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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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Women soldiers to test female-specific body armor

Posted  July 23, 2012

Today, both male and female soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer...

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Northrop Grumman delivers first B-1 radar modification kit

Posted  July 23, 2012

Northrop Grumman has delivered the first B-1 bomber radar prime mission equipment kit under a series of U.S. Air Force contracts worth a combined total of $161 million for the B-1′s Radar Reliability and Maintainability Program. One radar kit has since been installed on a B-1 aircraft based at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Two…

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Verification, innovation key to success for NIE 13.2 candidate capabilities

Posted  July 23, 2012

During an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, which was meant to keep the industrial base informed...

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ViaSat wins award for UHF satellite network system in Australia

Posted  July 23, 2012

The Australian Department of Defence has selected ViaSat Inc. to supply the UHF Satellite Communication Mission System for its recently launched UHF capacity on Intelsat IS-22. The system is designed to provide voice and data military satcom covering a region from the west coast of Africa to the east coast of Australia. The value of…

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Small Diameter Bomb II finds, hits moving target

Posted  July 23, 2012

Raytheon’s GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II program achieved a major milestone when it successfully engaged and hit a moving target during a flight test at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Currently in engineering and manufacturing development, SDB II is designed to engage moving targets in adverse weather and through battlefield obscurants. During the July…

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China’s Type 90 a stalking tiger on world light tracked vehicle market

Posted  July 23, 2012

In its annual analysis “The Market for Light Tracked Vehicles,” the Forecast International Weapons Group reports that it expects the market to produce nearly 9,300 units, worth more than $19.7 billion, through 2021. The international market for light tracked vehicles remains a highly competitive and dynamic environment. Dean Lockwood, weapons systems analyst at Forecast International,…

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Boeing, Korean Air announce order for two 777-300ERs

Posted  July 23, 2012

Boeing and Korean Air July 20 finalized an order for two 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes. The order is valued at $596 million at Boeing list prices.

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AFRL experiment will create artificial ionosphere

Posted  July 23, 2012

On successive days in September, a pair of two-stage sounding rockets will lift off from the U.S. Army's Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, with each launch vehicle carrying a...

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Carter addresses Joint Strike Fighter program

Posted  July 23, 2012

Many countries that are partnering with the United States in the F-35 joint strike fighter program will have a role to play in the aircraft’s assembly, but the U.S. government will not decide which country does what, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said in Tokyo, Japan, July 21. During a press conference with Japanese…

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Lockheed Martin marks Landsat 40th anniversary

Posted  July 23, 2012

An unprecedented enterprise began 40 years ago today when the Earth Resources Technology Satellite - later renamed Landsat - was launched.

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