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Air Force Research Labís handheld imaging tool expands aircraft inspection capability

Sensor Concepts Inc. photograph An operator demonstrates the portability of the handheld imaging tool. The technology provides maintainers the ability to evaluate aircraft in the field to ensure mission-readiness. When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as advertised, regardless if take off is from a home base or deployed location….

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Missile Defense System performs successful flight test

MDA photograph Three short-range ballistic missile targets are launched from NASAís Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., in support of Flight Test Other-19 on Feb. 24, 2015. The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the USS Carney, USS Gonzalez, and USS Barry successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system,…

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Female soldier successfully completes 2nd pre-Ranger course

A female first lieutenant from Fort Carson, Colo., who flies Apache helicopters, successfully completed all course requirements of the second gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Course, or RTAC, which ended this week.

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AF marks first RQ-4 non-military base landing

Air Force photograph by Sheila deVera A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk prepares to land Feb. 21, 2015, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking the first historic landing in Australia in preparation for the 2015 Australian International Air Show and Aerospace & Defense Exposition. Approximately 100 U.S. personnel will showcase U.S. military aircraft,…

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New process to save Army money, yield cheaper rounds

A new process at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, or MCAAP, will make more recovered projectile bodies viable for reuse in the production of field artillery training rounds and provide the military with a cheaper and safer munition, Army officials said.


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Boeing centralizes defense, space development efforts to improve performance

Posted  February 11, 2015

Boeing is consolidating management of key defense and space development programs into a new organization to enhance its performance on the pre-production development activities that significantly influence its ability to provide customers with the right capabilities at the right time and cost. “This BDS Development organization is the next step in breaking the cost curve…

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Critical NASA science returns to Earth aboard SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

Posted  February 11, 2015

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean about 7:44 p.m., EST, Feb. 10 259 miles southwest of Long Beach, Calif., with nearly 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo, science and first-of-its-kind technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station.

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Bell Boeing training system readies Marine pilots for high-profile mission

Posted  February 11, 2015

The V-22 team of Bell Helicopter and Boeing recently delivered two MV-22 Osprey flight training simulators to the HMX-1 Presidential Airlift Squadron, enabling Marine aviators to more efficiently train for their critical and highly-visible transport mission. With the simulators, which are installed at the squadron’s headquarters in Quantico, Va., aircrews can rehearse missions without having…

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Survivor of USS Arizona from Pearl Harbor attack dies at 100

Posted  February 11, 2015

YUBA CITY, Calif. – The oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died in Northern California at the age of 100. Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Langdell died Feb. 4 at a nursing home in Yuba City, according to his son, Ted Langdell….

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45th Space Wing, SpaceX sign first-ever landing pad agreement at Cape Canaveral

Posted  February 11, 2015

Air Force photograph Launch Complex 13 was originally used for operational and test launches of the Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, in addition to Atlas B, D, E and F missiles, which were also test launched from there. It was the most-used and longest-serving of the original four Atlas pads. Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, the 45th…

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Boeing opens propulsion systems facility in South Carolina

Posted  February 11, 2015

Boeing Feb. 11 celebrated the opening of its new propulsion engineering and assembly facility in North Charleston, S.C. The team of engineers, manufacturing and support personnel at Propulsion South Carolina are responsible for the design and assembly of the 737 MAX engine nacelle inlet, the design of the 737 MAX engine nacelle fan cowl and…

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Headlines February 9, 2015

Posted  February 9, 2015

News Victims of 2009 Hood shooting to receive Purple Heart The Army will award the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart to victims of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the Army announced Feb. 6. http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/2015/02/06/fort-hood-shooting-purple-heart/22982217/ Fitzhugh ‘Fitz’ Fulton, revered military and NASA test pilot, dies at 89 Pilot Fitzhugh “Fitz” Fulton Jr., known…

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News Briefs February 9, 2015

Posted  February 9, 2015

U.S. shipload of weapons and ammunition arrives in Lebanon The U.S. ambassador to Lebanon says $25 million worth of military assistance has arrived in Beirut in the latest American aid shipment to Lebanon’s army. David Hale says the equipment includes more than 70 howitzers and over 26 million rounds of ammunition and artillery ìof all…

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DOD tests next -generation anti-ship missile

Posted  February 9, 2015

Air Force photograph An Air Force B-1 Bomber releases a Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) during a test flight in 2013. The Navy, Air Force and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency completed a successful test of the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) Feb. 4, marking a significant step in maturing key technologies for the future operational weapon…

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Tinker acquires land for KC-46A Pegasus maintenance

Posted  February 9, 2015

Air Force illustration An artistís rendering of the future KC-46A Pegasus Maintenance Campus to be built at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. On Feb. 3, 2015, the Air Force acquired the land for the campus. Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., officials announced Feb. 2, the acquisition of 158 acres of land on the southwest side…

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