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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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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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Aerotech NewsRadio – May 3, 2012

Posted  May 3, 2012

Featured Guest: Allen "Al" Hoffman, Chairman of AVBOT Aerospace, Defense Industry and Base Support Committee. Mr. Hoffman shared the details from his recent trip to Washington, DC where members of AVBOT's delegation discussed hot topics with the FAA and California dignitaries.

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Obama thanks service members in Afghanistan

Posted  May 2, 2012

During his surprise trip to Afghanistan May 2, President Barack Obama found some time – between signing a strategic agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and delivering a speech to be broadcast back...

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Iran: U.S. stealth fighter deployment to UAE harmful

Posted  May 2, 2012

Iran’s defense minister said April 30 that the deployment of American military stealth fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates will damage regional security, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi’s comments were the first official reaction to media reports of the recent deployment by the U.S. military of F-22 Raptors to the…

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Speckles, completes the last UAV flight in Iraq

Posted  May 2, 2012

A 38-pound unmanned aerial vehicle with a 10- foot wing span takes center stage as being the last UAV to take off and land in Iraq. Dubbed Speckles, the unmanned aerial vehicle system was a collaboration of...

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Boeing designs advanced technology winglet for 737 MAX

Posted  May 2, 2012

Boeing today May 2 a new winglet design concept for the 737 MAX. The new Advanced Technology winglet will provide MAX customers with up to an additional 1.5 percent fuel-burn improvement, depending on range...

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Pratt & Whitney delivers 50th F135 engine for JSF

Posted  May 2, 2012

Pratt & Whitney has successfully delivered the 50th production F135 engine – powering Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II – to the U.S. Department of Defense. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. The 50th engine is scheduled to be installed in a F-35C Carrier Variant for the United States Navy. The F-35C aircraft…

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Army asks for armed aerial scout demonstration

Posted  May 2, 2012

The Army released to industry, April 25, a “request for information” about a replacement for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior aircraft, including a proposal to industry to provide for the Army a demonstration of the current...

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Black hole caught red-handed in stellar homicide

Posted  May 2, 2012

Astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet of a supermassive black hole shredding a star that wandered too close. NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer, a space-based observatory, and the Pan-STARRS1 telescope on the summit of Haleakala in Hawaii, were among the first to help identify the stellar remains. Supermassive black holes, weighing millions to billions…

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Lockheed Martin delivers final F-22 Raptor to U.S. Air Force

Posted  May 2, 2012

Lockheed Martin leadership delivered May 2 the 195th and last F-22 Raptor to U.S. Air Force leadership in a ceremony at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics site in Marietta, Ga. With this delivery, the U.S. Air Force now possesses the world’s only 5th generation stealth fighter aircraft fleet in the world. “There is no longer any…

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Northrop Grumman honors top suppliers at annual awards ceremony

Posted  May 2, 2012

Northrop Grumman honored 71 top-performing suppliers from the United States and Canada at its annual supplier awards program, held May 2 in Manhattan Beach, Calif. The awards recognize companies for attaining distinction in product quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction and robust lean processes. The suppliers provide Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems with products ranging from small…

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