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Laser-based aircraft countermeasure provides ‘unlimited rounds’ against MANPADS

The Army expects later this year to reach a Milestone B decision with its laser-based common infrared countermeasures, or CIRCM, defense system program.

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E-9A Widget, one of a kind

The mission of the Air Force is like a highly complex machine. Each piece of the machine is vital to it operating successfully. The E-9A Widget is a very small, yet highly important piece to that machine.

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Orion parachute testing conducted at AEDC NFAC facility

Arnold Engineering Development Complex engineers at the National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex assisted in recent testing of sub-scale parachutes for the next mission of the Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1.

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Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

Northrop Grumman has completed and delivered to The Boeing Company a major subassembly of the first of 12 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

The Navy's Tactical Tomahawk missile underwent a successful production acceptance test March 19 using functional ground test capability at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's Large Rocket Motor Test Facility in Indian Head, Md.


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Planes of Fame Air Museum

Posted  March 20, 2015

  The 2015 LA County Air Show welcomes back Planes of Fame. This year they will be bringing a T-33, P-38, P-40, P-47 and P-51. It will certainly be a sight to behold! Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., was founded by Ed Maloney and first opened its doors Jan. 12, 1957. The…

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Headlines March 18, 2015

Posted  March 18, 2015

News: Predator UAV lost over Syria – An MQ-1 Predator was lost March 17 while flying over northwest Syria, according to a defense official. Air Force blasted for defying Congress over Russian rocket ban – Top lawmakers are angrily accusing the Air Force of slow-walking a congressional mandate to stop using Russian rocket engines for spy satellite…

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Educators gain lunar, meteorite certification

Posted  March 18, 2015

A Lunar and Meteorite Disk Certification educator workshop was held at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's Office of Education’s Resource Center located at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif., Feb. 21.

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LA County Air Show features exciting lineup

Posted  March 18, 2015

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team will rock the skies of LA County headlining the Los Angeles County Air Show March 21 and 22 at William J. Fox Airport.

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News Briefs March 18, 2015

Posted  March 18, 2015

Moldovan president calls for closer cooperation with NATO Moldova’s president says the former Soviet republic should cooperate closer with NATO to boost its security because it faces the threat of a military conflict with Russia. President Nicolae Timofti said in a television interview March 17 that he was concerned about what he called ìthreats to…

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Boeing delivers first South Carolina-built 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted  March 18, 2015

Boeing has delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner assembled at its North Charleston, S.C., facility to United Airlines. The airplane also marks a milestone for the 787 program as the 250th Dreamliner to be delivered. “In 2012, we delivered our first South Carolina-built 787-8, and less than three years later, we’re celebrating another significant milestone ñ…

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AF leaders: End sequestration or lose tomorrowís fight

Posted  March 18, 2015

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James gives her opening statement during a House Armed Services Committee hearing Mar.17, 2015, on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. The committee convened to ask the senior leaders of the military departments questions about the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget Request. Also on…

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 flight tests focus on aerodynamic efficiency

Posted  March 18, 2015

Boeing has begun several months of flights with its ecoDemonstrator 757 to evaluate new technologies to improve commercial aviation’s efficiency, reduce noise and carbon emissions. Boeing is collaborating with TUI Group and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on ecoDemonstrator 757 tests. The 757 flight tests continue the ecoDemonstrator Program’s multi-year effort to accelerate testing,…

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental receives FAA approval for 330-minute ETOPS

Posted  March 18, 2015

Boeing has received 330-minute Extended Operations approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. It is the first time a four-engine airplane has received this type of design approval. With this approval, required for four-engine passenger airplanes built after Feb. 2015 to fly beyond 180 minutes from an en-route alternate airport,…

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Predator B achieves one million flight hours

Posted  March 18, 2015

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced March 16 that its PredatorÆ B/MQ-9 ReaperÆ RPA fleet has achieved a historic milestone of one million cumulative flight hours, with almost 90-percent of all missions flown in combat. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. Additionally, GA-ASI…

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