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Kunsan AB hosts Exercise Max Thunder 14-2

Air Force photograph by SrA. Divine Cox A South Korean air force F-15 Strike Eagle lands Nov. 17, 2014, during Max Thunder 14-2 at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy personnel and aircraft are training alongside South Korean air forces in the semi-annual, bilateral training event, which is…

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Lockheed Martin opens Surface Navy Innovation Center

Lockheed Martin has opened the Surface Navy Innovation Center in Moorestown, N.J., to support the development of new technologies for the U.S. Navy. The SNIC is a research, development and demonstration facility that brings together industry, government and academia to design the next generation of capabilities the surface fleet needs to combat evolving threats around…

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Raytheon successfully demonstrates integrated electronic warfare capabilities

Raytheon, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electronic attack system during flight tests at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in October.

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K-MAX Helicopter, Indago Quad Rotor demonstrate firefighting capability

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=53cBlCfLpZg A team of Lockheed Martin and Kaman unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated its ability to aid in firefighting operations. During the demonstration, the Indago quad rotor effectively identified hot spots, and provided data to an operator who directed the unmanned K-MAX helicopter to autonomously extinguish the flames. In one hour, the unmanned K-MAX helicopter lifted…

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Arc-heated facilities at AEDC offer unique test capabilities for hypersonic programs

Air Force photograph This photo shows the arc heater H3 being test fired prior to the installation of a model injection system. The AEDC High Temperature Materials Characterization and Evaluation is unique in capability and is supporting test and evaluation for current and future hypersonic programs. Testing materials, such as those for thermal protection systems,…


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Report: Major federal lab misused contract funds

Posted  November 14, 2014

Managers at one of the nation’s premier federal laboratories improperly used taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and other officials as part of an effort to extend the lab’s $2.4 billion management contract, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General said in a report Nov. 12. A review of documents determined that…

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New technology to reduce soldier’s load

Posted  November 14, 2014

Current and future developments in energy production promise to lower the soldier's combat load and reduce the logistical footprint, said an Army systems expert.

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Research laboratory honors top scientists, engineers

Posted  November 14, 2014

Air Force Research Laboratory honored 12 outstanding scientists and engineers at the 2014 AFRL Fellows and Early Career Awards Banquet recently for their exceptional contributions to advancing technologies for the war fighter. Eight were awarded fellow status, the laboratory’s highest award for career contributions, which has only been given to a total of 172 AFRL…

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Northrop Grumman B-2 program manager honored for leadership in stealth technologies

Posted  November 14, 2014

Northrop Grumman photograph The National Defense Industrial Association has selected David G. Mazur, vice president and B-2 program manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, to receive its 2014 Rear Adm. Robert H Gormley Combat Survivability Leadership award. Mazur accepted the award on Nov. 13 during NDIA’s annual Aircraft Survivability Technical Forum held at Johns Hopkins University…

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Teams announced for NASA 2015 robotics operations competition

Posted  November 14, 2014

Eight universities have advanced to the next round of “RASC-AL Robo-Ops,” a planetary rover robotics engineering competition sponsored by NASA and organized by the National Institute of Aerospace. The teams selected are California State University Long Beach, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; San Jose State University in California; University of Buffalo in New York; University…

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Nellis Open House celebrates airpower

Posted  November 14, 2014

More than 176,000 people attended the Nellis Open House and practice show Nov. 7, 8 and 9 to celebrate the 21st century Air Force and its accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace.

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Headlines November 12, 2014

Posted  November 12, 2014

News: U.S. Air Force discussing A-10 compromise with Congress¬†– The U.S. Air Force is trying to work out a compromise with Congress to retire a percentage of the A-10 fleet in order to move maintainers to the F-35 joint strike fighter, according to two service officials.   Business: Obama funds to fight in Iraq to…

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News Briefs Nov 12, 2014

Posted  November 12, 2014

California candidate leads in race after death A candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash. Kern County Elections Chief Karen Rhea told the Bakersfield Californian Nov. 10 that votes are still being counted, but 68-year-old Michal Hill is a…

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Air Force awards Lockheed majority share of Paveway II Plus

Posted  November 12, 2014

Lockheed Martin has received a $40.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for follow-on production of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb kits. The contract represents the majority share of fiscal year 2014 funding and the eighth award under the five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Deliveries will begin in June 2015 and will…

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Elbit subsidiary to provide logistics support to U.S. Air Force’s F-16 head-up displays

Posted  November 12, 2014

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Nov. 11 that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded a five-year, firm-fixed price contract valued at approximately $29 million by the U.S. Air Force for logistics support of the F-16 head-up display electric module assemblies. The contract will be performed by Elbit Systems of America’s subsidiary…

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