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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

There are many things we can be proud of here in the Antelope Valley, but one thing gets overlooked many times, and unknown to many new residents of our Valley is the role it played in training all those young boys that took to the skies in World War II.

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Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter

Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Aaron Henson Defense

Lightning II strikes Iwakuni, F-35B arrives

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 18, 2017.

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SpaceX returns to flight with delivery of 10 satellites to orbit

SpaceX celebrated a successful return to flight of the company's Falcon 9 rocket following a four-month hiatus while investigators sought to determine the cause of an explosion that occurred during ground operations in Florida.

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Navigating the next generation

In 2016 alone, Walter Klein has navigated the DC-8 on missions as geographically and scientifically diverse as mapping polar ice in Antarctica from 1500 feet altitude, to studying pollution by flying the DC-8 in corkscrew patterns over an Asian mega-city and the California Central Valley.


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Business

Northrop Grumman partners with Lufthansa Technik on Australian KC-30A support program

Posted  January 18, 2017

Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services, a fully-owned Australian subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, has signed an agreement with Lufthansa Technik AG for the provision of services in support of the Royal Australian Air Force’s fleet of KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. Northrop Grumman IDS is the prime contractor for MRTT Through-Life Support. “This agreement between Northrop…

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Navy training aircraft involved in mishap at NASA Meredian

Posted  January 18, 2017

Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss., reported a T-45C Goshawk jet aircraft assigned to Training Squadron (VT) 9, crashed Jan. 17 at approximately 1:53 p.m. while conducting a training flight. The incident occurred off the east runway onboard the installation. The student and instructor pilot were able to eject safely near the airfield. NAS first responders…

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Army photograph by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard
Defense

New munitions replace cluster bomb rounds that pose danger to civilians

Posted  January 18, 2017

Officials hope a new artillery warhead that will replace a cluster-bomb round could help eliminate unwanted casualties in the future.

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Raytheon completes qualification testing of GPS Launch, Checkout System

Posted  January 18, 2017

Raytheon reached another milestone in developing the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, with the completion of the Factory Qualification Test of the Launch and Checkout System. GPS OCX will unleash dramatically increased performance and security of the GPS system that benefits millions of people worldwide. Raytheon…

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Defense

New year, new Sentry – DRAGON

Posted  January 18, 2017

The first E-3 Sentry aircraft with the glass flight deck modification known as DRAGON (Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation) arrived at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Jan. 9.

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