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NASA airborne campaigns tackle climate questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

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16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

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New crew arrives at space station to continue scientific research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station.


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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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Lockheed Martin delivers four F-35s to U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps

Posted  July 10, 2012

With the delivery of four Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft since June 29, an important milestone was achieved as the Department of Defense now possesses more operational-coded F-35s than test aircraft. A total of nine F-35s have been delivered for the year, giving the DOD a total of 30 aircraft fleet-wide. Of these, 16…

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Boeing projects large, growing market for commercial aviation services

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing forecasts a $2.4 trillion market for commercial aviation services as this large industry sector continues to grow…

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Airbus starts production of the A320neo Family

Posted  July 10, 2012

The first ‘cutting of metal’ for the Airbus A320neo has taken place in Toulouse, France.

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Pilot’s project becomes Air Force standard

Posted  July 10, 2012

When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz says every airman is an innovator, he’s talking about airmen like Capt. Kyle Alderman.

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services expands in-country Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

Posted  July 10, 2012

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced July 10 the expansion of an existing contract that doubles the size of the in-country maintenance support team for the Colombian Army UH-60 Black Hawk fleet. The Colombian Army Aviation – part of the Army’s Combined Arms Team – has acquired Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance Services for its fleet of UH-60…

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Raytheon awarded dismount detection radar for U.S. Air Force

Posted  July 10, 2012

Raytheon has been awarded a contract to produce four radar pods with ground moving target indication and synthetic aperture radar technology for the U.S. Air Force. The radar will be mounted under the wings of MQ-9 Reaper aircraft. The dismount detection radar will deliver accurate information in adverse weather, day and night, for U.S. Air…

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Lockheed Martin-built JCSAT-13 satellite begins service for Sky Perfect JSAT of Japan

Posted  July 10, 2012

The JCSAT-13 telecommunications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin for SKY Perfect JSAT of Japan…

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Boeing, ALAFCO announce commitment for 20 Boeing 737 MAXs

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing and Kuwait airplane leasing company ALAFCO announced July 10 a commitment at the...

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Rolls-Royce receives $183 Million service contract for U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior engines

Posted  July 10, 2012

Rolls-Royce has received a contract valued at $183 million to service M250 engines, which power the U.S. Army’s fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopters. The contract, to support 500 M250 engines on more than 300 aircraft, begins in July 2012 for a year, and the Army has options to extend the contract for four…

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