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Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Female AF Pioneer Laid To Rest At Arlington National Cemetery

Maj. Gen. Marcelite Jordan Harris Retired In 1997 As The Highest Ranking Female In The U.S. Air Force

Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Marcelite Jordan Harris was laid to rest Feb. 7, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, with full military funeral honors.

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Fri, Feb 15, 2019

AeroVironment Introduces Next Generation Of Quantix Drone

Upgrades Decision Support System (AV DSS) For Precision Agriculture

AeroVironment has introduced the next generation of its Quantix VTOL hybrid drone and the AeroVironment Decision Support System (AV DSS) for precision agriculture. Enhancements across the Quantix & AV DSS ecosystem deliver a combination of new features, performance improvements and product package offerings – designed to meet the needs of individual growers, precision ag service providers and large-scale farming operations.

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Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Airborne 02.15.19: Sun Flyer 2, AirVenture Celebrates 747, SnF Drone Show

Also: 'Mars One' Kaput, Embraer Delivers, Hartzell Engine Technologies, Phoenix Skydive Center Wins

Bye Aerospace’s electric Sun Flyer 2 successfully completed the first official flight test with a Siemens electric propulsion motor February 8 at Centennial Airport, south of Denver, CO. The Sun Flyer family of aircraft, including the 2-seat Sun Flyer 2 and the 4-seat Sun Flyer 4, aim to be the first FAA-certified, practical, all-electric airplanes to serve the flight training and general aviation markets. Siemens will provide electric propulsion systems for the Sun Flyer 2 airplane—the 57 lb.-SP70D motor with a 90kW peak rating (120 HP), and a continuous power setting of up to 70kW (94 HP). The 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747 will be celebrated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. The 67th annual EAA fly-in convention is July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is expected that several Boeing 747s will make an appearance at AirVenture during

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Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Navy Confirms Suspension Of Blue Angels Team Member

Removed Person Does Not Appear To Be A 'Numbered' Pilot A team member of the Blue Angels has been suspended though the Navy is not saying who or why.

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Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Planck Aero Demonstrates Day, Night Flight From Moving Ground Vehicles

Testing Conducted At Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Planck Aerosystems recently received authorization from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, Air Traffic Control (ATC) to test the Shearwater sUAS in controlled airspace and at night.

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Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Airbus And JSAT Sign Cooperation Agreement

A 3rd SpaceDataHighway Node Will Be Positioned Over Asia-Pacific Region Before 2025

Airbus and Japanese telecommunications satellite operator SKY Perfect JSAT have signed a cooperation agreement for the design preparation of the EDRS-D node. This third communication node of the SpaceDataHighway system is to be positioned over the Asia-Pacific region before 2025. EDRS-D will lead to a significant increase in the system’s communication capacity and considerably expand its coverage.

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Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Former USAF Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Espionage On Behalf Of Iran

Monica Witt Defected To Iran In 2013, Remains At Large

Former USAF Intelligence officer Monica Elfriede Witt, 39 has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for conspiracy to deliver and delivering national defense information to representatives of the Iranian government.  Witt, who defected to Iran in 2013, is alleged to have assisted Iranian intelligence services in targeting her former fellow agents in the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC). Witt is also alleged to have disclosed the code name and classified mission of a U.S. Department of Defense Special Access Program. An arrest warrant has been issued for Witt, who remains at large.

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Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Simlat Introduces A Counter-UAS Simulation Application

Will Provide Operators With A High-Fidelity Capability To Train For, Research And Plan Counter-UAS Operations

Simlat has developed a simulation capability for counter-UAS (C-UAS) operations. The new simulation module allows the emulation of various sensors and effectors with diverse capabilities and technologies.

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Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Embraer Signs Pool Program Contract With WDL

Will Service Charter Airline's E190 Fleet Of Four Airplanes

Embraer and WDL Aviation GmbH, a German charter and ACMI airline headquartered at Cologne Bonn Airport and part of the Zeitfracht logistics group, have signed an agreement on a Flight Hour Pool Program to support the airline’s recently leased fleet of four used E190s.

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Fri, Feb 15, 2019

High-Fidelity Simulator For Predator RPA Enters Service For Italian AF

The Predator Mission Trainer (PMT) Is The Highest Fidelity Simulator Ever Developed And Fielded For The Predator Family

The Italian Ministry of Defence and Italian Air Force have formally qualified the CAE-built Predator Mission Trainer for zero flight time training on the Predator B/MQ-9 variant and the simulator has been accepted as ready-for-training at the Amendola Air Base in Italy. The Predator Mission Trainer (PMT) is the highest fidelity simulator ever developed and fielded for the Predator family of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.

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