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A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 22nd C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga., Aug. 25. Aircraft 86-0011 was ferried by a crew led by Maj. Gen. Dwyer L. Dennis, Director, Global Reach Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington,…

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First ever RQ-4 Global Hawk hits 100th flight on NASA mission

The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100th flight in support of NASA environmental research.

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NASA completes successful battery of tests on composite cryotank

https://www.youtube.com/embed/qkGI6JeNY0E?enablejsapi=1&rel=0 NASA photograph by David Olive One of the largest composite cryotanks ever built recently completed a battery of tests at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The tank was lowered into a structural test stand where it was tested with cryogenic hydrogen and structural loads were applied to simulate stresses the tank…

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NASA completes key review of world’s most powerful rocket

NASA officials Aug. 27 announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System - the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars

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NASA MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft completes visual, radar mission in Hawaii

NASA photograph “Ikhana,” NASA’s MQ-9 remotely piloted research aircraft, carries a maritime radar in a specialized centerline pod during a flight to check out systems prior to the aircraft’s deployment to Hawaii in July 2014. NASA’s MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft, named “Ikhana,” recently completed a deployment to Hawaii in support of two diverse flight opportunities….


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News Briefs June 4, 2012

Posted  June 4, 2012

Drone crash caused by loss of coolant An Air Force investigative report says a Predator drone crashed in Afghanistan in January because of a loss of engine coolant. The aircraft and one air-to-ground Hellfire missile were destroyed on impact just outside a fence at Kandahar Air Base. There were no injuries or property damage. The…

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Initiative could help improve ISR operators’ processes

Posted  June 4, 2012

The Electronic Systems Center Command and Control Constellation program recently held an operational demonstration in Bedford, Mass., to evaluate a new prototype capability to improve command and control of...

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Has ASW market lost its Cold War glamour on Wall Street?

Posted  June 4, 2012

According to Richard Sterk, Senior Analyst at Forecast International, hunting submarines “hasn’t been sexy since the end of the Cold War.” Sterk sees an irony in this perception because, as he states, “tracking non-nuclear-propelled submarines in coastal waters is many times more challenging than stalking a big, lumbering Soviet boomer.” Forecast International’s “The Market for…

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Boeing demonstrates SATCOM on the move between Australia, U.S.

Posted  June 4, 2012

Boeing has successfully demonstrated its SATCOM on the Move product on a live Ka-band satellite network. The company transmitted secure voice, video, and data from High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled...

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Space realities require new way of thinking, official says

Posted  June 4, 2012

The U.S. has fine-tuned its methods to promote responsible use of space and strengthen international partnerships, Ambassador Gregory L. Schulte, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, said during the 2012 Women in Aerospace Conference in Washington, D.C., June 1. In his keynote address at the conference, Schulte outlined the plan to protect…

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Vietnam opens sites to joint POW/MIA investigators

Posted  June 4, 2012

The Vietnamese government will open three areas to help resolve the fate of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War, DOD officials said in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4. Following a meeting at the Defense Ministry, Vietnamese Defense Minister Phoung Quang Thanh announced his government would allow American personnel to examine three areas once off…

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200th flight for the first F-35B

Posted  June 4, 2012

U.S. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Fred Schenk flies a mission May 10 in F-35B Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft BF-1. The mission expanded the aircraft's flight envelope in short takeoff and vertical landing mode...

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Boeing delivers final Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft to Australia

Posted  June 4, 2012

Boeing delivered the sixth and final Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force May 2. “I would like to congratulate Boeing in achieving another key milestone in the delivery of the Wedgetail capability. 2 Squadron now has a full complement of aircraft and additional capability that will enable Initial…

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Northrop Grumman receives Small Business Partner of the Year Award

Posted  June 1, 2012

Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector has received the Small Business Partner of the Year Award from the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum for the company’s ongoing commitment and support of small businesses. The Fourth Annual SECAF awards honor small and emerging government contractors and other companies in the industry that rely on small businesses….

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PACAF releases report on Alaska F-16 squadron move

Posted  June 1, 2012

Pacific Air Forces released a report May 31 on the Air Force’s plan to move people and aircraft associated with the 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson AFB near Fairbanks, Alaska, to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, near Anchorage, Alaska. Pacific Air Forces led a 26-member Site Activation Task Force team which traveled to both installations in April…

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