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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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Boeing celebrates groundbreaking for 777X composite wing center

Boeing Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10.

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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.


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Aeroshell to protect Mars Science Laboratory on descent

Posted  July 26, 2012

After a journey of 245 days across 352 million miles, the moment of truth for the Mars Science Laboratory begins late in the evening of Aug. 5 when the spacecraft roars into the Martian atmosphere, traveling at...

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DOD, VA crafting integrated support system

Posted  July 26, 2012

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are building an integrated military and veteran support system that is fundamentally different and far more robust than in the past, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told a congressional panel July 25. Panetta addressed a relatively rare joint hearing of the House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees to…

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Navy to christen amphibious transport dock ship

Posted  July 26, 2012

The Navy will christen the newest amphibious transport dock ship, Somerset, July 28, 2012, during a ceremony at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Avondale, La. The ship is named in honor of the courageous passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93. Their actions prevented terrorist hijackers from reaching their destination only to have…

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Northrop Grumman G/ATOR radar system delivered for start of government developmental testing

Posted  July 26, 2012

Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar system has been delivered to Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island in Eastern Virginia for the government to begin its first and second phases of Developmental Test. The final phase of DT and the Operational Assessment for G/ATOR will be conducted in Yuma, Ariz. Currently under development for…

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Air Force will thrive despite fiscal challenges

Posted  July 26, 2012

The Air Force has reinvigorated the service's nuclear mission, incorporated unmanned aerial capabilities and made progress in acquisition, the service's chief of staff told reporters July 24.

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Veterans

Korean War fighter jet pilot recalls missions

Posted  July 26, 2012

He flew fighter planes his entire career, and as a wingman during the Korean War in 1952 and 1953, he flew 100 missions and extended his tour to perform 25 more. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. William Earl Brown Jr. spent 34 years in the military, but his experiences as a young pilot in the…

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NASA selects contract for water, waste water revitalization

Posted  July 26, 2012

NASA has selected RTD Construction, Inc., of Zephyrhills, Fla., to provide construction services for the revitalization of Kennedy Space Center’s water distribution and waste water collection systems. The maximum potential value for the two-year fixed price contract is approximately $25.6 million. RTD Construction, Inc. will replace more than 125,000 feet of existing water mains and…

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Lockheed Martin completes JASSM F-15E integration with successful all-up round flight test

Posted  July 26, 2012

Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile recently completed F-15E platform integration with a successful all-up round flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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Special operations more than just combat

Posted  July 26, 2012

The nation expects special operations forces to be successful every time they are called upon, but they’re not wholly about combat, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said in Aspen, Colo., July 25 during a discussion moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Institute’s annual security forum. “We get a lot of notoriety…

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Aerotech NewsRadio – July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

Featured Guest: Tony Frackowiak - AVTI vice president, treasurer, and safety officer. Tony visited us to talk to us about Antelope Valley Tailwinds, the premier Radio Control Aircraft Society in the Antelope Valley.

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