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F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe

Four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 airmen arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-September.

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Carter announces manufacturing initiative to aid war fighters

The Defense Department is partnering with a large-scale consortium in the creation of a National Manufacturing Innovation Institute to produce hybrid electronics, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Aug. 28 at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif.

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U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin ready to launch MUOS-4 Aug. 31

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 31 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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Arming the RPAs

Airmen from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide every munition that is loaded onto an MQ-1B Predator or MQ-9 Reaper at Kandahar Airfield; without them, the RPAs wouldn’t be able to provide combat airpower in Afghanistan.

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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.


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Indian university students take part in In C-130J Super Hercules roll-on/roll-off competition

Posted  August 26, 2015

Teams from five leading Indian universities recently presented design concepts supporting the disaster relief operations in New Delhi, Inida, as part of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules Roll-On/Roll-Off University Design Challenge. Lockheed Martin launched the Indian University design challenge in November 2014. The company provided research grants for each university team to work with…

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Contract Briefs August 26, 2015

Posted  August 26, 2015

Bell Helicopter Textron Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $581,113,421 modification to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition contractfor the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y, 19 Lot 12 AH-1Z, one Lot 13 UH-1Y and 21 auxiliary fuel kits for the Marine Corps and government of Pakistan.The aircraft…

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Headlines August 24, 2015

Posted  August 24, 2015

News: Sources: Congress mulls full-year continuing resolution – With a Sept. 30 deadline looming, the Pentagon is coming to grips with the reality that it will be operating under the stop-gap spending measure known as a continuing resolution for the near future.   Business: JLTV award could reorder vehicle industry – The U.S. Army is poised to…

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News Briefs August 24, 2015

Posted  August 24, 2015

Ceremony held for construction of USS John F. Kennedy Construction has started on the Navy’s next aircraft carrier. A keel-laying ceremony was held Aug. 22 at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., for the USS John F. Kennedy. It’s the second carrier to be named after the 35th U.S. president. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe…

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A more efficient alternative being used to maintain AEDC turbine engine test operations

Posted  August 24, 2015

Courtesy photograph EcoSafe32 hydraulic fluid is being used to flush and fill the process air valve hydraulic systems at the ASTF C-Plant. This is what the inside of the valve looked like after one of the recent flushing and filtration operations. A conversion to using EcoSafe Hydraulic Fluid has improved operations for the Aeropropulsion Systems…

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Reapers, Predators on the prowl in Afghanistan

Posted  August 24, 2015

Airmen assigned to the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide world-class close air support and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in the Afghanistan area of operations.

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China rehearses for massive military parade

Posted  August 24, 2015

Fighter jets flew low over Beijing Aug. 23 as thousands of soldiers from China, Russia and other countries rehearsed for a military parade next month commemorating the end of World War II. The Sept. 3 parade will showcase the People’s Liberation Army’s rapidly growing capabilities at a time when Beijing is asserting territorial claims in…

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Marines, Coast Guard demo small UAS capabilities

Posted  August 24, 2015

Navy photograph A member of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command launches an RQ-20A Puma unmanned aircraft Aug. 12 during an exercise near Camp Lejeune, N.C. The U.S. Coast Guard and MARSOC joined forces to demonstrate the ability to launch and recover the Puma, RQ-12A Wasp IV, and InstantEye vertical takeoff and landing UAS from…

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16T project team determines more efficient process for disconnect panel fabrication

Posted  August 24, 2015

The team leading the Improve Transonic Test Capability Improvement and Modernization program at AEDC has found a better, more cost-effective way of fabricating disconnect panels for the 16-foot Transonic Wind Tunnel (16T).

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Troopers receive new Raven UAS camera upgrade

Posted  August 24, 2015

Selected units received an upgrade to their Raven unmanned aerial systems during an initiative at Fort Hood, Texas, last week.

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