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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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Army returns first Wartime Replacement Aircraft to fight

Posted  June 11, 2012

The Army delivered the first OH-58D Kiowa Warrior upgraded under the Wartime Replacement Aircraft Program to the war fighter at a roll-out ceremony at Corpus Christi Army Depot, Corpus Christi, Texas, June 7.

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NASA Mars rover team aims for landing closer to prime science site

Posted  June 11, 2012

NASA has narrowed the target for its most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, which will land on the Red Planet in August. The car-sized rover will arrive closer to its ultimate destination for science operations, but also closer to the foot of a mountain slope that poses a landing hazard. “We’re trimming the distance we’ll have…

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Pratt & Whitney, Italian Air Force celebrate successful F-16 ‘Peace Caesar,’ F100 fleet management programs

Posted  June 11, 2012

Pratt & Whitney and the Italian Air Force celebrated the highly successful Peace Caesar F-16 lease program and supporting Pratt & Whitney F100 Fleet Management Program during the F-16 departure ceremony May 23 at Trapani Air Base, Italy. The Performance Based Logistics program was designed to provide affordable readiness for the Italian Air Force fleet…

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General Dynamics completes acquisition of IPWireless

Posted  June 11, 2012

General Dynamics completed its previously announced purchase of IPW Holdings, Inc., the parent company of IPWireless, Inc., June 8. IPWireless, a San Francisco-based provider of 3G and 4G LTE wireless broadband network equipment and solutions for public safety and military customers, has been renamed General Dynamics Broadband. It will operate as a subsidiary of General…

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Air advisers prepare Colombian air force for Red Flag

Posted  June 11, 2012

A broken aircraft and several delays at the airport didn’t stop the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron from arriving in Colombia June 3 to begin its building partner capacity mission. The squadron’s air advisers are currently working with the Colombian air force to promote regional stability by fostering key relationships, enhancing partner nation capabilities and…

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Virgin Galactic opens new office in Las Cruces, N.M.

Posted  June 11, 2012

Virgin Galactic opened a new office in Las Cruces, N.M., that will complement the commercial spaceline's growing operations team at Spaceport America and enhance the local economy through jobs, local...

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Philippine leader seeks U.S. assurance on defense

Posted  June 11, 2012

The Philippine president comes to the White House seeking assurance of U.S. military help should the Southeast Asian ally face attack by rising power China over their conflicting maritime claims. That’s an awkward question for the U.S. as it seeks to enhance its Asian alliances without alarming Beijing. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III met President…

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Female veteran stand down slated for Los Angeles

Posted  June 11, 2012

U.S.VETS is holding their second annual Female Veteran Stand Down July 20 at the USC-Davidson Conference Center Campus, 3501 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. The stand down runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is open to all female veterans that have served in the U.S. armed forces. The event will bring together more than…

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XCOR announces general sales agent for space tourism flights

Posted  June 11, 2012

MOJAVE, Calif. – With the Tom Sachs space-themed art exhibit, “Space Program: Mars” as a backdrop, XCOR Aerospace named Space Expedition Corporation as the new General Sales Agent for the XCOR owned Lynx Suborbital vehicle flying from the Mojave Air and Spaceport, Calif. SXC was previously announced as the first wet lease customer for a…

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Goodrich to supply inertial measurement sensor for Thales lightweight multirole missile

Posted  June 11, 2012

Goodrich Corporation has received a production order for its SiIMU02® inertial measurement units from Thales in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The IMUs will be used as the standard inertial sensor on Thales’ new Lightweight Multi-role Missile. The order covers more than 1,000 units with deliveries starting in late 2013. Units will be produced by Goodrich’s Sensors…

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