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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Wanted: Ideas For Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems

DARPA Invites Input On Innovative, Affordable, And Rapidly Deployable Systems And Technologies To Defend U.S. Forces Against Quickly Evolving Airborne Threats

The rapid evolution of small unmanned air systems (sUAS) technologies is fueling the exponential growth of the commercial drone sector, creating new asymmetric threats for warfighters. sUASs’ size and low cost enable novel concepts of employment that present challenges to current defense systems.

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Connecticut Lawmakers Urge Navy To Keep Marine One Work In The State

Delegation Says Navy Should Suspend Plans To Move Work While Talks Ongoing

In a letter sent Monday to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3) and Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT-4) called on the Navy to suspend any possible plans to shift maintenance of the Marine One Presidential helicopter fleet from Stratford, Connecticut to a Navy facility in Florida.

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

U.S. Army Makes Advanced Helicopter Engine Design Selection

Advanced Turbine Engine Company Chosen For The Improved Turbine Engine Program

The U.S. Army has announced that the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, has been awarded a contract for preliminary design review of a new engine for the Army’s fleet of Black Hawk and Apache helicopters.

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

F-35 Surges Forward With Record Breaking Weapons Test Successes

Twenty-Five Sorties Flown At Edwards Air Force Base

The F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) at Edwards Air Force Base, California, recently completed 25 missions comprising of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy (WDA) and 13 Weapon Separation Tests as part of a month-long weapon’s firing test surge. Historically, WDAs take place once a month given the myriad of coordination required.  The highest number previously accomplished in a month, was three in November of 2014 during 2B software testing.

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

CAF To Unveil Refurbished F-14A

Historic Aircraft To Be Presented At Sky Wing CAF Airsho

The High Sky Wing of the Commemorative Air Force in Midland, TX plans to unveil a refurbished Grumman F-14A Tomcat at its Sky Wing Airsho this weekend. The airframe is notable as being the first F-14A to shoot down another aircraft in combat.

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Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Boeing Delivers AH-64E Apache Training System To South Korea

Device Uses Actual Apache Flight Software For Realistic Representation

Boeing has delivered to the Republic of Korea an Apache Longbow Crew Trainer that the country’s Army air crews will use to prepare for the AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters that Boeing begins delivering later this year. The system uses the Apache’s flight software and matured flight and avionics simulation models to create an accurate training environment that increases mission readiness.

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Tue, Aug 23, 2016

KC-30A Successfully Refuels Multi-Role F-16 Fighter

Refueling Took Place During Counter-ISIS Operations In The Middle East

The operational capability of the Royal Australian Air Force’s KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft fleet has taken another important step forward with the first operational refuelling of fighter aircraft with the tanker’s advanced Aerial Refuelling Boom System.

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