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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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World War II African-American Marines receive Congressional Gold Medal

Posted  June 28, 2012

A group of African-American Marines who broke the Marine Corps’ color barrier during World War II received the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol June 27. The medal is the nation’s highest civilian award given by Congress. The “Montford Point Marines” received the award for serving with valor during the war,…

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College students study Earth from NASA’s P-3B flying lab

Posted  June 28, 2012

Thirty-two undergraduate and graduate students are participating in a NASA Airborne Science Program field experience at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., this week designed to...

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Business

Scaled performs rocket motor test at Mojave

Posted  June 28, 2012

Activities in preparation for a powered flight of SpaceShipTwo are ramping up at Mojave Air and Space Port in California. The Scaled Composites rocket motor test facility was used June 20 to perform a full-scale rocket motor test firing of Rocket Motor 2, which Sierra Nevada Corp. is providing for SpaceShipTwo. This was the first…

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Lockheed Martin receives $241 million contract for JASSM Lot 10 production

Posted  June 28, 2012

The U.S. Air Force recently awarded Lockheed Martin a $241.6 million contract for Lot 10 production of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile and Extended Range variant. The JASSM Lot 10 contract is for 191 baseline missiles, 30 ER missiles, Test Instrumentation Kits and systems engineering support. Produced at the company’s award-winning manufacturing facility in Troy,…

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In short term, Gray Eagle trades reliability for capability

Posted  June 28, 2012

The Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle program is under its estimated budget, and is also meeting expected availability rates in theater.

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XCOR, Excalibur Almaz sign memo of understanding

Posted  June 28, 2012

Excalibur Almaz Limited, a commercial aerospace company based on the Isle of Man, United Kingdom, has signed a memorandum of understanding with XCOR Aerospace for suborbital flight services. The agreement signed in conjunction with the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Third European Space Tourism Conference June 20, calls for XCOR to provide suborbital flight familiarization and training…

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Aerotech NewsRadio – June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2012

Randolph “Randy” Kelly, Systems Master Instructor at the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, is a volunteer Director for the William J. “Pete” Knight chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA), as well as the current California AFA Secretary.

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Business

Boeing working with Indonesia to develop advanced aviation training solutions

Posted  June 27, 2012

Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding June 27 with the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation to jointly work to establish advanced aviation training programs and training practices in accordance with globally recognized standards. Under the terms of the memorandum, Boeing Flight Services and Indonesian officials will seek opportunities to develop flight, technician, dispatch and air traffic…

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Airmen train with Kyrgyzstan partners

Posted  June 27, 2012

Exercise Regional Cooperation 2012, a multinational exercise designed to strengthen relationships and promote regional cooperation among participating nations, is being held at the Koi Tash Military Academy...

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FAA adds Boeing South Carolina operations to Boeing Commercial Airplanes production Certificate

Posted  June 27, 2012

Boeing announced June 27 that the Federal Aviation Administration has added its Boeing South Carolina operations to the Boeing Commercial Airplanes production certificate, PC 700. The production certificate allows the company to produce and sell commercial airplanes. “This is a very exciting day for Boeing South Carolina, the South Carolina Interiors Responsibility Center, and Boeing…

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