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F-35 Rollout Marks U.S.-Australia Partnership Milestone

Lockheed Martin photograph by Beth Groom Royal Australian Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown delivers his remarks at the roll out ceremony for Australia’s first F-35. The official rollout of the first two F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force is a milestone in the U.S.-Australia partnership, the undersecretary…

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NASA’s Mars spacecraft maneuvers to prepare for close comet flyby

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars Oct. 19.

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U.S. Forces display military might at Farnborough

Air Force photograph by A1C Erin O’Shea Capt. Tom Meyers discusses the F-15E Strike Eagle’s capabilities with spectators July 17, 2014, at the Farnborough International Airshow in England. Public access was granted for spectators to ask questions and observe the aircraft up-close with pilots and aircrew members. Meyers is a 494th Fighter Squadron F-15E instructor…

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Lockheed Martin’s unmanned cargo helicopter team returns from deployment

After lifting more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo and conducting thousands of delivery missions for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corporation K-MAX cargo unmanned aircraft system has returned to the United States following a nearly three-year deployment in Afghanistan. In 2011, K-MAX became the first unmanned helicopter to deliver…

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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 Fighting Falcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and effectiveness…


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Panetta praises U.S.-Turkish alliance, pledges more support

Posted  June 13, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta delivered keynote remarks during the 31st Annual American Turkish Council Conference dinner June 11 reaffirming the U.S.-Turkish alliance and pledging further support for...

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Northrop Grumman awards grants to Los Angeles area teachers to support STEM initiatives

Posted  June 13, 2012

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has provided grants worth a total of $3,300 to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational initiatives in Los Angeles metropolitan area schools. Northrop Grumman awarded 11 individual grants of $300 each to teachers in local elementary, middle and high schools to fund projects that increase student awareness of…

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Small planets don’t need stars with heavy metal content to form

Posted  June 13, 2012

The formation of small worlds like Earth previously was thought to occur mostly around stars rich in heavy elements such as iron and silicon. However, new ground-based observations, combined with data collected by NASA’s Kepler space telescope, shows small planets form around stars with a wide range of heavy element content and suggests they may…

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Air Force launches first special tactics wing

Posted  June 13, 2012

U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command stood up the 24th Special Operations Wing in a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 12 to meet the growing demand for the unique capabilities special tactics Air...

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UTC launches equity units offering as component of financing for Goodrich acquisition

Posted  June 13, 2012

United Technologies Corp. announced June 12 an offering of $1 billion of equity units. Net proceeds of the offering are expected to be used primarily to pay a portion of the cash consideration for the previously announced acquisition of Goodrich Corporation. The offering is being made under an effective shelf registration statement on file with…

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Elbit Systems to supply Boeing with structural components

Posted  June 13, 2012

Elbit Systems’ wholly-owned Israeli subsidiary Elbit Systems – Cyclone Ltd. has been awarded an approximately $80 million contract for the supply of structural components to Boeing. The contract will be performed over seven years. “We are proud to have been selected, once again, by Boeing to supply structural parts,” said Yoram Shmuely, co-general manager of…

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Boeing closure could mean available talent

Posted  June 12, 2012

Boeing’s decision to close its defense plant in Wichita, Kansas, likely will help Airbus’ operations in part because of the opportunity to hire former Boeing employees, a top Airbus said June 11. Airbus Americas chairman Allan McArtor spoke during a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Airbus’ engineering center in Wichita. The Airbus center had…

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Balance required to avoid a ‘hollow force’

Posted  June 12, 2012

The Air Force chief of staff reinforced the importance of avoiding a "hollow force" to a group of civic and industry leaders attending the Air Force Association's monthly breakfast June 11.

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Black hole growth found to be out of sync

Posted  June 12, 2012

New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory challenges prevailing ideas about how black holes grow in the centers of galaxies. Astronomers long have thought that a supermassive black hole and...

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Africom will maintain ‘light footprint’ in Africa

Posted  June 12, 2012

The United States has no plans to seek permanent bases in Africa, and, in the spirit of the new defense strategic guidance, will continue to maintain a "light footprint" on the continent, the top U.S. Africa...

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