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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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F-22 pilot in Hawaii briefly has oxygen deficit

Posted  July 13, 2012

The Hawaii Air National Guard said July 10 one of its pilots briefly experienced an oxygen deficit while flying an F-22 stealth fighter last week. The pilot was heading back to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a routine training sortie when sensors indicated he wasn’t getting as much oxygen as he should, said Lt. Col….

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Nuclear deterrence vital in complex world, general says

Posted  July 13, 2012

Deterrence planning and forces must fit today’s unique global security environment, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said July 13. Air Force Gen. C. Robert “Bob” Kehler said a “safe, secure and effective” nuclear deterrent is vital in a “complex and uncertain world” that includes nuclear weapons and nuclear-armed states, and where several of those…

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Dempsey meets with Russian counterpart at Pentagon

Posted  July 13, 2012

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with his Russian counterpart July 12 at the Pentagon to discuss international security...

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DOD must have petroleum fuel alternatives, official says

Posted  July 13, 2012

Smart investing and less reliance on petroleum-based fuels will help ensure an agile, lethal and adaptable combat force, and ultimately, national security, a senior Pentagon official said here today during an Energy Department-hosted conference. During “Biomass 2012: Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities – Sustaining a Commitment to Bioenergy,” Sharon Burke, assistant secretary of defense for operational…

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Hamilton Sundstrand awarded a multi-year overhaul, repair contract from U.S. Army for Black Hawk helicopter T700 fuel controls

Posted  July 13, 2012

Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, was recently awarded a multi-year Overhaul & Repair contract from the U.S. Army for Black Hawk helicopter T700 fuel controls, with initial delivery orders starting in 2012 and covering a period of performance through 2017. “Hamilton Sundstrand is pleased to be selected to provide maintenance support…

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Army to host Network Integration Evaluation 13.2 Industry Day

Posted  July 13, 2012

The U.S. Army will host a Network Integration Evaluation Agile Process Industry Day, July 19, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for…

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News Briefs – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,900 As of July 10, 2012, at least 1,900 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,588 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Boeing airplanes, innovation, technology highlighted at Farnborough

Posted  July 13, 2012

Boeing’s new aircraft and innovative technologies attracted customers, partners, government officials and media at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow. The show saw the first flying display of the innovative 787 Dreamliner in Qatar Airways livery and the new Enduring Awareness Pavilion, a display of advanced command, control, communication, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Customer…

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SecAF visits Heavy Airlift Wing in Hungary

Posted  July 13, 2012

During his first visit to this small Hungarian base located roughly two hours from Budapest, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley met with Heavy Airlift Wing senior leaders, U.S. Airmen and Boeing contractors at Pápa Air Base,Hungary, July 11.

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NASA commercial partner SpaceX completes Dragon design review

Posted  July 13, 2012

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies has completed an important design review of the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft. The concept baseline review presented NASA with the primary and secondary design elements of its Dragon capsule designed to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit, including the International Space Station. SpaceX is one…

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