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Laser-based aircraft countermeasure provides ‘unlimited rounds’ against MANPADS

The Army expects later this year to reach a Milestone B decision with its laser-based common infrared countermeasures, or CIRCM, defense system program.

Air Force photograph by A1C Dustin Mullen Defense

E-9A Widget, one of a kind

The mission of the Air Force is like a highly complex machine. Each piece of the machine is vital to it operating successfully. The E-9A Widget is a very small, yet highly important piece to that machine.

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Orion parachute testing conducted at AEDC NFAC facility

Arnold Engineering Development Complex engineers at the National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex assisted in recent testing of sub-scale parachutes for the next mission of the Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1.

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Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

Northrop Grumman has completed and delivered to The Boeing Company a major subassembly of the first of 12 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force.

Navy photograph by Monica McCoy Defense

Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

The Navy's Tactical Tomahawk missile underwent a successful production acceptance test March 19 using functional ground test capability at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's Large Rocket Motor Test Facility in Indian Head, Md.


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U.S. delays. missile test as tensions rise

Posted  April 8, 2013

The U.S. Defense Department has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test that had been planned for next week at an Air Force base in California amid mounting tensions with North Korea, a senior defense official told The Associated Press. The official said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel decided to put off the long-planned Minuteman 3 test…

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U.S. general: Taliban likely to be long-term threat

Posted  April 8, 2013

The United States accepts that a diminished but resilient Taliban is likely to remain a military threat in some parts of Afghanistan long after U.S. troops complete their combat mission next year, the top U.S. military officer said Sunday. In an Associated Press interview at this air field north of Kabul, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey,…

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Boeing completes certification testing for new 787 battery system

Posted  April 8, 2013

Boeing photograph Boeing is conducting a battery certification demonstration flight on Line Number 86, a Boeing-owned airplane built for LOT Polish Airlines. The demonstration flight is the final certification test for the new battery system. The airplane is seen here taking off from Paine Field April 5. Boeing completed a 787 certification demonstration flight April…

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Headlines April 5, 2013

Posted  April 5, 2013

News North Korea’s missile launchers on the move, indicating possible new provocation North Korea has begun moving its mid-range missile launchers, possibly indicating a looming test as tensions are already boiling on the peninsula, U.S. officials told Fox News.   Business Airbus regains top spot from Boeing in first quarter Airbus recaptured the aircraft industry’s…

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News Briefs April 5, 2013

Posted  April 5, 2013

Pilot dies in U.S. fighter crash in Afghanistan An Air Force F-16 has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing the pilot, according to the NATO command that oversees day-to-day operations in Afghanistan. The crash happened April 3, the ISAF Joint Command announced in a news release. The pilotís body has been recovered, and the crash site…

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F-22 resumes normal flight operations

Posted  April 5, 2013

Air Force Reserve photograph by TSgt. Dana Rosso The F-22 Raptor has resumed normal flight operations after modifications to aircrew life-support equipment were completed across the fleet, including the upper pressure garment and related hoses, valves and connectors. Completion of this task eliminates the need to restrict flight operations to remain within a 30-minute flying…

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Navy to commission newest amphibious warship Arlington

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Navy will commission the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, Arlington, during a 12:30 p.m., EDT, ceremony April 6, at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

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Davis-Monthan AFB receives HC-130J Combat King II

Posted  April 5, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie U.S. Air Force crews ferried a Lockheed Martin HC-130J Combat King II to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 3. Aircraft number 5719 is the ninth of 15 HC-130Js to be delivered to the U.S. Air Force by Lockheed Martin since initial contract award in 2008 and the seventh…

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NASA flies radar south on wide-ranging scientific expedition

Posted  April 5, 2013

A versatile NASA airborne imaging radar system is showcasing its broad scientific prowess for studying our home planet during a month-long expedition over the Americas. A NASA C-20A piloted aircraft carrying the Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar is wrapping up studies over the U.S. Gulf Coast, Arizona, and Central and South America. The plane…

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Lockheed Martin delivers first C-130J in Africa To Tunisia

Posted  April 5, 2013

Lockheed Martin delivered the first C-130J Super Hercules to the Republic of Tunisia April 4, marking the first delivery to an African country. Lockheed Martin signed a contract in 2010 with Tunisia to deliver two C-130Js between 2013 and 2014, in addition to providing training and an initial three years of logistics support. “Again we…

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