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Improved Multiple Launch Rocket System tested at White Sands Missile Range

More than 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., or WSMR, to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Christopher Callaway Defense

AF Special Operations Command receives first AC-130J

The first AC-130J Ghostrider landed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 29, making it Air Force Special Operations Command’s first AC-130J.

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Lockheed Martin successfully tests design changes for Orion

Lockheed Martin engineers have successfully completed testing of design changes made to the NASA Orion spacecraft’s fairing separation system. These changes resulted from data collected during Orion’s first test flight Dec. 5, 2014.

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CH-46 ‘Phrog’ makes its last hop

It’s the last hop for the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter commonly known as the “Phrog.”

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Surface-to-surface missile test for LCS successful

Engineering development tests of modified Longbow Hellfire missiles for use on littoral combat ships were successfully conducted in June the Navy reported July 30.


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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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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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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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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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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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Spirit AeroSystems, Spintech Ventures partner on complex composite aircraft manufacturing

Posted  June 17, 2013

Spirit AeroSystems announced June 17 it has been working with Spintech Ventures, of Xenia, Ohio, to develop a new reconfigurable tooling technology for manufacturing complex composite aircraft structures. The solution uses re-formable, reusable mandrels to form complex, highly integrated composite structures, with features that are not possible with traditional tools. In 2005, Spirit AeroSystems began…

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Boeing subcontractor Air France Industries begins major upgrade of French AWACS Fleet

Posted  June 17, 2013

Boeing subcontractor, Air France Industries, has begun upgrading the electrical, mechanical and structural systems and mission hardware of the first of four French E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft.

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UTC Aerospace Systems honored by Airbus

Posted  June 17, 2013

Airbus recently honored UTC Aerospace Systems for superior delivery and quality performance as part of the Airbus’ Supply Chain Quality Improvement Program. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. Three UTC Aerospace Systems units received recognition. The Interiors’ Lighting business received a “Gold Best Performer” Award for the second year in a…

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