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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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Airbus, Boeing airplane production rates straining supply chain

Posted  July 9, 2012

Airbus and Boeing are gearing up to roll out large commercial jetliners in ever-increasing quantities over the next 10 years, according to a new report from Forecast International, but will component suppliers be able to keep up with demand? Forecast International’s newly released “The Market for Large Commercial Jet Transports” projects that 14,655 large commercial…

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CIT, Pratt & Whitney finalize agreement for Airbus A320neo engines

Posted  July 9, 2012

CIT Group Inc., a global leader in transportation finance, and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced July 9 from the Farnborough International Air Show that they signed a definitive agreement for 60 PurePower PW1100G engines for CIT’s order of Airbus A320neo family aircraft. This agreement follows the memorandum of understanding previously…

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F-35 undergoes pit testing

Posted  July 9, 2012

F-35 tail number AF-1 underwent stores static ejection testing at the F-22 Combined Test Force for the past three weeks. The aircraft is carefully positioned over a pit filled with foam, and instrumented inert weapons...

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Boeing introduces Intelligent Sensor camera system for defense, security customers

Posted  July 9, 2012

Boeing July 9 introduced its Intelligent Sensor, a new camera system that provides defense and security customers with fully integrated video-processing capability. It is designed for high-performance, real-time imaging systems for which low size, weight and power are critical, such as security systems, perimeter defense, and surveillance on small unmanned aerial vehicles. “Advanced video-processing capability…

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Lockheed Martin delivers ground support stations To Finnish Air Force

Posted  July 9, 2012

The initial ground shelter for a vigilant “Dragon Shield” has been delivered to the Finnish Air Force by Lockheed Martin. The ground system will support a CASA C-295 aircraft that…

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Raytheon, U.S. Navy begin MALD-J Super Hornet integration

Posted  July 9, 2012

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon have begun integrating the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer variant into the U.S. Navy’s fleet of F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets. The integration process will include a series of risk reduction activities and technology demonstrations. MALD® is a state-of-the-art, low-cost flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched and programmable. It weighs less…

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Lockheed Martin, Marshall Aerospace to increase C-130 Hercules refurbishment capability

Posted  July 9, 2012

Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement authorizing Marshall Aerospace to become the world’s first commercial company to install C-130 Center Wing Boxes. Marshall Aerospace is also the first C-130J Heavy Maintenance Centres in the world. “As we see the C-130J Super Hercules global fleet expanding, and the demand for the C 130J remaining strong, we…

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DOD to mark 59th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

Posted  July 9, 2012

The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee has announced its efforts to reach out to Korean War Veterans and their families across the country and encourage them to join a commemorative program celebrating the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice. The program, titled Heroes Remembered, is…

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Neurotrauma, Psychological Health office partners with VA to study PTSD treatments

Posted  July 9, 2012

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a common anxiety disorder that can stem from any traumatic event experienced by an individual. While there are medications currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat it, they are not sufficiently effective in treating combat-related post-traumatic stress commonly seen in service members and veterans. The U.S. Army…

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services awarded exclusive international distribution of Northrop Grumman’s NAVEX-12 air navigation system

Posted  July 9, 2012

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced July 9 an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with Northrop Grumman’s Italy-based subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Italia, to equip Black Hawk utility aircraft with its NAVEX-12 Air Navigation System. Certified to military standards, the NAVEX-12 provides a lower weight, more reliable, fiber-optic air navigation system for Black Hawk utility helicopters. With OEM…

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