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F-16 test pilots hit the ‘road’ to help train USAFE pilots

Two F-16 test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron recently returned from a "roadshow" to Europe where they provided High Angle of Attack academics to U.S. Air Forces in Europe pilots.

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Its reign in the fleet over, naval Sea King helicopter now rests at Pax Museum

Navy photograph At more than 54 feet in length with a 62-foot rotor diameter, the mighty SH-3A Sea King helicopter sits in its final spot at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Designed as an anti-submarine warfare helicopter, the aircraft holds a number of aviation firsts, including the first twin-turbine helicopter and the first all-weather…

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New Boeing Avionics Facility to enhance ROKAF readiness, affordability

Boeing formally opened a new avionics maintenance and repair center in the Yeongcheon Industry District of Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone May 28.

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Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security space missions

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

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Boeing awarded first-ever commercial human spaceflight mission

NASA issued a task order as part of Boeing’s $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract recently to include the company’s first-ever service flight to the International Space Station. The award marks the first time in human spaceflight history NASA has contracted with a commercial company for a human spaceflight mission. This occasion will go…


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News Briefs – August 20, 2012

Posted  August 20, 2012

Army suicides doubled last month from June’s total   The Army says suicides among active-duty soldiers more than doubled in July from the month before. That marks an acceleration of a military-wide trend this year that has caused Pentagon leaders to step up their search for solutions to a problem that has worsened in 2012…

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Exercise confirms U.S. homeland defense capability

Posted  August 20, 2012

Army leaders say the performance of participants in the recently concluded Vibrant Response 13 exercise has demonstrated that the U.S. military is ready to handle a major catastrophe, such as a nuclear explosion, on the homeland....

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Nuclear enterprise experts train, attend symposium

Posted  August 20, 2012

Approximately 16 general and flag officers, led by the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, took part in an airborne emergency action officers exercise and Strategic Deterrence Conference at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Aug. 6-9. Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, is responsible for the global command and control of U.S. strategic…

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NASA awards Caltech five-year Jet Propulsion Laboratory contract

Posted  August 20, 2012

NASA has awarded the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena a new five-year contract to manage the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The contractor’s primary mission is to support NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in carrying out specific objectives identified in the SMD Science Plan. The contract is for $8.5 billion. The contract extends the agreement between…

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Global Digital Solutions to acquire Airtronic USA

Posted  August 20, 2012

Global Digital Solutions, a company that is positioning itself as a leader in providing knowledge-based and culturally attuned social consulting and security-related solutions in unsettled areas, has signed an exclusive letter of intent to acquire Illinois-based Airtronic USA, Inc. The companies have agreed, on an exclusive basis, to enter into good faith discussions involving a…

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Boeing-built Intelsat 21 satellite sends initial signals from space

Posted  August 20, 2012

Intelsat 21, the second Boeing 702 Medium Power satellite, has begun sending signals from its preliminary transfer orbit in space....

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Lockheed Martin awarded $64 million JAGM contract for extended technology development

Posted  August 20, 2012

Lockheed Martin received a $64 million contract from the U.S. Army to extend the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile Technology Development program. The 27-month extended Technology Development program will include design, test and demonstration phases for the JAGM guidance section. The JAGM guidance section includes the seeker, dome and housing. “Lockheed Martin’s JAGM guidance section draws upon…

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Supporting war fighters from space

Posted  August 20, 2012

Air Force Space Command Vice Commander Lt. Gen. John Hyten spoke at the 15th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference in Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 14 and discussed how the American way of war has fundamentally changed thanks to space. He used historical examples to illustrate his point and contrasted those with support provided in more…

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Honeywell Technology helps pilots avoid hail, lightning, improving passenger safety, comfort

Posted  August 20, 2012

Honeywell has unveiled the latest updates to its IntuVue 3-D Weather Radar, which include new capabilities to detect turbulence, hail and lightning, up to 10 minutes in advance of approaching storm cells in the flight path of the aircraft. Previously, pilots could not readily anticipate which storms in their flight path had either hail or…

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‘Vanguard’ Soldiers field precision-guided mortar munitions

Posted  August 20, 2012

On today's battlefield, the enemy often plans attacks in highly populated areas, hoping that U.S. service members won't retaliate and risk accidental injuries to innocent people....

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