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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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Turkish fighter shootdown concerns Panetta, press secretary says

Posted  June 25, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shares the State Department’s deep concern over the June 22 shootdown by Syrian forces of a Turkish F-4 fighter and two Turkish pilots, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said June 25. After speaking with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on June 24, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton condemned what…

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News Briefs June 25, 2012

Posted  June 25, 2012

GOP lawmaker says gays in military issue settled The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday that allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a settled issue that he won’t try to reverse even if Mitt Romney wins the presidency in November and the GOP captures the Senate. Rep. Howard…

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First full company of Gray Eagle UAS now deployed

Posted  June 25, 2012

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, announced June 25 the recent deployment...

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Boeing delivers 100th modified Chinook to U.S. Army

Posted  June 25, 2012

Boeing delivered the 100th modified CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army June 22 in a ceremony at the company’s modification center in Millville. N.J. “The Boeing Millville team is proud to have delivered 100 modified Chinooks to the Army on time, using efficient, cost-saving processes,” said Peri Widener, Boeing vice president of Rotorcraft Support….

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Pearl Harbor survivor laid to rest at USS Utah Memorial

Posted  June 25, 2012

A special ceremony was held at the USS Utah Memorial on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in memory of a World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor. The ashes of Chief Warrant Officer Harry E. Chase returned to Pearl Harbor and were scattered over the site of the Utah Memorial, where his remains will now…

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Full spectrum: Army pilots, Unmanned Aircraft Systems operators to team up on battlefield

Posted  June 25, 2012

Serving as an Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems operator once meant providing video feed and hoping someone was looking at the computer screen besides you.

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Northrop Grumman hires 100th veteran through Operation IMPACT program

Posted  June 25, 2012

Last week Northrop Grumman successfully hired its 100th severely injured veteran or family member through its Operation IMPACT...

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Business

Precision Aerospace Components acquires FDMC

Posted  June 25, 2012

Precision Aerospace Components, Inc., a growing provider of fasteners and components to the military and aerospace industries under its Freundlich Supply and Tiger-Tight companies, has acquired the assets of Fastener Distribution and Marketing Company. FDMC is the parent company of Aero-Missile Components, and Creative Assembly Systems. AMC provides fasteners and other components to the military…

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Navy’s floating research platform ‘flips’ for 50th anniversary

Posted  June 25, 2012

The Department of the Navy’s Floating Instrument Platform is celebrating its 50th year of service June 29. Scores of scientists have deployed aboard the 355-foot research vessel, owned by the Office of Naval...

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Pratt & Whitney celebrates inauguration of new Middle East Propulsion Company facility

Posted  June 25, 2012

The Middle East Propulsion Company, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney’s parent company United Technologies Corporation, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Mohawearean Aviation Services Company and MTU Aero Engines has opened a new aircraft-engine maintenance facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to handle increasing needs for maintenance and repair of military aircraft engines in the region. The…

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