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November 27, 2014
NASA Seeks Comments on Possible Airship Challenge
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 26, 2014
Airships aren't just powered balloon-like vehicles that hover above sporting events. Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are floating the idea that airships have potential for important scientific and commercial uses. NASA is considering issuing a challenge for developing stratospheric airships that can break records in terms of duration of flight at high altitudes. The agency has issued a request for information for this contemplated "20-20-20 Airship Challeng ... read more

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Offsets may delay Korea's decision on buying aerial refulers
South Korea may delay an acquisition decision on a billion-dollar project to equip its armed forces with four aerial refueling aircraft. ... more
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First Australian-made vertical tails fitted onto F-35
Australian-made vertical tails for F-35 Lightning II fighters have for the first time been installed on an aircraft by Lockheed Martin. ... more
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France to buy A330 aerial refueling aircraft
Airbus Defense and Space is set to supply a dozen A330 MRTT air-to-air refueling aircraft to the French Air Force. ... more
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Elbit to Supply DIRCM Systems to German A400M Aircraft
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Britain's RAF receives first A400M airlifter
Britain's Royal Air Force has taken possession of the first of 22 Airbus A400M airlifters, becoming the third country to bring the aircraft into service. ... more
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France to buy 12 Airbus tankers worth 3 bn euros
France's defence ministry announced on Thursday the purchase of 12 Airbus refuelling tankers worth around 3 billion euros ($3.8 billion). ... more
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F-35Cs complete initial testing from aircraft carrier
The carrier variant of the F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has successfully completed the first phase of developmental testing at sea. ... more
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Modernized Russian Tu-160 bomber completes 1st flight
Russian strategic bomber Tu-160 has completed its first flight after modernization, the aircraft's design bureau Tupolev said Wednesday. "On Nov. 16, 2014, the Tu-160 bomber performed the firs ... more
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US military looks for the elusive mothership
It's a Hollywood sci-fi fantasy that has long eluded the Pentagon: a flying "mothership" that launches smaller aircraft. ... more
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Holiday Season Makes Most of NASA Aeronautics Gifts
Temperatures are dropping, the leaves are falling, and the countdown is on to the busiest time of year for air travel around the nation. The industry association Airlines for America predicts 24.6 m ... more
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NASA Awards NASA Balloon Operations Contract
NASA has awarded the NASA Balloon Operations Contract to Orbital Sciences Corporation of Greenbelt, Maryland for engineering and operations services to support the NASA Balloon Program. This c ... more
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Royal Australian Air Force getting deployable air traffic management systems
The Royal Australian Air Force will receive rapidly deployable air traffic management and control systems from Indra Australia. ... more
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Northrop Grumman updating aircraft targeting system
Northrop Grumman reports it is upgrading AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING Advanced Targeting Systems used on U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft. ... more
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U.S. contracts CPI Aerostructures for F-16 wing components
Structural wing components for thousands of F-16 fighters are to be provided by CPI Aerostructures under a contract from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency. ... more
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F-35s proving capabilities from aircraft carrier
The U.S. Navy reports that F-35C Lightning II fighters conducting test flight operations from an aircraft carrier at sea are successfully proving their capabilities. ... more
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Aircraft wings will change radically in the future
Efforts are taking place on both sides of the Atlantic to improve aircraft wing technology for enhanced performance. ... more
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Global aviation firms flocked to China on Tuesday to show off their wares as economic development and an expanding middle class promise a bonanza in one of the world's fastest-growing aircraft markets. ... more
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Australia seeking more C-17A airlifters
As many as four C-17 Globemaster III airlifters, together with spare parts and associated equipment, are being sought by Australia from the United States. ... more
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NASA tests new shape changing aircraft flap for the first time
NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that can ... more
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China gives glimpse of its J-31 stealth fighter
China this week partially lifted the veil on its new J-31 stealth fighter, using the aircraft for an aerial display at an international airshow. ... more
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China shows off new stealth fighter
China's new stealth jet fighter rocketed skywards Wednesday as Beijing puts on an unprecedented display of openness - and military force - at the country's premier airshow. ... more
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U.S. Air Force orders spare engines from Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce has announced receipt of a contract from the U.S. Air Force for the purchase of AE 2100 engines and parts. ... more
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Wanted: Ideas for Transform Planes into "Aircraft Carriers in the Sky"
Military air operations typically rely on large, manned, robust aircraft, but such missions put these expensive assets-and their pilots-at risk. While small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can reduc ... more
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