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Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

Northrop Grumman has completed and delivered to The Boeing Company a major subassembly of the first of 12 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

The Navy's Tactical Tomahawk missile underwent a successful production acceptance test March 19 using functional ground test capability at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's Large Rocket Motor Test Facility in Indian Head, Md.

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9th-generation GPS satellite blasts off from ‘The Cape’

The 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the Air Force's ninth Block IIF-9 navigation satellite for the GPS March 25, 2015, from Launch Complex 37 here.

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NASA asteroid hunter spacecraft data available to public

Millions of images of celestial objects, including asteroids, observed by NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft now are available online to the public.

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NASA’s Hubble, Chandra find clues that may help identify dark matter

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself, meaning it interacts with itself less than previously thought.


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News Briefs March 18, 2015

Posted  March 18, 2015

Moldovan president calls for closer cooperation with NATO Moldova’s president says the former Soviet republic should cooperate closer with NATO to boost its security because it faces the threat of a military conflict with Russia. President Nicolae Timofti said in a television interview March 17 that he was concerned about what he called ìthreats to…

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Boeing delivers first South Carolina-built 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted  March 18, 2015

Boeing has delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner assembled at its North Charleston, S.C., facility to United Airlines. The airplane also marks a milestone for the 787 program as the 250th Dreamliner to be delivered. “In 2012, we delivered our first South Carolina-built 787-8, and less than three years later, we’re celebrating another significant milestone ñ…

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AF leaders: End sequestration or lose tomorrowís fight

Posted  March 18, 2015

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James gives her opening statement during a House Armed Services Committee hearing Mar.17, 2015, on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. The committee convened to ask the senior leaders of the military departments questions about the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget Request. Also on…

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 flight tests focus on aerodynamic efficiency

Posted  March 18, 2015

Boeing has begun several months of flights with its ecoDemonstrator 757 to evaluate new technologies to improve commercial aviation’s efficiency, reduce noise and carbon emissions. Boeing is collaborating with TUI Group and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on ecoDemonstrator 757 tests. The 757 flight tests continue the ecoDemonstrator Program’s multi-year effort to accelerate testing,…

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental receives FAA approval for 330-minute ETOPS

Posted  March 18, 2015

Boeing has received 330-minute Extended Operations approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. It is the first time a four-engine airplane has received this type of design approval. With this approval, required for four-engine passenger airplanes built after Feb. 2015 to fly beyond 180 minutes from an en-route alternate airport,…

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Predator B achieves one million flight hours

Posted  March 18, 2015

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced March 16 that its PredatorÆ B/MQ-9 ReaperÆ RPA fleet has achieved a historic milestone of one million cumulative flight hours, with almost 90-percent of all missions flown in combat. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. Additionally, GA-ASI…

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Applications accepted for 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games

Posted  March 18, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently accepting applications from Veterans interested in competing in the 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games. Applications can be completed online at www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov, and will be accepted through May 15. Veterans ages 55 and older who are enrolled for VA care are eligible to participate. The 2015 National Veterans…

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Shape-changing flap project meets first milestone

Posted  March 18, 2015

NASA photograph by Jim Ross The ACTE project is a joint effort between NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to explore technologies that will significantly reduce drag, structural weight, and aircraft noise. The Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge project achieved a major milestone at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center Feb. 18, when the modified…

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LEAPTech to demonstrate electric propulsion technologies

Posted  March 18, 2015

The arrival of a unique experimental demonstrator at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Feb. 26 may herald a future in which many aircraft are powered by electric motors.

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NASA spacecraft detects aurora, mysterious dust cloud around Mars

Posted  March 18, 2015

University of Colorado image Artistís conception of MAVENís Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) observing the ìChristmas Lights Aurora” on Mars. MAVEN observations show that aurora on Mars is similar to Earthís “Northern Lights” but has a different origin. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained…

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