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Bomber crews showcase take-off talents

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_8qr7ojpWg&feature=player_embedded Air Force photograph by SSgt. Sean Martin A B-52H Stratofortress starts its engines during a Minimum Interval Takeoff on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 14, 2014. Common place during the Cold War, a MITO challenges crews to get multiple aircraft airborne as quickly as possible in response to an alert call. Ten B-52H…

Northrop Grumman photograph by Alan Radecki Business

Northrop Grumman, Navy integrate manned, unmanned flight ops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqiOzO8yV4A&feature=youtu.be Northrop Grumman photograph by Alan Radecki The U.S. Navy’s unmanned X-47B conducts flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The aircraft completed a series of tests demonstrating its ability to operate safely and seamlessly with manned aircraft. Operating alongside an F/A-18, the X-47B demonstrated two successful launch and recovery sequences….

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Defense

Army selected for Joint Strike Fighter software assessment

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell BF-17, Maj. Richard “BC” Rusnok and BF-18, Lt. Col. Jon “Miles” Ohman, fly behind a KC-130J, over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 26, 2013. The F-35 Joint Program Office has selected the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to perform independent software safety analyses…

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NASA’s Chandra Observatory searches for trigger of nearby supernova

New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory offer a glimpse into the environment of a star before it exploded earlier this year, and insight into what triggered one of the closest supernovas witnessed in decades.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Jarad A. Denton Defense

New rotation takes reigns at Powidz AB, Poland

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Jarad A. Denton Two C-130J Super Hercules come in for a landing Aug. 14, 2014, at Powidz Air Base, Poland. The aircraft, deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, are part of a training deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. With a shrill squeal, rubber met road as two C-130J…


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Raytheon’s Space Fence System detects, tracks space objects

Posted  April 18, 2012

Raytheon’s Space Fence recently completed a comprehensive Preliminary Design Review demonstrating the S-band radar’s technical maturity in its ability to detect and track the increasing amount of space debris orbiting the Earth. This debris is proving to be hazardous to the increasing number of military and commercial satellites and other space activity in low and…

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Navy, General Dynamics unveil model of minehunting, heavyweight, unmanned undersea vehicle

Posted  April 18, 2012

Representatives from the U. S. Navy’s Program Executive Office, Littoral Combat Ships Unmanned Maritime Systems Program Office and General Dynamics unveiled a quarter-scale model of the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle, known as “Knifefish,” at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition being held in National Harbor, Md. Knifefish is a heavyweight-class, minehunting, unmanned undersea vehicle…

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Military association calls on Congress to stop war on TRICARE

Posted  April 18, 2012

The National Association for Uniformed Services strongly opposes the Pentagon plan for steep increases in TRICARE fees. The federal fiscal year 2013 defense proposal would raise fees for all programs in TRICARE, the military health care plan. “It’s an outrage to hear DOD tell military retirees that the costs for promised benefits are squeezing out…

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NATO conference focuses on post-2014 Afghanistan

Posted  April 18, 2012

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen April 18 emphasized support to Afghanistan beyond 2014 in remarks opening a conference of the alliance’s defense and foreign ministers in Brussels, Belgium. Rasmussen noted the NATO summit in Chicago is a month away.

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Boeing begins maintenance training for Turkey’s Peace Eagle AEW&C aircraft

Posted  April 18, 2012

Boeing has begun an extensive maintenance training program for Turkey’s Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control program at a Boeing facility near Seattle, Wash. Classroom training for 10 Turkish Air Force personnel and two Turkish Airlines employees is being conducted by instructors from Boeing Defence Australia and Boeing Training and Flight Services. The training…

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Raytheon marks Tomahawk milestones at Sea-Air-Space Exposition

Posted  April 18, 2012

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon will highlight several significant milestones for the Tomahawk cruise missile at the 2012 Sea-Air-Space Exposition. “The government and our industry partners should be proud of the continued successes of Tomahawk including the 2,000th combat expenditure and the 500th flight test launch in 2011,” said Capt. Joe Mauser, the U.S. Navy’s…

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Ahmadinejad warns against aggression on Iran

Posted  April 18, 2012

Iran’s president says the country’s armed forces will make the enemy regret any act of aggression against Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s remarks came as Iranians April 17 marked National Army Day with a military parade. He did not specify who the enemy is but such language in Iran is a common reference to the West, especially…

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NASA selects science instrument upgrade for flying observatory

Posted  April 18, 2012

NASA has selected a science instrument upgrade to the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy airborne observatory. The instrument, the High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera, will provide a sensitive, versatile and reliable imaging capability to the SOFIA user community.

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Lockheed Martin’s latest Aegis BMD upgrades certified by U.S. Navy

Posted  April 18, 2012

The U.S. Navy has certified the latest evolution of the Lockheed Martin Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. The USS Shiloh (CG-67) will be the first ship to be upgraded with the Aegis BMD 4.0.1 configuration. The Shiloh’s homeport is Yokosuka, Japan. This second-generation system introduces the Aegis BMD signal processor, which improves target identification capabilities…

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Pratt & Whitney partners’ Turkish engine center delivers 100th overhauled engine

Posted  April 18, 2012

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners’ Turkish Engine Center recently celebrated delivery of its 100th overhauled CFM56® engine to Turkish Airlines. The Turkish Engine Center is a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp.; and Turkish Technic, a division of Turkish Airlines. “This engine delivery to Turkish Airlines marks a…

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