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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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Landscapers ‘give back’ to vets, fallen at Arlington

Posted  July 10, 2012

More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery July 9 for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and...

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Mantis concept demonstrator targeted to fly in United Kingdom

Posted  July 10, 2012

BAE Systems has announced its intention to re-fly the Mantis UAS Concept Demonstrator – this time in U.K. airspace. This will be the first flight of an unmanned air system of this class in U.K. airspace.

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Lockheed Martin F-35 flight test progress report

Posted  July 10, 2012

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program accrued the highest number of test points in a single month during June, an accomplishment indicative of the program’s ongoing maturation. Additionally, for the 18th consecutive month the F-35 test program remained ahead of plan. As of June 30, the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter had conducted 595 test…

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Rolls-Royce plans further performance improvement for market-leading Trent 700 engine

Posted  July 10, 2012

Rolls-Royce plans to make further performance improvements to its market-leading Trent 700 engine that powers the Airbus A330.

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Hamilton Sundstrand recognized by GE Aviation for outstanding customer service on the GP7200 engine program

Posted  July 10, 2012

Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, was recently recognized by GE Aviation for outstanding customer service for its work as a GE supplier on the Engine Alliance GP7200 engine program. Hamilton Sundstrand’s Customer Service organization received an overall score of 6.3 on a Likert scale of 7 on its annual customer satisfaction…

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Lockheed Martin, Marshall Aerospace sign agreement to increase C-130 refurbishment capability

Posted  July 10, 2012

Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement authorizing Marshall Aerospace to become the world’s first commercial company to install C-130 Center Wing Boxes. Marshall Aerospace is also the first C-130J Heavy Maintenance Center in the world. “As we see the C-130J Super Hercules global fleet expanding, and the demand for the C-130J remaining strong, we need…

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Boeing, GECAS announce commitment for 100 737s

Posted  July 10, 2012

Boeing announced July 10 at the Farnborough International Airshow a commitment by GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of…

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Acting undersecretary of the Air Force appointed

Posted  July 10, 2012

On July 3, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Jamie Morin to serve as the acting undersecretary of the Air Force. He will serve in this capacity effective immediately and until such time as a new undersecretary is nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Morin said he welcomed the new responsibilities. “I appreciate…

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Pacific Partnership 2012 Welcomes New Participants

Posted  July 10, 2012

Nearly half way through the Pacific Partnership 2012 mission, another wave of participants from various countries and non-governmental organizations joined the ship’s team while in port in Subic Bay, Philippines, July 7. While in Subic Bay, 131 staff finished their role in the mission and were replaced by 139 new team members eager to start…

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Norway fires first ground-based Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile from NASAMS launcher

Posted  July 10, 2012

The Royal Norwegian Air Force successfully fired a Raytheon Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile from a National Advanced Surface-to-Air-Missile System. During the first-of-its-kind test at the Andoya Rocket Range in Northern Norway, the ESSM intercepted and destroyed an air target. “Completion of this live-fire exercise is a major step forward in our efforts to qualify ESSM…

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