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Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments

The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said.

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AAR awarded new contract from Bell Helicopter Textron to support T64 engines

AAR announced April 22 that Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. awarded its Defense Systems & Logistics business unit a contract providing warehouse and logistics services in support of upgrading T64 engines for the Bell V-280 Valor technical demonstrator aircraft.

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Last MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific retire

The 17th Special Operations Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, sent off the final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific Air Forces to retire on April 15.

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F-22 test squadron recognizes decorated squadron member, Vietnam hero

Base leaders will always attest to the fact that people are what make Edwards AFB a unique place to work.

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NASA unveils celestial fireworks as official image for Hubble 25th Anniversary

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch April 24, 1990.


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NASA’s Webb Telescope’s last backbone component completed

Posted  June 17, 2013

Assembly of the backbone of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the primary mirror backplane support structure, is a step closer to completion with the recent addition of the backplane support frame, a fixture that will be used to connect all the pieces of the telescope together. The backplane support frame will bring together Webb’s center…

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Boeing, Qatar Airways announce agreement for nine 777-300ERs

Posted  June 17, 2013

Boeing and Qatar Airways June 17 announced agreements for nine Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes at the 2013 Paris Air Show.

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Deadline looms for Ohio veterans to claim bonuses from state

Posted  June 17, 2013

Time is running out for eligible military veterans to claim Ohio bonuses of up to $1,500, and officials are worried that thousands of veterans may miss out by not applying. Navy veteran Robert Erb III describes his bonus for service in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan war eras as a ìreal blessing for him and…

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Raytheon awarded contract for F-15C AESA radars

Posted  June 17, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has awarded Raytheon a follow-on contract for the sixth production lot of APG-63(V)3 active electronically scanned array radars for United States Air Force and Air National Guard F-15C aircraft. “We have been a partner on the F-15 for more than 40 years,” said Mark Kula, vice president of Tactical Airborne Systems…

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Headlines June 14, 2013

Posted  June 14, 2013

News A350: The aircraft that Airbus did not want to build After many years on the drawing board and $15 billion of investment the latest potential blockbuster from Airbus made its long-awaited first flight June 14.   Business A350 marks new phase in aero-engines A U.K. aircraft engine claimed to be the most efficient in…

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News Briefs June 14, 2013

Posted  June 14, 2013

Top military leader disputes diplomat on Benghazi The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says four members of Army special forces in Tripoli were never told to stand down after the attack last year on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey disputed the claim by former top diplomat Gregory…

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Raytheon to improve US Army air defenses, better identify targets

Posted  June 14, 2013

Raytheon, under a contract modification from the U.S. Army, is adding new capabilities to the Identification Friend or Foe interrogator to reduce Radio Frequency emissions and enhance target identification for the warfighter. “We understood that the warfighter needed an improved identification capability, so Raytheon is both increasing the capability of the interrogator system and reducing…

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Northrop Grumman develops new aallium arsenide E-Band high-power monolithic microwave integrated sircuits

Posted  June 14, 2013

Northrop Grumman photographs Northrop Grumman has developed the APH667 (left) and the APH668, two new GaAs MMIC high-power amplifiers operating in the E-band frequency spectrum. They allow users to reach higher output power levels without combining multiple MMICs, a typical practice, simplifying product architecture and enhancing performance. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. Northrop Grumman has developed new…

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RQ-21A Small UAS completes first East Coast flight

Posted  June 14, 2013

The RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System completed its first East Coast flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.,’s Webster Field Annex June 12, marking the start of the next phase of test for the program.

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Air Force C-130s drop 25,000 gallons of retardant on Colorado fire

Posted  June 14, 2013

Navy photograph by Lt. Cmdr. William Lewis Two Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130 Hecules from the Air Force Reserve’s 302nd Airlift Wing prepare to take flight June 12, 2013, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The aircraft and their aircrews have been assigned to provide MAFFS support to wildland firefighting efforts in the Southwest and…

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