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F-35 Rollout Marks U.S.-Australia Partnership Milestone

Lockheed Martin photograph by Beth Groom Royal Australian Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown delivers his remarks at the roll out ceremony for Australia’s first F-35. The official rollout of the first two F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force is a milestone in the U.S.-Australia partnership, the undersecretary…

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NASA’s Mars spacecraft maneuvers to prepare for close comet flyby

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars Oct. 19.

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U.S. Forces display military might at Farnborough

Air Force photograph by A1C Erin O’Shea Capt. Tom Meyers discusses the F-15E Strike Eagle’s capabilities with spectators July 17, 2014, at the Farnborough International Airshow in England. Public access was granted for spectators to ask questions and observe the aircraft up-close with pilots and aircrew members. Meyers is a 494th Fighter Squadron F-15E instructor…

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Lockheed Martin’s unmanned cargo helicopter team returns from deployment

After lifting more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo and conducting thousands of delivery missions for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corporation K-MAX cargo unmanned aircraft system has returned to the United States following a nearly three-year deployment in Afghanistan. In 2011, K-MAX became the first unmanned helicopter to deliver…

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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 Fighting Falcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and effectiveness…


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General Dynamics delivers USS Mississippi sub to Navy 363 days ahead of schedule

Posted  May 4, 2012

General Dynamics Electric Boat today delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782) to the U.S. Navy 363 days ahead of contract schedule and more than $60 million below target cost. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. John Holmander, vice president and Virginia program manager for General Dynamics Electric Boat, noted that…

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Northrop Grumman participates in annual MS Walk

Posted  May 4, 2012

Walk MS is an annual event created to raise awareness and support for those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. This year’s event took place April 28 at the Lancaster Marketplace in Lancaster, Calif. Volunteers are encouraged to come out and walk, run or roll a 1k or 5k for those suffering from MS.

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GAO look sat F-22 modernization program

Posted  May 4, 2012

The Government Accountability Office was recently asked to examine the history of modernization programs of many of its fighter and attack aircraft and make comparisons with the F-22A modernization program, which will develop and retrofit new capabilities onto a complex stealth aircraft through 2023. Programs examined and compared included the F-15, F-16 and F/A-18. GAO…

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Marine Corps F/A-18 simulator hits the road in Japan

Posted  May 4, 2012

With the evolution of the virtual-training environment, the Marine Corps recently relocated an F/A-18C Hornet Tactical Operational Flight Trainer to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. “The Marines at Iwakuni...

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Russian military raise the ante on missile defense

Posted  May 4, 2012

Russia’s top military officer has threatened to deal a pre-emptive strike on U.S.-led NATO missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe if Washington goes ahead with its controversial missile defense plan. President Dmitry Medvedev said last year Russia will retaliate militarily if it does not reach agreement with the United States and NATO. Chief of General…

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Dancing droplets rock out on space station

Posted  May 4, 2012

  Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA has taught more than half a million internet viewers how microgravity affects scientific principles by using everyday objects on the International Space Station. In the latest video, Pettit takes his demonstrations to the next level by using sound to oscillate water placed on a speaker and…

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Another J-model for the Lone Star State

Posted  May 4, 2012

Lockheed Martin delivered another C-130J Super Hercules to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 3. This aircraft was the 19th of 28 C-130Js being delivered to Dyess. Maj. Gen. Scott M. Hanson, commander, Carl A. Spaatz Center for Officer Education, and commandant, Air War College, Maxwell Air...

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Planes of Fame Air Museum hosts air show

Posted  May 4, 2012

Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., in conjunction with the County of San Bernardino, presents its annual air show – Air Show 2012: Turning the Tide, May 5-6. This year’s air show will feature more than 40 historic aircraft performing as well as a salute to 1942, when U.S. military forces began turning…

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Aircraft Spotlight: AH-64 Apache Helicopter

Posted  May 4, 2012

The AH-64 Apache, the world’s premier twin-engined Army attack helicopter, was designed to be an extremely tough survivor under combat. The prototype Apache made its first flight Sept. 30, 1975, as the YAH-64, and in 1976, Hughes received a full-scale development contract. In 1982, the Army...

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Hawker Beechcraft reaches agreement to reduce debt, strengthen company for future

Posted  May 4, 2012

Hawker Beechcraft announced May 3 that it has reached an agreement with a significant number of its senior secured lenders and senior bondholders on the terms of a financial restructuring plan that will strengthen the company for the future and eliminate approximately $2.5 billion in debt and approximately $125 million of annual cash interest expense….

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