer in air show dog-fight with Boeing Airbus has landed $23.5 billionof potential orders, at list prices, in the opening skirmishes at the Paris Air Show, giving the European plane maker an early lead in its annual dogfight with U.S. rival Boeing. Pratt & Whitney says it will pay for…

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Boeing, Korean Air announce commitment to buy 11 twin-aisle airplanes

Posted  June 19, 2013

Boeing and Korean Air announced June 18 that the airline has agreed to purchase five 747-8 Intercontinental airplanes and six 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners, valued at approximately $3.6 billion at current list prices. Boeing will work with Korean Air to finalize the order, at which time the order will be posted to Boeing’s Orders &…

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AAR explore establishment of supply chain, MRO 0perations in Russia

Posted  June 19, 2013

AAR CORP. announced June 18 that it has signed a letter of intent outlining a tentative two-phase project to establish a technical maintenance center for commercial aircraft in Ulyanovsk, Russia. The project, as initially defined, includes an aircraft parts distribution and logistics center, scheduled to open in mid-2014, followed by a commercial aircraft maintenance facility,…

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Cassini probe to take photo of Earth from deep space

Posted  June 19, 2013

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, now exploring Saturn, will take a picture of our home planet from a distance of hundreds of millions of miles July 19. NASA is inviting the public to help acknowledge the historic interplanetary portrait as it is being taken. Earth will appear as a small, pale blue dot between the rings of…

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