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Wolf Pack soars at RED FLAG-Alaska 15-1

Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, recently participated in Red Flag-Alaska (RF-A)15-1 from Oct. 6 to 17at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes “slope testing”

Northrop Grumman successfully completed precision sloped landing tests Aug. 27 with the MQ-8C Fire Scout at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., in preparation for at-sea testing.

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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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Boeing celebrates groundbreaking for 777X composite wing center

Boeing Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10.


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Boeing delivers maritime signals intelligence system ahead of schedule

Posted  October 15, 2014

Boeing has delivered the first system in the U.S. Navyís latest order of the Shipís Signal Exploitation Equipment Increment F program ahead of schedule.’ This early delivery gives the Navy time for additional testing that supports future integration of new system features and software releases. Boeing anticipates delivering all systems in the current order on…

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Headlines October 13, 2014

Posted  October 13, 2014

News: Turkey approves U.S. use of its bases to fight ISIS - Turkey will let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants, American defense officials said Oct. 12. Oil leak caused April Predator crash in…

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News Briefs October 13, 2014

Posted  October 13, 2014

U.S. says Turkey OKs use of bases against militants American defense officials say Turkey will let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, The Obama administration has pressed Turkey for a larger role against…

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High definition Lockheed Martin sensor focuses on flexibility

Posted  October 13, 2014

Lockheed Martin has developed a new high definition 15-inch sensor system called INFIRNO. The sensor systemís modular components can be removed and replaced in the field to meet changing mission requirements and reduce operation and maintenance costs. INFIRNO is a turret-mounted system with high performing optical sensors that enable users to identify, track and engage…

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Seventh Boeing GPS IIF satellite completes checkout, begins service

Posted  October 13, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ The recently launched Boeing Global Positioning System IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and is providing greater accuracy and capability to the constellation relied upon by the U.S. military and global users. Launched Aug. 1, GPS IIF-7 is the seventh of 12 Boeing GPS IIF satellites now in service and meeting…

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Lockheed Martin receives $90 Million Contract for Qatar Apache targeting, pilotage systems

Posted  October 13, 2014

Lockheed Martin has received a $90.6 million foreign military sale contract from the U.S. Army to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the Qatar Emiri Air Force. Qatar marks the 14th international customer for the M-TADS/PNVS system. Fielded in 2005, M-TADS/PNVS provides Apache pilots with long-range, precision engagement and…

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BMT trainees complete last run on closing obstacle course

Posted  October 13, 2014

Air Force photograph by SrA. Krystal Jeffers Basic military trainees swing around a bar as part of the basic military training obstacle course Sept. 24, 2014, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The obstacle course was approximately 1.5 miles long depending on what 14 obstacles were open. The course was permanently closed the same day…

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USS America joins the fleet

Posted  October 13, 2014

USS America (LHA 6), the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced amphibious assault ship, was commissioned during a formal ceremony at Pier 30/32 during San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 11.

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Boeing, Garuda Indonesia announce order for 50 737 MAX 8

Posted  October 13, 2014

Boeing and Garuda Indonesia announced an order for 50 737 MAX 8s, valued at $4.9 billion at current list prices.

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Rockwell Collins, Elbit Systems of America introduce Digital EyePiece NVCD for JHMCS

Posted  October 13, 2014

Rockwell Collins Elbit Systems of America Vision Systems has introduced a new enhanced night vision solution for fixed wing aircraft. The Digital Eye Piece Night Vision Cueing Display is fully qualified and available to fit all fielded JHMCS helmet mounted displays. This new and affordable solution allows pilots to fly and train at night just…

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