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Aerotech News Digital Edition - June 15, 2018 News

Aerotech News Digital Edition – June 15, 2018

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA – June 15, 2018 http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/ggjb/ Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edtion! We have SO MUCH GREAT READING in this week’s issue of Aerotech – starting with our cover story, the arrival…

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‘Bomber Bob’ Inducted to Patriot Guard Riders

Robert Wood, at 93, needs a little help getting around, but there is a good reason his nickname is "Bomber Bob." During World War II, history's greatest conflict, theretired Edwards Air Force Base engineer survived 35 bombing missions over Nazi Germany, serving as a command pilot on a B-17 Flying Fortress dubbed "Miss Behavin'."

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Record-setting NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson retires

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective June 15. 

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History at a rest stop!

Kramer Junction was originally west of its current location on Highway 58 out by Boron. When the 395 crossed the current 58, the historical four corners became a reality. All that was needed was an owner who could see the potential of this desert crossing to make it flourish. Many of us AV residents have been over these roads many times.

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Sample return technology successfully tested on Xodiac rocket

Honeybee Robotics in Pasadena, Calif., flight tested its pneumatic sampler collection system, PlanetVac, on Masten Space Systems’ Xodiac rocket on May 24, launching from Mojave, Calif., and landing to collect a sample of more than 320 grams of top soil from the surface of the desert floor.


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News Briefs – June 11, 2018

Posted  June 11, 2018

U.S. soldier killed in Somalia identified The U.S. soldier killed June 8 in an attack by extremists in Somalia has been identified as Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Conrad, 26, of Chandler, Ariz., the Pentagon said June 9. Conrad died from injuries sustained from what it called enemy indirect fire, the Pentagon said. Conrad was assigned…

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Defense

Air Force grounds B-1B Lancer fleet after emergency landing

Posted  June 11, 2018

U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command has grounded its B-1B Lancer fleet after one of the bombers made an emergency landing in Texas. Gen. Robin Rand ordered the safety stand-down June 7. The Air Force says a safety investigation after the May 1 emergency landing found a problem with ejection seat components that caused the…

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BAE Systems to develop first-of-its-kind software for DARPA to model conflicts

Posted  June 11, 2018

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is sponsoring BAE Systems to develop software that will aid military planners in understanding and addressing the complex dynamics that drive conflicts around the world.

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Aircraft milk stool revamp on the way — saving money, preventing injuries

Posted  June 11, 2018

Air Force photograph by Capt. Jason Goins The Junior Force Warfighters Operations in the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate discuss replacing the old 85-pound milk stool for the C-130 aircraft with Tech. Sgt. Shawn Cooper. Amidst its latest efforts to cut costs and prevent injuries to Airmen around the globe, the Air…

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Business

Qatar Emiri Air Force awards Lockheed Martin Sniper contract

Posted  June 11, 2018

The Qatar Emiri Air Force has selected Lockheed Martin’s Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod for its Rafale aircraft, marking continued growth and platform expansion for the precision targeting capability. Under this contract announced during the Eurosatory exhibition, Lockheed Martin will provide the QEAF with pods, spares and deployment support for the Rafale – the 10th platform…

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