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Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft ready for demonstration flights

Boeing photograph The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. Flights for prospective…

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F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative

"The workshare initiative is an example of how Arnold Engineering Development Complex consistently improves the test experience," said Dan Blaettler, program manager of U.S. Air Force Engine Component Improvement.

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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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96th Test Group brings ‘R2-D2′ to life

Courtesy photograph A Rear Cockpit Pallet is mounted in the back of a T-38 Talon Jan. 13, 2015 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The project to build the RCP began from a need to design a platform that could serve to perform high dynamic testing of new GPS technology inside the 56 year-old T-38…

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ATK completes installation of world’s largest solid rocket motor for ground test

NASA and ATK have completed installing the first Space Launch System booster qualification motor, QM-1, in a specialized test stand in Utah.


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Lockheed awarded $68M contract for F-22 work at Hill AFB

Posted  January 12, 2015

The Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $67.8 million contract to help finish a year's worth of maintenance and repair work for the F-22 Raptor at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

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Lightweight antenna increases Army agility

Posted  January 12, 2015

Inflatable ground satellite antennas are aiding the expeditionary nature of U.S. and coalition forces, enabling them to achieve high-bandwidth network connectivity anywhere in the world from small deployable packages.

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Navy, Boeing deliver 21st P-8A to fleet operators

Posted  January 12, 2015

Navy photograph P-3C Orion and P-8A Poseidon aircraft occupy the flightline at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The Navy received the final production P-8A Poseidon aircraft of 2014 on Jan. 8 marking 21 deliveries to fleet operators in Jacksonville, Fla. Boeing last month delivered the eighth P-8A Poseidon of 2014, completing all planned deliveries to the…

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Latest Raytheon AESA radar soars in flight test

Posted  January 12, 2015

A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter/attack jets, including: extended detection ranges simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities production of high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mapping industry leading reliability “We put our latest AESA radar capability to the test…

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RS-25 engine testing blazes forward for NASA’s Space Launch System

Posted  January 12, 2015

The New Year is off to a hot start for NASA's Space Launch System.

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Report: Agent Orange planes hold risk years after Vietnam

Posted  January 12, 2015

The health of some U.S. Air Force reservists could have been put at risk from the residue left in planes that sprayed Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, the Institute of Medicine reported Jan. 9. There’s not much data about the level of contamination, but limited testing years later make it plausible that some reservists…

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Navy’s first network-enabled weapon completes developmental test

Posted  January 12, 2015

Navy photograph A Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 in flight off the coast of California in 2011. A JSOW C-1, similar to the one pictured, completed it last free-flight test as part of integrated test and evaluation in January 2015. The Navy completed integrated test and evaluation of its first maritime, network-enabled weapon, the Joint…

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Consolidation of POW/MIA mission moving forward

Posted  January 12, 2015

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Jan. 9 the Defense Department will, effective Monday, consolidate into one new agency the organizations that account for U.S. military prisoners of war and those missing in action. Hagel called for a review early last year to bring together the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, the Joint Personnel Accounting…

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Boeing delivers advanced Chinook maintenance training devices to Canada

Posted  January 12, 2015

Boeing recently delivered a maintenance training system to the Royal Canadian Air Force that will help prepare technicians to keep the RCAFĂ­s CH-147F Chinook helicopters mission ready. The Chinook Maintenance Trainer includes a complete airframe and an interactive display system that allow the technicians to gain experience addressing a number of scenarios. Boeing also delivered…

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Headlines January 9, 2015

Posted  January 9, 2015

News Pentagon seeking 20 percent cut in U.S. war funding to $51 billion The Pentagon will request about $51 billion in war funding for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, a 20 percent reduction from the $64 billion Congress approved this year and the least since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, officials and congressional aides…

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