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F-35 fleet surpasses 15,000 flying hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.

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NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of new Saturn moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet’s known moons. Images taken with Cassini’s narrow angle camera on April 15, 2013 show disturbances at the very edge of Saturn’s…

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NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers first Earth-size planet in ‘habitable zone’

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" - the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet.

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DARPA Tactical Technology Office invites innovative risk-takers to attend 2014 Office-Wide Proposers Day

DARPAs Tactical Technology Office invests in innovative platforms, weapons, integrated systems and critical systems components that often incorporate emerging advanced technologies, all designed to preserve and extend decisive advantages for the U.S. military. Constantly evolving technologies, shifting warfighter mission requirements and limited budgets, however, mean TTO must always seek new ways to leverage innovation while…

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Northrop Grumman dedicates Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in Florida

Northrop Grumman dedicated its new Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Fla., April 17, which builds upon the company's 34-year legacy of operations there.


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Rolls-Royce launches Trent 1000-TEN with next generation technology for Boeing 787 Dreamliner family

Posted  July 10, 2012

Rolls-Royce has unveiled the Trent 1000-TEN, an advanced version of its power plant incorporating proven next generation technology from the latest member of the Trent engine family, the Trent XWB. The Trent 1000-TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New technology) will provide an improvement of up to 3 percent in specific fuel consumption compared with the Trent…

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Computer simulations created to train soldiers on howitzers

Posted  July 10, 2012

Two soldiers and two Marines made their virtual debut last month while helping Picatinny engineers create a computer trainer for the M777A2 Lightweight 155mm Towed Howitzer.

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Lockheed Martin airborne synthetic aperture radar approved for international export

Posted  July 10, 2012

A Lockheed Martin airborne reconnaissance radar that provides high resolution, photographic-like imagery, even in inclement weather or darkness, is now available to customers worldwide. Lockheed Martin’s AN/APY-12, a dual mode, X-band synthetic aperture radar with moving target indication capability, has been cleared for export to certain countries, including Taiwan, Italy, Sweden and Korea. “Intelligence operations…

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Boeing 737 MAX to fly farther, deliver more revenue potential

Posted  July 10, 2012

An artist’s rendering of the 737 MAX 7, 8 and 9. Boeing announced continued progress on the company’s newest development program, the 737 MAX, at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow July 10.

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Arkia Israel Airlines signs for four A321neo aircraft

Posted  July 10, 2012

Arkia Israeli Airlines, the second biggest Israeli airline, signed a purchase agreement July 9 for four A321neos at the Farnborough International Airshow. This order makes the airline a new Airbus customer and the first airline in Israel to order the A320 neo Family. Engine selection will be announced at a later date The aircraft will…

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Hypersonics – the new stealth

Posted  July 10, 2012

DARPA’s research and development in stealth technology during the 1970s and 1980s led to the world’s most advanced radar-evading aircraft, providing strategic national security advantage to the United States.

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Lockheed Martin delivers four F-35s to U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps

Posted  July 10, 2012

With the delivery of four Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft since June 29, an important milestone was achieved as the Department of Defense now possesses more operational-coded F-35s than test aircraft. A total of nine F-35s have been delivered for the year, giving the DOD a total of 30 aircraft fleet-wide. Of these, 16…

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Boeing projects large, growing market for commercial aviation services

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing forecasts a $2.4 trillion market for commercial aviation services as this large industry sector continues to grow…

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Airbus starts production of the A320neo Family

Posted  July 10, 2012

The first ‘cutting of metal’ for the Airbus A320neo has taken place in Toulouse, France.

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Pilot’s project becomes Air Force standard

Posted  July 10, 2012

When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz says every airman is an innovator, he’s talking about airmen like Capt. Kyle Alderman.

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