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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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ISR aircraft hones in on strategic agility

Posted  November 12, 2014

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Eric Harris Airmen from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron prepare an MC-12W Liberty for operations Aug. 25, 2010, on Kandahar Airfield, Afghan. The MC-12W provides full-motion video and signals intelligence to assist battlefield commanders. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities have been in high demand from combatant commanders. In order to…

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Hagel says Vietnam Wall teaches sacrifice, need for questioning policies

Posted  November 12, 2014

DOD photograph by PO2 Sean Hurt Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with a Vietnam War veteran after a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 2014. The Vietnam War Memorial teaches Americans to honor those who sacrificed, but also to be honest and to question the policies that…

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Boeing stacks two satellites to launch as pair

Posted  November 12, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has successfully mated two 702SP (small platform) satellites in a stacked configuration in preparation for the first-ever conjoined satellite launch. The milestone is a significant step towards the early 2015 launch of the satellites ABS-3A and Eutelsat 115 West B, the first-ever all-electric propulsion satellites scheduled to enter service. The…

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Unbroken line of vets keeps America free, Biden says

Posted  November 12, 2014

An unbroken line of veterans has kept the United States and its freedoms safe since the founding of the republic, Vice President Joe Biden said Nov. 11 at America’s most sacred shrine. Biden thanked veterans and their families for their efforts and sacrifices during Veterans’ Day ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns and the…

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Northrop Grumman signs Global Hawk sustainability partnership with U.S. Air Force

Posted  November 12, 2014

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Northrop Grumman a $306 million contract to continue logistics and sustainment services on the high altitude, long endurance RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted autonomous unmanned aircraft intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system. This contract comes on the heels of Global Hawk winning the Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence…

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Cosmic first: European spacecraft lands on comet

Posted  November 12, 2014

DARMSTADT, Germany – Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a European spacecraft made history Nov. 12 by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet — an audacious first designed to answer big questions about the universe. The landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko required immense precision, as even the slightest error could…

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft arrives at launch pad

Posted  November 12, 2014

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft now is at its launch pad after completing its penultimate journey in the early hours of Nov. 12.

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UTC to provide wheels, carbon brakes for China Airlines’ Airbus A350-900 fleet

Posted  November 12, 2014

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by China Airlines to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of 14 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.  The company will provide the equipment through its Landing Systems facility in Troy, Ohio. China Airlines will take delivery of their first A350-900 aircraft in 2016. UTC Aerospace Systems is a…

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Veterans Day abroad: A moment of silence for the fallen

Posted  November 12, 2014

A cold wind swept across the grounds as leaves of red, yellow and orange gently descended on the people gathered in solemn respect at Cambridge American Cemetery Nov. 11.

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Headlines November 10, 2014

Posted  November 10, 2014

News: President Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for Iraq – President Obama Nov. 7 authorized up to 1,500 more U.S. troops to join the training and advise-and-assist mission in Iraq against Islamic militants, the White House announced.   Business: Industry girds for a ‘maverick’ armed services panel – “He’s coming for all of us,” said the serious…

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