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Northrop Grumman begins MQ-8C Fire Scout flight tests in Mississippi

Northrop Grumman recently began flight tests for MQ-8C Fire Scout aircraft produced in Moss Point at the Trent Lott International Airport, a major milestone for the company and the region’s aerospace economy.

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Digital engineering strategy streamlines how defense systems are designed

While the 2018 National Defense Strategy directs reform as one of its key efforts, the Defense Department is undergoing considerable change in how it does business -- including how it improves the outcome of national defense systems.

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Boeing awarded $2.9 billion for fourth KC-46A tanker production lot

The U.S. Air Force Sept. 10 awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 52 KC-46 tankers.

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Northrop Grumman IAMD battle command system pairs with sensors, shooters for ‘live air’ test

The Northrop Grumman Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System successfully detected, tracked and simulated engagements of air targets during recent testing at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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Vets4Veterans hosts 9th Annual Car and Bike Show

A car and motorcycle show, a parade, food, and fun, the works. It's all in the program for this Sept. 16 with the 9th Annual Vets4Veterans Classic Car and Motorcycle Show hosted at Poncitlan Square in the Palmdale civic center complex.

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Meet Air Force Reserve’s first female F-35 pilot

Posted  September 7, 2018

Before she climbed into the world’s most advanced fighter jet to become the Air Force Reserve’s first female F-35 pilot, Col. Gina “Torch” Sabric had already flown 10 airframes and racked up 22 years of flying experience.

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Lockheed Martin preparing ground system support for upcoming GPS III satellites launches, M-Code operations

Posted  September 7, 2018

Lockheed Martin photograph The fourth Lockheed Martin-built GPS Ill satellite is fully integrated. Once the next-generation GPS III satellites begin launching later this year, a series of updates to the current ground control system from Lockheed Martin will help the U.S. Air Force gain early command and control of the new satellites for testing and…

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NASA Administrator Visits Mojave Air & Space Port

Posted  September 7, 2018

James ‘Jim’ Bridenstine, newly appointed NASA administrator, spent a full morning and early afternoon touring facilities at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, located at Edwards Air Force Base Aug. 28.

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2018 Gathering of Eagles slated for Oct. 13

Posted  September 7, 2018

The Flight Test Historical Foundation cordially invites you to attend the 2018 Gathering of Eagles – “Breaking Barriers, Expanding Horizons – Celebrating the Women of Flight Test” The 2018 Eagles are: Dr. Eileen Bjorkman, U.S. Air Force, SES Dr. Sandy Miarecki, Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force retired, Air Force Academy Kelly Latimer, Lt. Col., U.S….

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Phase I complete for Navy’s range support aircraft replacement

Posted  September 7, 2018

The Tactical Airlift Program Office Commercial Modifications and Range Support Team accepted delivery of their newest commercial-derivative aircraft platform July 30. The Gulfstream G550, with structural modifications, was further modified to house specialized telemetry equipment, unique to the Navy’s application.

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