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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

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Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.


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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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