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NASA Transfers SLS Rocket’s Core Stage to Kennedy Space Center for Integration, Final Launch Preparation

SLS Core Stage

The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket's first core stage is expected to arrive at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida where its integration with the rest of the vehicle and the Orion spacecraft will be conducted before the launch of the Artemis I lunar mission. Four Aerojet Rocketdyne-built RS-25 engines are fitted to the SLS core stage to help propel the rocket. 

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Air Force to Buy Boeing F-15EX Fighter Jets in Aircraft Fleet Modernization Push; Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson Quoted

F-15EX Eagle II

The U.S. Air Force has unveiled a new Boeing-built fighter jet to help the service branch meet its capacity goals while providing operational and developmental testing opportunities for USAF aircraft. The first formal training unit for F-15EX will operate under the 173rd Fighter Wing at the Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base in Oregon by 2024. 

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NASA Picks 16 Teams to Develop Deep Space Exploration Mission Proposals

Deep Space Exploration

NASA has chosen 16 academic teams to further their deep-space exploration proposals as part of the agency’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) program. Representatives from Lockheed Martin, SpaceX, Northrop Grumman, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Blue Origin and Boeing were among the industry experts that helped select the many participating teams.

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Gen. Charles Brown: USAF Eyes 6th-Gen Fighter Jets, Unmanned Platforms for Future Fleet

Gen. Charles Brown

Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown Jr., chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, said the service branch might need sixth-generation fighter jets as part of its future fleet. Brown recently told reporters that the Air Force may require a Next-Generation Air Dominance platform along with fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft like the F-35.

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Navy Releases Environmental Assessment of MQ-25A Refueling Drone Operations in California

MQ-25A Stingray

The U.S. Navy has issued an environmental assessment stating that home-basing 20 Boeing-built MQ-25A Stingray refueling drones at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) in Point Mugu, California, will have no significant impact on the environment. Activities that will take place at the naval base include over 960 annual Stingray flight operations and related stationing support for approximately 730 personnel and their families. 

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Maj. Gen. Robert McMahon Appointed Senior Advisor for Systecon NA; Jolie Woodard Quoted

Systecon

Systecon North America (Systecon NA), a leading predictive analytics firm, announced on Thursday that former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment and retired major general for the U.S. Air Force Robert McMahon has joined the company’s leadership as a senior advisor. As Senior Advisor for Systecon NA, Maj. Gen. McMahon brings more than four decades of experience serving the Department of Defense to the role. 

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AFRL Conducts Second Flight Test for Collaborative Small Diameter Bomb

CSDB

The U.S. Air Force has concluded the second flight test of collaborative small diameter bombs (CSDB) under the Golden Horde Vanguard program, which aims to demonstrate networked collaborative weapons. CSDB uses collaborative autonomy payloads to react to battlespace changes without direct human intervention. The bombs attack targets based on pre-programmed engagement rules.

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Acting CBP CIO Sonny Bhagowalia Appointed to Full-Time Role

Sonny Bhagowalia

Sonny Bhagowalia, who recently served as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) acting chief information officer, has been appointed to take up the role on a full-time basis. Bhagowalia held the CIO role at the Interior and Treasury departments, Hawaii's state government and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, making his new CBP job his fifth time as a government CIO.

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BAE Systems Wins $58M Boeing Contract to Begin EPAWSS LRIP for USAF

BAE Systems

Boeing has awarded BAE Systems a $58 million contract to start Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) for the U.S. Air Force. “The start of EPAWSS production marks a critical milestone and is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our industry team,” said Jerry Wohletz, vice president and general manager of Electronic Combat Solutions at BAE Systems. 

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Air Force Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach Calls for Rapid Procurement of E-7 Wedgetail Aircraft

Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach

Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, commander of Pacific Air Forces, said the U.S. Air Force should push for the rapid procurement of the Boeing-built E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft to replace the service’s aging E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system fleet and meet the demand for such capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region. 

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