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NASA Armstrong successfully flies new subscale aircraft

The Subscale Research Lab at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California recently introduced a not-so-small MicroCub, a 60-percent-scale super cub modified by Armstrong to support engineering campaigns focused on the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System.

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National Defense Strategy drives Air Force budget

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations about the Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget in Washington, D.C., March 14, 2018.

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Budget flexibility, Congress’ support can help Army modernize

The Army is grateful for increases offered in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, said the service's secretary, but added greater flexibility on how to use that money is needed to make the best use of it.

Air Force photograph by Danny Webb Defense

Air Force, NATO works to address pilot shortage

The shortage of pilots in the Air Force has been well documented, but the United States isn’t the only member of NATO looking for more people to fill seats.

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SOFIA return to flight delayed

NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, remains in Hamburg, Germany, to address a repair that was discovered during a routine inspection and repair cycle, known as a C-Check.

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Army, Marine Corps begin testing new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

Posted  March 9, 2018

Marines and Soldiers have started testing the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle in eastern California's Mojave Desert at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

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Lockheed Martin Canada welcomes HMNZS Te Kaha to begin modernization work

Posted  March 9, 2018

Lockheed Martin Canada has signed a formal contract with the New Zealand government for ship installation and trials to complete the upgrade and modernization of the ANZAC class frigates. The first of two frigates, Her Majesty’s New Zealand Ship TE KAHA arrived in Victoria March 6.  Lockheed Martin Canada is responsible for designing and supplying…

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Yokota C-130Js exercise new refueling capabilities

Posted  March 9, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres Chardon A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron lands to recover a helicopter expedient refuel system (HERS) during exercise COPE NORTH 2018, Feb. 26, at Tinian, U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A HERS is a deployable fueling system capable of storing…

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Travis delivers NASA InSight Spacecraft

Posted  March 9, 2018

Airmen from the 21st Airlift Squadron and the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., loaded and transported the NASA InSight Spacecraft Feb. 28, from Lockheed Martin Space, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., aboard the C-17 Globemaster III.

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Around the Air Force: March 7

Posted  March 9, 2018

On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein discusses national defense strategy, and Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, supported the launch of an Atlas V rocket.

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