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Navy’s first F-35C squadron surpasses 1,000 flight hours

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. An F-35C Lightning II aircraft piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Chris Tabert, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, flies the squadron’s first local sortie. The F-35C is the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. VFA 101, based at Eglin Air Force Base, serves as the F-35C Fleet…

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Boeing South Carolina begins final assembly of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 Dreamliner at its South Carolina facility. The team began joining large fuselage sections of the newest 787 Nov. 22 on schedule, a proud milestone for the South Carolina team and another sign of stability for the program. The North Charleston, S.C., site joins Boeing’s Everett, Wash., final…

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Ball Aerospace equips Orion mission with key avionics, antenna hardware

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is providing the phased array antennas and flight test cameras to prime contractor Lockheed Martin for Orion's Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), which is an unmanned test flight scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as defense secretary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with President Barack Obama at the White House Nov. 24. The president announced that Hagel would resign his position as defense secretary. Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s class and integrity, President Barack Obama announced Nov. 24 at the White House that Hagel will leave his post. The president said…

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SEWIP block upgrade program evaluated for LCS

The Navy is evaluating a scaled-down version of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program system for potential incorporation on future Littoral Combat Ships


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News Briefs – July 10, 2012

Posted  July 10, 2012

Syrian military conducts military exercises Syria’s military has begun large-scale military exercises involving missile tests and ground and air operations meant to test its readiness to respond to aggression. The show of force appears to be designed as a warning to the international community not to interfere in the Syrian crisis. The state-run SANA news…

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7th Dive Detachment helps preserve history at USS Arizona

Posted  July 10, 2012

The USS Arizona Memorial is one of America’s greatest historical landmarks. The sunken ship is a tomb and the waters surrounding it are restricted.

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Cathay Pacific selects A350-1000

Posted  July 10, 2012

Cathay Pacific Airways July 10 announced that it intends to add the A350-1000 to its future A350 XWB fleet, with an agreement to place a new order for 10 aircraft. In addition, the Hong Kong-based airline will convert 16 of its existing orders for the A350-900 to the larger A350-1000. The acquisition of the A350-1000,…

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Britain’s prime minister welcomed on board Malaysia Airlines A380

Posted  July 10, 2012

The A380 was the star of the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow July 9, with a special visit from the United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Rolls-Royce launches Trent 1000-TEN with next generation technology for Boeing 787 Dreamliner family

Posted  July 10, 2012

Rolls-Royce has unveiled the Trent 1000-TEN, an advanced version of its power plant incorporating proven next generation technology from the latest member of the Trent engine family, the Trent XWB. The Trent 1000-TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New technology) will provide an improvement of up to 3 percent in specific fuel consumption compared with the Trent…

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Computer simulations created to train soldiers on howitzers

Posted  July 10, 2012

Two soldiers and two Marines made their virtual debut last month while helping Picatinny engineers create a computer trainer for the M777A2 Lightweight 155mm Towed Howitzer.

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Lockheed Martin airborne synthetic aperture radar approved for international export

Posted  July 10, 2012

A Lockheed Martin airborne reconnaissance radar that provides high resolution, photographic-like imagery, even in inclement weather or darkness, is now available to customers worldwide. Lockheed Martin’s AN/APY-12, a dual mode, X-band synthetic aperture radar with moving target indication capability, has been cleared for export to certain countries, including Taiwan, Italy, Sweden and Korea. “Intelligence operations…

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Boeing 737 MAX to fly farther, deliver more revenue potential

Posted  July 10, 2012

An artist’s rendering of the 737 MAX 7, 8 and 9. Boeing announced continued progress on the company’s newest development program, the 737 MAX, at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow July 10.

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Arkia Israel Airlines signs for four A321neo aircraft

Posted  July 10, 2012

Arkia Israeli Airlines, the second biggest Israeli airline, signed a purchase agreement July 9 for four A321neos at the Farnborough International Airshow. This order makes the airline a new Airbus customer and the first airline in Israel to order the A320 neo Family. Engine selection will be announced at a later date The aircraft will…

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Hypersonics – the new stealth

Posted  July 10, 2012

DARPA’s research and development in stealth technology during the 1970s and 1980s led to the world’s most advanced radar-evading aircraft, providing strategic national security advantage to the United States.

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