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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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Satellite study reveals parched U.S. West using up underground water

A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources.

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AOC integral to Red Flag 14-3 operations

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Members of the Air and Space Operations Center work during Red Flag 14-3 operations July 22, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Armed with personnel from intelligence and communications backgrounds, AOC members, who each have a specific task to fill in distinct cells ranging from combat…


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Airbus recognizes suppliers for best in-service performance

Posted  July 10, 2012

During the annual Airbus Suppliers Awards ceremony held during the Farnborough Air Show 2012, Didier Lux, Airbus executive vice president Customer Services, presented awards to recognize systems and equipment suppliers to Airbus who have achieved outstanding levels of customer satisfaction. To determine the shortlist, the rating process included inputs from 124 participating Airbus operators –…

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New directorate leader smoothly transitions in to help speed new technologies to fleet

Posted  July 10, 2012

The Office of Naval Research has a new director for its Office of Transition, officials announced July 10, with extensive experience in leading Department of Defense science and technology (S&T) efforts. Dr. Thomas H. Killion, the Army’s former chief scientist, will lead the ONR office charged with transitioning naval basic research into actual products in…

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Boeing offers medium-sized maritime surveillance aircraft

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing announced July 10 that it is offering a medium-sized Maritime Surveillance Aircraft to the global market. MSA builds on technologies developed for Boeing’s larger Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms to provide…

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Thailand signs LOA to be first in Southeast Asia to operate Sikorsky UH-60M helicopters

Posted  July 10, 2012

Sikorsky announced July 9 that the Royal Thai Army has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance to acquire two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters through the United States Government’s Foreign Military Sales channel. Upon delivery, Thailand will become the first member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to fly the very latest version of…

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Raytheon’s MTS-B delivers leading-edge surveillance technology to the US Air Force

Posted  July 10, 2012

Raytheon was recently awarded a $191 million contract to provide its Multispectral Targeting System for the U.S. Air Force’s MQ-9 Reaper. The MTS-B is a multiuse, electro-optical/infrared, laser detecting-ranging-tracking set developed and produced for use in military systems. Based on a state-of-the-art digital architecture, this advanced EO/IR system provides long-range surveillance, target acquisition, tracking, range-finding…

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Landscapers ‘give back’ to vets, fallen at Arlington

Posted  July 10, 2012

More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery July 9 for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and...

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Mantis concept demonstrator targeted to fly in United Kingdom

Posted  July 10, 2012

BAE Systems has announced its intention to re-fly the Mantis UAS Concept Demonstrator – this time in U.K. airspace. This will be the first flight of an unmanned air system of this class in U.K. airspace.

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Lockheed Martin F-35 flight test progress report

Posted  July 10, 2012

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program accrued the highest number of test points in a single month during June, an accomplishment indicative of the program’s ongoing maturation. Additionally, for the 18th consecutive month the F-35 test program remained ahead of plan. As of June 30, the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter had conducted 595 test…

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Rolls-Royce plans further performance improvement for market-leading Trent 700 engine

Posted  July 10, 2012

Rolls-Royce plans to make further performance improvements to its market-leading Trent 700 engine that powers the Airbus A330.

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Hamilton Sundstrand recognized by GE Aviation for outstanding customer service on the GP7200 engine program

Posted  July 10, 2012

Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, was recently recognized by GE Aviation for outstanding customer service for its work as a GE supplier on the Engine Alliance GP7200 engine program. Hamilton Sundstrand’s Customer Service organization received an overall score of 6.3 on a Likert scale of 7 on its annual customer satisfaction…

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