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Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft ready for demonstration flights

Boeing photograph The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. Flights for prospective…

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F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative

"The workshare initiative is an example of how Arnold Engineering Development Complex consistently improves the test experience," said Dan Blaettler, program manager of U.S. Air Force Engine Component Improvement.

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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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96th Test Group brings ‘R2-D2′ to life

Courtesy photograph A Rear Cockpit Pallet is mounted in the back of a T-38 Talon Jan. 13, 2015 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The project to build the RCP began from a need to design a platform that could serve to perform high dynamic testing of new GPS technology inside the 56 year-old T-38…

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ATK completes installation of world’s largest solid rocket motor for ground test

NASA and ATK have completed installing the first Space Launch System booster qualification motor, QM-1, in a specialized test stand in Utah.


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Single Predator B amasses 20,000 flight hours

Posted  January 14, 2015

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Jan. 12 that a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, signifying the highest flight time of any Predator B. The milestone was achieved while performing a 17-hour combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on Dec. 23. GA-ASI…

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Kratos awarded contract for MBRAT VIE Chinook avionics training systems

Posted  January 14, 2015

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced Jan. 12 that the U.S. Army has purchased two of Kratos’ Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainer Virtual Immersive Environment training systems with the CH-47F Chinook Avionics configuration. The order is valued at approximately $1.4 million, including life cycle support services for the next four years. The work will…

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From research to railgun: Revolutionary weapon at Future Force EXPO

Posted  January 14, 2015

Navy photograph by PO2 Kristopher Kirsop One of the two electromagnetic railgun prototypes on display aboard the joint high speed vessel USS Millinocket (JHSV 3) in port at Naval Base San Diego. The railguns are being displayed in San Diego as part of the Electromagnetic Launch Symposium, which brought together representatives from the U.S. and…

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Boeing to provide additional torpedo defense systems for U.S. Navy ships

Posted  January 14, 2015

Boeing, through its Argon ST subsidiary, will provide the U.S. Navy with five additional AN/SLQ-25C surface ship torpedo defense systems, continuing more than two decades of helping protect ships and sailors around the world. Known as “Nixie”, the system lures torpedoes away from intended targets by mimicking a ship’s acoustic signature. It is currently installed…

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LMI Aerospace announces new Aerostructures organizational structure, leadership positions

Posted  January 14, 2015

LMI Aerospace, Inc., a leading aerostructures and engineering services provider to the commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace, announced Jan. 12 the establishment of a new organizational structure and three new leadership positions within its Aerostructures segment. As part of the company’s revised strategy announced in November 2014, the Aerostructures segment has organized its…

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USS Nimitz completes homeport change

Posted  January 14, 2015

Navy photograph by Coast Guard PO3 Amanda Norcross The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish (WPB-87358), homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., escorts the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during the carrier’s homeport shift from Naval Base Everett, Wash., to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash.   The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrived…

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Applications accepted for 2015 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Posted  January 14, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs is accepting applications for the 2015 National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Registration began in early January and will close April 15. The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is a sports and rehabilitation program for military service Veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological…

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Boeing, Embraer open joint aviation biofuel research center

Posted  January 14, 2015

SÃO JOSÉ DOS CAMPOS, Brazil – Boeing and Embraer Jan. 14 opened a joint sustainable aviation biofuel research center in a collaborative effort to further establish the aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. At the Boeing-Embraer Joint Research Center in the São José dos Campos Technology Park, the companies will coordinate and co-fund research with Brazilian…

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Headlines January 12, 2015

Posted  January 12, 2015

News: SpaceX rocket nails launch, but narrowly misses landing test – An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off Jan. 10 to deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station, but narrowly failed a novel test to land itself on a platform in the ocean, the company said.   Business: Defense industry running out of time; mergers…

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News Briefs January 12, 2015

Posted  January 12, 2015

Dempsey describes cyberwarfare as a level playing field Gen. Martin Dempsey says the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment demonstrates the military superiority enjoyed by the United States doesn’t necessarily carry over to the cyberworld. As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Dempsey serves as President Barack Obama’s chief military adviser. In a taped interview…

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