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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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Aerotech NewsRadio – July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Aviation artist, author and historian, Mike Machat, is featured in this week's show to talk about his extensive career in aviation art. During the interview he shared highlights throughout his career as well as a brief history of American Aviation Art.

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Air Force leaders issue Independence Day message

Posted  July 4, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy...

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Airbus to build first U.S. assembly plant in Alabama

Posted  July 3, 2012

In the battle to dominate the global aviation industry, European aerospace giant Airbus announced its first assembly plant in the United States July 2, a symbolic and significant step in the competition with archrival Boeing. The French-based company said the Mobile, Ala., plant is expected to cost $600 million to build and will employ 1,000…

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AGE turns ground power into air power

Posted  July 3, 2012

When a call comes in to the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight, requesting a piece of equipment for an aircraft, the flight responds and delivers it.

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Health & Safety

MAFFS-equipped C-130s resume operations

Posted  July 3, 2012

The commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command announced that the C-130 Modular Airborne Fire-Fighting System fleet will resume operations July 3 in support of the National Interagency...

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Panetta welcomes opening of Pakistan supply lines

Posted  July 3, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta July 3 welcomed Pakistan’s decision to open ground lines of communication on the border with Afghanistan that have been closed since November. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the decision after a telephone call this morning with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar. “As I have made clear,” Panetta…

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News Briefs July 3, 2012

Posted  July 3, 2012

Brazilian Air Force show shatters windows Brazilian Air Force jets flying over the capital city of Brasilia, during a flag-changing ceremony swept down so low they caused shock waves that shattered windows in the Supreme Court and Congressional buildings. The Brazilian Air Force issued a statement saying the July 1 incident occurred during a traditional…

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Engine test facility helps to silence the roar

Posted  July 3, 2012

Though the noise of fighter jets is sometimes called "the sound of freedom," not everyone wants to hear it. The 18th Component Maintenance Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, limits the noise...

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Army radar to allow UAS to fly in National Air Space

Posted  July 3, 2012

By March 2014, the MQ-1C Gray Eagle, an Army unmanned aerial system, or UAS, will be able to train in the same airspace as the Boeing 747, with the help of the Army-developed Ground Based Sense and...

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Boeing forecasts $4.5 trillion market for 34,000 new airplanes

Posted  July 3, 2012

Boeing projects a $4.5 trillion market for 34,000 new airplanes over the next 20 years as the current world fleet doubles in size, according to the Boeing 2012 Current Market Outlook released July 3. The company’s annual forecast reflects the strength of the commercial aviation market. “The world’s aviation market is broader, deeper and more…

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