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SpaceX launches experiments, ice cream to space station

A SpaceX capsule rocketed to the International Space Station Aug. 14, carrying tons of science research, plus ice cream.

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F-35As fly in weapons evaluation

Air Force photograph by Scott Wolff An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, drops a 2,000-pound GBU-31 bomb over the Utah Test and Training Range, Aug. 10. The F-35 flew Combat Hammer, an evaluation exercise which tests and validates the performance of crews, pilots, and their technology while deploying precision-guided munitions….

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RAAF chief completes first flight in AIR 5428 PC-21

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft.

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Five tips for photographing Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

The total solar eclipse crossing America on Aug. 21 will be the first eclipse to march from sea to shining sea in nearly 100 years.

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Innovative experiment brings AF senior leaders to Holloman

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, along with other distinguished visitors, observed a live-fly light attack aircraft experiment showcasing Air Force efforts for innovation Aug. 9, 2017, at Holloman AFB, N.M.

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Final Hill AFB F-16 goes through phase

Posted  August 11, 2017

As the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, milestones occur frequently.

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Lockheed Martin successfully integrates first modernized A2100 satellite

Posted  August 11, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph In a clean room near Denver, Lockheed Martin’s first modernized A2100 satellite has undergone the important integration process of three major subsystems. A team of engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of the company’s first modernized A2100 satellite. The spacecraft, known as Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1, now moves into final assembly…

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BLUE: The cyber shield

Posted  August 11, 2017

Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force’s flagship television program, BLUE. Computers have opened up new possibilities for unprecedented access to information by millions around the world, but along with the positive possibilities come cyber threats. The Air Force uses computers to aid in national defense in everything from GPS…

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Contract Briefs

Posted  August 11, 2017

Missile Defense Agency   Jacobs Technology Inc., Tullahoma, Tenn., is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an estimated maximum value of $4,600,000,000. A fixed-price incentive task order in the amount of $4,317,327 is being issued concurrent with the contract award. The predominant contract types will be cost-plus-incentive-fee and fixed-price incentive. Under this follow-on contract, the…

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Headlines – August 9, 2017

Posted  August 10, 2017

News North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say – North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment.   U.S. sending up to 100…

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