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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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Boeing delivers UAE Air Force and Air Defence’s sixth C-17

Posted  June 20, 2012

Boeing delivered the sixth United Arab Emirates C-17 Globemaster III to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence earlier this month at the company's final assembly facility in Long Beach. Calif.

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Exercises demonstrate Global Strike flexibility, capability

Posted  June 19, 2012

Air Force Global Strike Command airmen participated in two major exercises this month, demonstrating the command's flexibility and global reach while testing its tactics, techniques and procedures.

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Berlin ‘Candy Bomber’ receives honor

Posted  June 19, 2012

Retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen's legacy is built on chocolate, bubble gum and hope.

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AFMC ready to transition to 5-Center construct

Posted  June 19, 2012

With three major milestones complete, Air Force Materiel Command officials are ready to consolidate the number of centers as part of its command-wide transition to the 5-Center construct. Centers will be activated at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and Tinker AFB, Okla., in the coming weeks. At Edwards AFB, Calif., the Air Force Flight Test Center will…

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News Briefs – June 19, 2012

Posted  June 19, 2012

U.S. officials worry over Egypt’s military’s moves U.S. Defense Department officials say they will continue to urge Egypt’s military council to transfer power to the new, democratically elected government, and are hopeful it will happen. Pentagon press secretary George Little says the department is deeply concerned about the move by Egypt’s military to issue an…

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New season of Army Research Lab show focuses on cost-saving maintenance

Posted  June 19, 2012

June 18, the Army Research Laboratory launched the third season of its online broadcast show under a new name, Inside the Lab, with its first two-part series about condition-based maintenance, an age-old...

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NASA selects innovative museum exhibits, planetarium shows

Posted  June 19, 2012

Exhibits, planetarium shows, and community-based programming are among 18 projects NASA has selected to receive agency funding in 2012. The projects consist of 11 informal education providers and seven NASA visitor centers that will share $10 million in grants through NASA’s Competitive Program for Science Museums and Planetariums Plus Opportunities for NASA Visitor Centers and…

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Boeing expands flight services business in China

Posted  June 19, 2012

Boeing announced June 18 it has expanded its Flight Services business in China, greatly enhancing training capacity for airlines in the region. With the introduction of an advanced 787 Dreamliner training suite for pilot and maintenance training, and a newly-installed 747-400 full-flight simulator, the company is tripling its offerings at the Boeing Flight Services Shanghai…

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Corps-level exercise tests unified land operations capabilities for first time in decade

Posted  June 19, 2012

More than 5,500 service members and civilians are taking part in the Army's first corps-level, full-spectrum unified land operations training exercise in 10 years, at Fort Hood, Texas.

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NASA Pleiades supercomputer gets a little more oomph

Posted  June 19, 2012

NASA’s flagship Pleiades supercomputer just received a boost to help keep pace with the intensive number-crunching requirements of scientists and engineers working on some of the agency’s most challenging missions. Pleiades is critical for the modeling, simulation and analysis of a diverse set of agency projects in aeronautics research, Earth and space sciences and the…

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