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F-35 Rollout Marks U.S.-Australia Partnership Milestone

Lockheed Martin photograph by Beth Groom Royal Australian Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown delivers his remarks at the roll out ceremony for Australia’s first F-35. The official rollout of the first two F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force is a milestone in the U.S.-Australia partnership, the undersecretary…

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NASA’s Mars spacecraft maneuvers to prepare for close comet flyby

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars Oct. 19.

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U.S. Forces display military might at Farnborough

Air Force photograph by A1C Erin O’Shea Capt. Tom Meyers discusses the F-15E Strike Eagle’s capabilities with spectators July 17, 2014, at the Farnborough International Airshow in England. Public access was granted for spectators to ask questions and observe the aircraft up-close with pilots and aircrew members. Meyers is a 494th Fighter Squadron F-15E instructor…

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Lockheed Martin’s unmanned cargo helicopter team returns from deployment

After lifting more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo and conducting thousands of delivery missions for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corporation K-MAX cargo unmanned aircraft system has returned to the United States following a nearly three-year deployment in Afghanistan. In 2011, K-MAX became the first unmanned helicopter to deliver…

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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 Fighting Falcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and effectiveness…


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NASA’s Curiousity Rover caught in act of landing

Posted  August 6, 2012

An image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured the Curiosity rover still connected to its 51-foot-wide parachute as it descended...

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Democrats reject GOP move to force layoff notices

Posted  August 6, 2012

Senate Democrats rejected a Republican effort to force defense contractors to send out notices of possible job layoffs four days before the election, calling the move politically driven and purely speculative based on looming spending cuts. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 17-13 against an amendment by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The provision would have overturned…

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Defense official: Cuts hit war fighters, weapons

Posted  August 6, 2012

War fighters heading to Afghanistan would receive less training while the Navy would be forced to buy fewer ships if lawmakers fail in the next five months to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan, a Pentagon official said Aug. 1. Imploring Congress to act, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and the White House’s acting…

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News Briefs – August 6, 2012

Posted  August 6, 2012

Senator ends hold on Air Force chief nomination A Republican senator has ended his hold on the White House pick for Air Force chief of staff over the service’s response to a widening sex scandal at a Texas base. In a statement Aug. 2, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said he had met with Gen….

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Boeing establishes simulator-based training for Kiowa flight instructors

Posted  August 6, 2012

Boeing subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia has installed a Helicrew simulator at the Oakey Army Aviation Training Centre, Queensland, Australia, in order to...

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Lockheed Martin delivers 20,000th Guided MLRS rocket

Posted  August 6, 2012

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 20,000th Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary rocket to the U.S. Army. With a range of up to 70 kilometers, GMLRS Unitary is an all-weather, precision-strike weapon that can be deployed rapidly, producing pinpoint engagements with minimal collateral damage. The GMLRS rocket is assembled at the company’s production facility in…

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Ball Aerospace demonstrates prototype X-band SATCOM on-the-move phased array antenna

Posted  August 6, 2012

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully demonstrated its Mobile Multifunction Low-Cost Array system, a prototype X-band SATCOM On-the-Move phased array antenna, at the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground facility, Aberdeen, Md.

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Air Force has role in Mars Rover success

Posted  August 6, 2012

As news broke of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory "Curiosity" rover's successful landing on the "Red Planet" Aug. 6, Arnold Engineering Development Complex's (AEDC) Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 Director...

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Boeing, EL AL finalize order for two additional 737-900ERs

Posted  August 6, 2012

Boeing and EL AL have announced that the Israeli national carrier has finalized an order for two additional Next-Generation 737-900ERs (Extended Range), adding to EL AL’s previous order in March 2011, bringing the total number to six 737-900ERs on order. The two-airplane order is valued at approximately $179.2 million at current list prices. “The Next-Generation…

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NASA announces next step in effort to launch Americans from U.S. soil

Posted  August 6, 2012

NASA announced Aug. 3 new agreements with three American commercial companies to design and develop the next generation of U.S. human spaceflight capabilities, enabling a launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in the next five years. Advances made by these companies under newly signed Space Act Agreements through the agency’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability initiative…

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