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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Wilcox Defense

Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.


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Study would be needed before ending C-130 program

Posted  May 14, 2012

A defense funding bill that would delay efforts to end a program at Oklahoma City’s Boeing plant to upgrade the cockpits of U.S. Air Force C-130 transport planes was approved May 10 by the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. The committee voted 56-5 for the National Defense Authorization Act, sending the bill to the full…

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200th flight for F-35B test aircraft BF-3

Posted  May 14, 2012

U.S. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Matthew Kelly flies F-35B test aircraft BF-3 in an Atlantic test range May 3. The 200th test flight for BF-3 measured stresses on the aircraft during supersonic maneuvers.

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Business

Northrop Grumman begins full rate production of infrared missile warning system

Posted  May 14, 2012

The U.S. Air Force has authorized full rate production of the NexGen Infrared missile warning system, a Northrop Grumman-designed, built and tested protection system for C-17, EC-130J, HC/MC-130J and other Air Force platforms. “The full rate production approval of the NexGen missile warning system, a spiral upgrade to the current Ultraviolet missile warning system, will…

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NASA modifies launch service contract to add Falcon 9 rocket

Posted  May 14, 2012

NASA has announced a modification of its NASA Launch Services II contract with Space Exploration Technologies of Hawthorne, Calif., to add an additional configuration of the Falcon 9 rocket to its fleet. The SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 launch service will be available to the agency’s Launch Services Program to use for future missions in accordance…

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House committee nixes more military base closings

Posted  May 10, 2012

The House Armed Services Committee May 9 soundly rejected the Pentagon’s call for military base closings to cut costs as lawmakers worked on a defense budget that adds billions to President Barack Obama’s spending proposal. The committee fleshed out a blueprint that calls for a base defense budget of $554 billion, including nuclear weapons spending,…

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U.K. reverses decision on JSF jet deal

Posted  May 10, 2012

Britain’s defense secretary is ditching proposals to buy a particular type of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter – reverting to an original plan previously criticized by Prime Minister David Cameron. Defense Secretary Philip Hammond told lawmakers May 10 that Britain would no longer purchase F-35c variants of the Lockheed Martin fighter jet because the cost of…

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Medical official explains F-22 pilot-protection efforts

Posted  May 10, 2012

Air Force officials have instituted measures designed to protect its pilots, ensure mission completion and assess the possible physiological effects of flying the F-22 Raptor, the command surgeon for Air Combat Command said May 9. “The health and safety of our pilots — all of our…

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ONR awarding scholarship money to top students at science competition

Posted  May 10, 2012

The Office of Naval Research will award more than $160,000 in scholarships to a group of young scientists and engineers competing at Intel ISEF 2012, May 13-18 in Pittsburgh, Penn. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair competition draws more than 1,500 students in grades 9 to 12 to showcase their independent research projects and…

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Plane Crazy on Armed Forces Day May 19

Posted  May 10, 2012

Plane Crazy Saturday, scheduled for May 19 at the Mojave Air and Space Port, will salute both active duty and veterans of the U.S. armed forces. World War II aircraft have been invited, and there will also be other military displays. Featured speaker will be Maj. David Marten, who was a B-1B pilot in 2000…

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FAA issues OK for SpaceShipTwo flights from Mojave

Posted  May 10, 2012

Virgin Galactic photograph by Hank Greenberg SpaceShipTwo mated to its carrier launch aircraft, WhiteKnightTwo. May 4, the FAA Office of commercial Space Flight issued a finding of ‘no significant effects’ to the environment connected with up to 30 total launches and reentries per…

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