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UK Air Force Starts Post-Repair Sentry AWACS Flight Tests

The Royal Air Force has commenced test flights of the military branch’s Sentry E-3D aircraft following completion of repairs to the system’s electrical wiring, Defense News reported Monday. Andrew Chuter writes the airborne warning-and-control system aircraft could return to service in January if the unit performs well during the tests. “This work continues and …

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Navy Completes F-35B Weapon Load Tests On USS America

The U.S. Navy has concluded weapon load tests for Lockheed Martin-built F-35B onboard the USS America amphibious assault ship as part of the aircraft’s third developmental test phase. The Patuxent River Integrated Test Force assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 conducted shipboard launch-and-recovery expansion tests to assess the F-35B’s flying qualities at various aircraft weights, the …

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GAO Reviews FAA’s NextGen Modernization Program

A new government audit says the Federal Aviation Administration has received an estimated $7.4 billion for activities to implement a program designed to transform current radar-based air transportation systems into one product that will utilize automated aircraft position reporting, digital communications and satellite navigation. FAA has received funds for the Next Generation …

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