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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Longeron Cracks Ground 82 F-16D Airplanes

Remaining 75 Aircraft Returned To Flight Status After Inspection

U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

NGC Developing XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane Design For DARPA

Scaled Composites, Virgin Galactic Participating In The Effort

Northrop Grumman Corporation with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

F-16V Completes Major Capability Milestone

Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar Integrated Into The Airplane

The newest configuration of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-16V, has reached a major capability milestone with the integration of a new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Vintage Warbirds Headed To Corpus Christi

The CAF Gulf Coast Wing Presents Vintage Aircraft And A Noted Veteran, Lt. Col. George Reed, August 22-24

It has been 70 years since the U.S. Army Air Corp lifted into the air to create the largest air armada ever to fill the skies during World War II, but on August 22-24, an array of WWII warbirds will be roaring over Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Scorpion Participates in USNORTHCOM’s Vigilant Guard Exercise

Marks The Beginning Of Operational Testing For The Textron Airland Airplane

The Scorpion aircraft has completed operations in support of Vigilant Guard 2014, a Northern Command and Kansas National Guard training exercise demonstrating the capabilities of emergency response agencies at all levels of government, both military and civil.

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Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Vazquez Assumes Command Of Civil Air Patrol

New Commander Sworn In At 2014 National Conference

Civil Air Patrol has a new national commander and CEO – Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez of Henrico, Virginia, sworn in Friday at the organization's 2014 National Conference.

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Tue, Aug 19, 2014

McDill AFB Hurricane Hunters To Get Overhaul

Cost Of Updates To The Unit's P-3s Is Estimated At $35 Million

Two Orion P-3 airplanes flying out of McDill AFB in Tampa, FL into hurricanes are about to get a makeover to the tune of about $35 million.

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Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Northrop Grumman Selected To Modernize Black Hawk Cockpit For US Army

Between 700 And 900 Aircraft Will Be Upgraded Under The Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by Redstone Defense Systems to supply and integrate mission avionics equipment for a digital cockpit upgrade of the U.S. Army's UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters.

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Tue, Aug 19, 2014

C-130 Hercules Airlifter Celebrates 60th Anniversary Aug. 23

Seeks Stories From Pilots And Crews To Mark The Milestone

The Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules reaches another major milestone Aug. 23 marking the 60th anniversary of its first flight at Burbank, CA in 1954.

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Tue, Aug 19, 2014

CAE To Provide U.S. Air Force With Aeromedical Evacuation Training System

Combines High-Fidelity C-130 Fuselage Trainer With CAE Healthcare Human Patient Simulators

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded a contract to CAE to provide the United States Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) at Dobbins Air Force Base with a comprehensive Aeromedical Evacuation Training System. The contract was awarded through ADS Inc.

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