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Laser-based aircraft countermeasure provides ‘unlimited rounds’ against MANPADS

The Army expects later this year to reach a Milestone B decision with its laser-based common infrared countermeasures, or CIRCM, defense system program.

Air Force photograph by A1C Dustin Mullen Defense

E-9A Widget, one of a kind

The mission of the Air Force is like a highly complex machine. Each piece of the machine is vital to it operating successfully. The E-9A Widget is a very small, yet highly important piece to that machine.

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Orion parachute testing conducted at AEDC NFAC facility

Arnold Engineering Development Complex engineers at the National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex assisted in recent testing of sub-scale parachutes for the next mission of the Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1.

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Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

Northrop Grumman has completed and delivered to The Boeing Company a major subassembly of the first of 12 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

The Navy's Tactical Tomahawk missile underwent a successful production acceptance test March 19 using functional ground test capability at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's Large Rocket Motor Test Facility in Indian Head, Md.


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Space

NASA awards contract for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 spacecraft

Posted  March 23, 2015

NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital ATK (formerly Orbital Sciences Corporation) of Dulles, Va., for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2 spacecraft. The JPSS-2 spacecraft will provide operational continuity of satellite-based observations to enable the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide critical weather…

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Veterans

SecNav commemorates Battle of Iwo Jima

Posted  March 23, 2015

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus arrived on Iwo To, the island formerly known as Iwo Jima, March 21 to attend the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

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Sequestration threatens Americaís airpower advantage

Posted  March 23, 2015

Air Force senior leaders testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland March 19, and said with the return of sequestration-level funding, America’s airpower advantage is increasingly at risk. We are the greatest Air Force in the world and remain so, said Dr. William LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for…

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Business

Northrop discusses its economic impact at California Aerospace Week

Posted  March 23, 2015

California’s largest aerospace company, Northrop Grumman, will highlight its significant economic and educational impact on the state during California Aerospace Week in Sacramento, March 23-24. James Zortman, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems’ vice president of global logistics and operational support, will discuss the company’s numerous facilities in the state, where some of the world’s most advanced…

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Events

Permitted, banned items

Posted  March 21, 2015

All permitted items will be inspected prior to admission to the flight line. It is strongly recommended that spectators minimize the number and size of permitted items to reduce delay into the flight line area.

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Events

History Panel: Aviation History in the Antelope Valley

Posted  March 21, 2015

The 2015 Los Angeles County Air Show History Panel will feature a speaker panel of distinguished pilots who personify “Aviation History in the Antelope Valley.” These men flew, among other aircraft, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, F-117 Nighthawk and the F-35 Lightning II. This renowned panel of veterans will discuss their contribution to aviation history. The…

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The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales

Posted  March 21, 2015

From March 20 until March 22, the Budweiser Clydesdales will make several appearances in the area, including at the Pyrobatic Night Show and Concert at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds and at the William J. Fox Airfield in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Air Show. The eight-horse hitch team and red wagon will be available…

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Events

On the ground

Posted  March 21, 2015

Throughout the flight line, spectators will be able to explore static aircraft displays, interact with pilots and crew members, and experience interactive attractions and educational exhibits designed to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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FAQ

Posted  March 21, 2015

Q. Is parking free? A. No, parking is not free. Only cash will be accepted for parking. The fee for each vehicle is $10 (Oversized trailers, motor homes and busses are $30) and does not include exit and re-entry. Q. Do I need to buy my children tickets? A. Children 5 years old and under are…

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Health & Safety

Air Show Tips

Posted  March 21, 2015

Health & Safety • Be cautious around aircraft and other displays that may have exposed sharp corners and edges that may damage skin. • Air shows are large events and guests must cover great distances to see all of the show. Plan to walk a great deal throughout the day and wear comfortable shoes. •…

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