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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover arrives at Martian mountain

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox Defense

Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The test was an…

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard Defense

DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Defense

C-17 treads into new territory

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.


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Boeing, ALAFCO announce commitment for 20 Boeing 737 MAXs

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing and Kuwait airplane leasing company ALAFCO announced July 10 a commitment at the...

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Rolls-Royce receives $183 Million service contract for U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior engines

Posted  July 10, 2012

Rolls-Royce has received a contract valued at $183 million to service M250 engines, which power the U.S. Army’s fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopters. The contract, to support 500 M250 engines on more than 300 aircraft, begins in July 2012 for a year, and the Army has options to extend the contract for four…

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Boeing to collaborate with Elbit Systems on marketing, sales of Hermes 450 and 900 UAS

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing Company and Elbit Systems signed a Memorandum of Understanding July10 at the Farnborough Airshow to collaborate on the marketing and sales of Elbit Systems’ Hermes 450 and 900 unmanned airborne system product lines in the United States and select international countries. “This partnership further expands and enhances Boeing’s longstanding relationship with Elbit Systems to…

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Pratt & Whitney delivers first engines for Boeing C-17s to India

Posted  July 10, 2012

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has delivered the first four F117 engines for the Indian Air Force to power its fleet of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. India’s Ministry of Defence signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government in 2011 to acquire 10 C-17s. India will…

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Airbus offers longer-range A330 with increased payload

Posted  July 10, 2012

Airbus has decided to offer a further enhanced version of the popular A330 airliner by increasing the maximum takeoff weight capability to 240 metric tonnes.

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State-of-the-art helmet solutions for RAF’s Tornado pilots

Posted  July 10, 2012

The equipment is a high-tech helmet system which projects data in front of the pilot’s eye allowing instant assessment of points of interest. The technology can save vital seconds during military operations. The request to develop the Tornado Helmet Mounted Cueing System the RAF’s Tornado GR4 fleet was received in April last year. Within months,…

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy establish Fire Scout training center in Florida

Posted  July 10, 2012

Northrop Grumman has established a new training facility for Fire Scout unmanned helicopter operators that offers improved flight simulators...

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Pratt & Whitney signs agreement with Australian supplier Broens Industries for additional F135 engine work

Posted  July 10, 2012

Pratt & Whitney has awarded Broens Industries a follow on purchase order to manufacture complex support equipment for the sustainment solution of the F135 propulsion system powering the F-35 Lightning II. This new order valued at approximately $300,000 is for units which will be utilized at the first operational and training bases in the U.S….

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Airbus recognizes suppliers for best in-service performance

Posted  July 10, 2012

During the annual Airbus Suppliers Awards ceremony held during the Farnborough Air Show 2012, Didier Lux, Airbus executive vice president Customer Services, presented awards to recognize systems and equipment suppliers to Airbus who have achieved outstanding levels of customer satisfaction. To determine the shortlist, the rating process included inputs from 124 participating Airbus operators –…

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New directorate leader smoothly transitions in to help speed new technologies to fleet

Posted  July 10, 2012

The Office of Naval Research has a new director for its Office of Transition, officials announced July 10, with extensive experience in leading Department of Defense science and technology (S&T) efforts. Dr. Thomas H. Killion, the Army’s former chief scientist, will lead the ONR office charged with transitioning naval basic research into actual products in…

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