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Bell Helicopter is beginning to manufacture parts for its new V-280 Valor tilt-rotor aircraft, a next-generation helicopter being developed as part of the Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator, or JMR TD program. The program is an Army-led joint program designed to replace the Army’s current fleet of helicopters. Bell unveiled a full-scale mock-up of the V-280 Valor […]

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Textron Systems recently test-fired a new lightweight, precision-guided glide bomb from a Shadow drone at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, in order to showcase the weapon’s technology to interested Army and Marine Corps officials. In development by Textron Systems since March of last year, the Fury is a small 27-inch, 13-pound GPS and laser-guided bomb engineered […]

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U.S. Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets were part of the opening wave of American-led airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State, according to a news report. Julian Barnes of The Wall Street Journal included that dramatic bit of information in his story about the rapidly evolving military mission against the al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist group:

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The man who brought you the book on the V-22 Osprey helicopter-plane is out with another on the MQ-1 Predator drone. Richard Whittle, a fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and the author of “The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey,” recently published his latest book, “Predator: The Secret […]

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Jeff Bezos, founder of the online retailing giant Amazon​.com, has unveiled a new commercial engine design for legacy military rockets. Bezos, who also heads up the private spaceflight company Blue Origin LLC, was on hand with Tony Bruno, the new chief executive officer of the Lockheed Martin Corp.-Boeing Co. joint venture, United Launch Alliance LLC, on Wednesday […]

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