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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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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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NASA astronaut Mark Polansky leaves agency

Posted  July 13, 2012

NASA astronaut Mark Polansky has left the agency. His last day with NASA was June 30. Polansky is a veteran of three space shuttle missions. He flew as a pilot on the STS-98 mission in 2001 and served as commander for STS-116 in 2006 and STS-127 in 2009. Polansky ends his NASA career with more…

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Wing flies 100th F-35 Lightning II sortie

Posted  July 13, 2012

Marine Lt. Col. David Berke, commanding officer for the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, taxis in from completing the 100th F-35 Lightning II sortie at the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla., July 11, 2012.

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Raytheon’s ATFLIR surpasses 1 million flight hours on US Navy Super Hornet

Posted  July 13, 2012

Raytheon’s Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared pod, which delivers superior electro-optical/infrared imagery and target detection range for air-to-air and air-to-ground mission support, has achieved more than 1 million hours of operational flight on the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet. “This achievement is a testament to the unmatched accuracy and performance of ATFLIR,” said Mark Sims,…

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Aerotech NewsRadio – July 12, 2012

Posted  July 12, 2012

Leigh Kelly, chairman of the Antelope Valley Chapter of the 99s, and Carol Reukauf, former chair, are featured in this week's show. During a live interview, Ms. Reukauf and Ms. Kelly discussed the history of the 99s, an association of women pilots, and membership today.

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Boeing CH-147F Chinook for Canada successfully completes first flight

Posted  July 11, 2012

The new Boeing CH-147F Medium-to-Heavy-Lift Helicopter for Canada is progressing ahead of schedule after making its first flight June 24.

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Bristow Group announces long term contracts for 20 large helicopters

Posted  July 11, 2012

Bristow Group Inc., a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced July 11 that it has secured several major new multi-year contracts for the provision of a total of 20 large aircraft that are expected to generate in excess of $2 billion in revenue.   In Europe, Bristow has been particularly…

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Boeing stands up Australian Super Hornet sustainment capability

Posted  July 11, 2012

Boeing announced July 11 that its Australian Super Hornet Intermediate Level Maintenance facility at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley in Queensland is fully operational. The first-of-type ILM facility provides local engineering and supply chain support to meet the operational flying demands of the RAAF’s 24 F/A-18F fighter jets. A total of nine sustainment workshops…

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China visit represents positive step

Posted  July 11, 2012

Recognizing that the United States and China have more areas of convergence than differences, the top U.S. officer in the Pacific said he's more convinced after his recent visit there that the two countries can...

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Railways industry announces job opportunities for vets

Posted  July 11, 2012

Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines considering separating from the active-duty military this year may seek employment options in the railways industry, which today became the latest to pledge jobs to veterans. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the 5,000-job pledge in a conference call with reporters, making rail the latest industry to offer jobs as part…

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Virgin Galactic reveals privately funded satellite launcher, confirms SpaceShipTwo poised for powered flight

Posted  July 11, 2012

July 11 during the Farnborough International Air Show 2012, Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, announced “LauncherOne,” a new air-launched rocket specifically designed to deliver small satellites into orbit. With substantial funding already raised from Virgin Galactic’s partner aabar Investments PJS, and with commercial flights of this new orbital launch vehicle expected to begin…

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