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Australia accepts new Boeing CH-47F Chinook aircraft

Boeing photograph Boeing has delivered the first two of seven CH-47F Chinooks to the Australian Army at a ceremony in Queensland. The remaining aircraft will be delivered throughout 2015. At a May 5 ceremony at Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville in northern Queensland, Australia commissioned their first two Boeing CH-47F Chinook advanced configuration aircraft….

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‘Futurist’ predicts Far East challenges for expeditionary Army

Cyber, electronic warfare and anti-satellite operations are just a few of the threats facing the United States in the Pacific, said a "futurist," who spoke recently at the Pentagon.

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SpaceX demonstrates astronaut escape system for crew Dragon spacecraft

A loud whoosh, faint smoke trail and billowing parachutes marked a successful demonstration May 6 by SpaceX of its Crew Dragon spacecraft abort system – an important step in NASA's endeavor to rebuild America's ability to launch crews to the International Space Station from U.S. soil.

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Global Hawk earns unprecedented third consecutive sustainment award

Northrop Grumman photograph A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk on a runway in Palmdale, Calif. For an unprecedented third year in a row, the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft program was officially awarded the Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for most improved performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness…

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes developmental flight test

Northrop Grumman photograph An MQ-8C Fire Scout†conducts its†final†developmental test flight April 29 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.† Since its first flight in October 2013, the Navy’s new, larger unmanned helicopter†has†completed 327 flights and logged†over 450 hours. The system has met all of its†performance objectives that allow it to begin operational test…


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Fighter squadron inactivation signals end of A-10s in Europe

Posted  June 19, 2013

The Air Force inactivated the 81st Fighter Squadron June 18, at Spandgahlem Air Base, Germany, in support of force-shaping procedures across the service.

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Reunions

Posted  June 19, 2013

July 2013 Veterans & Friends of Spain Sevilla, Spain July 1-7 For more information, call Eddie Macklin at (917) 963-2136 or email emacklin@comcast.net. Army Sec Agency (ASA) Korea 351st Comm Recon Co (1952-1953) Great Barrington, Mass. July 15-18 For more information, call George Fleck at (413) 528-9233 or email pennies11@verizon.net. 96th Inf OCS Co Class…

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Embraer, Boeing team to market, sell KC-390 medium-airlift aircraft

Posted  June 19, 2013

Embraer and Boeing are partnering on the sales and marketing of Embraer’s KC-390 – a multi-mission mobility and aerial refueling aircraft with advanced capabilities in the medium-sized airlift market. Under the agreement, Boeing is the lead for KC-390 sales, sustainment and training opportunities in the U.S., UK and select Middle East markets. Embraer will manufacture…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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