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Wed, Jul 23, 2014

USAF, NGC Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of B-2 First Flight

Airplane Inspires Employees, Guests With Re-Enactment Of Historic Moment

For several goose bump-filled minutes at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, it was July 17, 1989, all over again.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Airbus Helicopters Marks 40 Years Training British Military Pilots

Single Engine Gazelles Were First Used For Training In The 1970s

The important role of Airbus Helicopters in the ab-initio training of British military rotorcraft pilots was marked by Airbus Helicopters during the Farnborough Airshow.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Nominee For Pacific AF Command Is First Woman Ever Tapped For The Post

If Confirmed, Lt. General Lori J. Robinson Would Also Be First Non-Pilot In The Position

President Obama has nominated Air Force Lt. General Lori J. Robinson for promotion to four stars and to command the Pacific Air Forces, a major combatant command with broad security responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Bell Helicopter Completes Mid-East Huey II, 407GT Demo Tour

Aircraft Showcased In Jordan, Saudi Arabia With Live-Fire Demonstrations

The full capabilities of the Bell Huey II and the 407GT aircraft were showcased during a series of demo flights in Jordan and Saudi Arabia in May and June 2014. The Bell 407GT light attack helicopter also completed a successful live fire demonstration in Amman to prove its ability to shoot both precision and non-precision weapons systems.

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Mon, Jul 21, 2014

F-35 Horizontal Tails Pass Structural Test

Testing Begun In 2008 Now Completed

Structural testing of the F-35 horizontal tails for all three variants is now complete, proving the tails are structurally sound for up 24,000 hours of flying, the equivalent to three lifetimes of the aircraft.

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Mon, Jul 21, 2014

AgustaWestland Successfully Completes Unmanned/Optionally Piloted Helo Demo

Italian Ministry Of Defense Evaluating Rotorcraft Systems

A demonstration of AgustaWestland's Rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial System / Optionally Piloted Helicopter (RUAS/OPH) to the Italian Ministry of Defense has been completed by the company. The trials were conducted to evaluate modern remote controlled rotorcraft technology and its potential to provide enhanced capabilities for the Italian armed forces in the future.

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