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Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center Replaces Aging Machinery for Aircraft Tech Measurement

Precision Measurement

A U.S. Navy aviation depot in North Carolina has purchased equipment designed to help technical personnel obtain more detailed and accurate measurements of individual aircraft components. The Fleet Readiness Center East's Precision Measurement Center has a new optical comparator and laser tracking system that mechanical engineering technicians use to assess aircraft parts and support fixtures.

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AFRL Gathers Scientists to Discuss DSX Spacecraft Findings; William Robert Johnston Quoted

Demonstration and

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) gathered scientists from government, industry and academia to discuss the initial results of a 23-month mission that conducted science experiments in Earth's radiation belts. AFRL said Tuesday that it administered a virtual meeting where representatives from Leidos, NASA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other organizations to discuss findings of the Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) spacecraft. 

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PAE Wins $98M IDIQ to Maintain F-5 Aircrafts; Charlie Peiffer Quoted

Charlie Peiffer

PAE has secured an 18-month, $98 million sole-source indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division to provide F-5 fighter aircraft logistics support. Under the contract, PAE’s Readiness and Sustainment team will provide all maintenance and logistics support services for 43 F-5F and F-5N aircrafts at four naval bases across Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Louisiana through January 2023.

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Jacobs Selected for Seven Pools on GSA ASTRO IDIQ; Bruce Crawford Quoted

Bruce Crawford

Jacobs has secured seven awards on the General Services Administration’s ASTRO contract to strengthen lifecycle digital services and technologies for the Department of Defense and joint forces. Under the potential ten-year, multi-billion dollar, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, Jacobs’ work will span seven ASTRO pools including mission operations, space, ground, data operations, development/systems integration, training and research.

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Argonne White Paper Lays Out R&D Path for Electric Aircraft Propulsion Batteries; Ajay Misra Quoted

Electric Aviation

The Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science has released a white paper detailing the research and development needed for the commercialization of electric aviation batteries. The white paper explores research areas where the Department of Defense and NASA could spur innovation in electric propulsion batteries amid a projected emergence of the urban air mobility services market. 

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Air Force Develops Expeditionary, Amphibious Capability for Commando II Aircraft; Lt. Col. Josh Trantham Quoted

MAC Digital Render

The U.S. Air Force's Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is working on a new capability to make the C-130J transport aircraft more suitable for expeditionary missions in watery environments. AFSOC said Wednesday it partnered with the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop the MC-130J Commando II Amphibious Capability, also known as MAC.

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Air Force Eyes ‘GHOST’ Sensor to Improve Aircraft Tech Flexibility

GHOST Program

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC) sensor division is eyeing to utilize a sensor that offers flexibility in flying on various aircraft as the unit develops a platform-agile and open architecture technology for airborne signals intelligence. Under the Global High-altitude Open-system Sensor Technology program, the sensor will be placed in a pod attached under the aircraft as part of the initial configuration. 

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Orion Spacecraft Production Progresses for Artemis Mission; Program Manager Cathy Koerner Quoted

Orion Spacecraft

NASA is almost finished working on the Orion spacecraft to be used for the first Artemis mission, which will lead to a series of flights aimed at reviving manned space exploration. The space agency said Friday that it is now working on Artemis II's assigned Orion and has also concluded welding activities for Artemis III's pressure vessel, with the support of prime contractor Lockheed Martin.

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Trade Association Urges U.S. Government to Speed Up Implementation of Aircraft Engine Emission Rules

Aircraft Engine Emission

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is calling on the U.S. government to expedite review of potential rule changes for aircraft engines to facilitate the implementation of global standards meant to reduce soot emissions ahead of the 2023 deadline and avoid any potential supply chain disruption.

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Report: Air Force’s Tactical Aircraft Study Could Reshape Fighter Inventory; Todd Harrison Quoted

F-35A Joint

The U.S. Air Force is carrying out a tactical aircraft study as it prepares its budget request for fiscal year 2023 and looks to whittle down the types of fighter jets it operates from seven to four platforms. The four fighter platforms could include the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter; the sixth-generation Next Generation Air Dominance system or NGAD; F-15EX; and F-16 or its potential replacement.

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