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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-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.


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F-15E crashes in Southwest Asia

Posted  May 3, 2012

An Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle crashed May 3 at 11:40 a.m. local time while conducting a routine training mission. Both crew members ejected safely. First responders have responded to the scene and more details will be released as they become available. Strike Eagles are dual-role fighters that perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. The cause…

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Uncovering the colorless core of the Army’s network

Posted  May 3, 2012

The name may sound like some super hero power taken from the pages of a comic book, but the “colorless core” is carrying the Army’s network into the future, enabling Soldiers to send information across the...

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News Briefs May 3, 2012

Posted  May 3, 2012

Pratt & Whitney boss sees long-term strength The president of Pratt & Whitney expects that the military and commercial aerospace business will improve, but not for a while. David Hess, president of the subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., told reporters at the company’s annual media day May 2 that sales are expected to double, to…

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Marines shoot down Air Force in archery

Posted  May 3, 2012

Air Force archers went up against teams from each branch of service and the U.S. Special Operations Command May 2 in Colorado Springs....

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Boeing completes full Landing test of Crew Space Transportation spacecraft

Posted  May 3, 2012

Boeing successfully completed the second parachute drop test of the company’s Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft May 2 at the Delamar Dry Lake Bed near Alamo, Nev. The test demonstrated the performance of the entire landing system.

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Experts to make missile defense case at Moscow meeting

Posted  May 3, 2012

At Russia’s international missile defense conference held in Moscow May 3 4, U.S. experts will make their case for the European missile defense plan “in a broader forum,” one of the delegation leaders said today. Ellen Tauscher, special envoy for strategic stability and missile defense at the State Department, said the United States welcomes the…

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Tablet PC to replace paper for Network Integration Evaluation

Posted  May 3, 2012

The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command is beginning to replace paper with digital data collection options in preparation for the next Network Integration Evaluation at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., this May. NIE’s are large-scale evaluation events designed to mature the...

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Obama has two narratives on Afghanistan

Posted  May 3, 2012

In President Barack Obama’s twin narratives, the United States is both leaving Afghanistan and staying there. The different messages are meant for different audiences, one at home and one away. As Obama’s brief, symbolic visit to Afghanistan May 2 made clear, the more important audience is American voters fed up with a war that will…

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Navy to christen USNS Cesar Chavez

Posted  May 3, 2012

The Navy will christen and launch the dry cargo/ammunition ship the USNS Cesar Chavez, May 5, 2012, during a 7:30 p.m., PDT, ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. The ship is named to honor prominent civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, who served in the Navy during World War II. Juan M….

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Aerotech NewsRadio – May 10, 2012

Posted  May 3, 2012

Featured guest: Cathy Hansen, a founding member of the Mojave Transportation Museum and serves as the treasurer for the foundation. Cathy also coordinates Plane Crazy Saturday, a monthly event at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

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