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Pilots begin flights in new F-35 Lightning II simulator in preparation for trials on carrier

A world-leading flight engineering simulator created by BAE Systems is ready to be “flown” by F-35 Lightning II pilots for the first time as they prepare for flight trials on the United Kingdom’s new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier next year.

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Boeing expands pilot training network

Boeing announced March 26, 2017, it has officially launched its global network of Boeing Training Providers to support its Pilot Development Program.

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NASA unveils new searchable video, audio, imagery library for public

NASA officially has launched a new resource to help the public search and download out-of-this-world images, videos and audio files by keyword and metadata searches from NASA.gov.

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SBIR project results in robotic technology for F-22 intake coating restoration process

Robotic technology developed through the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program will soon make the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets more efficient for aircraft maintenance personnel during depot maintenance at Hill AFB, Utah.

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‘Third arm’ may lessen Soldier’s burden, increase lethality

Future ground troops may one day have a "third arm" device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks.


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AFTC commander visits new F-22 facilities

Posted  March 24, 2017

Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, dropped by the 411th Flight Test Squadron March 16, 2017, as part of his monthly visits with different units on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Northrop Grumman’s BACN completes 10,000 combat missions

Posted  March 24, 2017

The Battlefield Airborne Communications, developed, operated and maintained by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Air Force, has completed 10,000 combat missions connecting warfighters in the air and on the ground. BACN is a high-altitude, airborne gateway that translates and distributes voice communications, video, imagery and other battlespace information from numerous sources. Using a suite of…

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U.S. Air Force trains alongside Japanese. South Korean counterparts

Posted  March 24, 2017

An Air Force B-1B Lancer conducted a bilateral mission in the vicinity of Japan yesterday with Japan Air Self Defense Force F-15J Eagles, followed by a bilateral mission with South Korean Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons carried out in South Korean airspace.

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Edwards’ 416th FLTS working to upgrade F-16 radar

Posted  March 24, 2017

The 416th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., continually conducts developmental testing to enhance the warfighting capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. One focus of the F-16 testers here is the integration and testing of a new radar as part of the F-16 Radar Modernization Program. According to its manufacturer, Northrop Grumman,…

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Board determines maintenance error damaged JSTARS aircraft

Posted  March 24, 2017

Air Force photograph An Air Force Materiel Command Accident Investigation Board determined a contractor maintenance error during depot maintenance caused damage to the radar system of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft. Drain holes in the radome of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft were left covered after depot…

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