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AFRL sodium guide star laser enables more detailed images of objects in space - News

October 16, 2012
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) engineers began operating a new Boeing-built sodium guide star laser on a telescope at Kirtland Air Force Base. The 50-watt laser will enable AFRL scientists to enhance their acquisition of detailed images of objects in Earth orbit.

B-1 bomber fleet fatigue testing begun by Boeing - News

August 31, 2012
TUKWILA, Wash., August 30 – A five-year fatigue test on the U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber wing has been undertaken by Boeing to validate the fleet’s expected 2050 EOL and identify “areas of concern” for maintenance.

Winged Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) testing completed by Boeing - News

August 30, 2012
ST. LOUIS, August 30 – Wind tunnel tests on a winged variant of Boeing’s Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM-ER) completed in June have increased the prospects of tripling the glide range of JDAMs to over 40 miles were completed in June. The 500-pound unit fitted with a modular, unfolding wing kit, allows aircraft equipped with the low-cost guidance kit to engage targets from beyond the range of enemy air defenses.

Tactical Compact Communications Relay for UAVs Made Smaller and Lighter by Boeing - News

August 08, 2012
LAS VEGAS ? The Boeing Tactical Compact Communications Relay (TCCR) that allows Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to act as a range-extender for military handheld radios have been reduced in size and weight to 5? x 5? x 1? and 1 lb., respectively. Four production units were shipped to Initsu, and can be leveraged in the Initsu ScanEagle payload bay to extend the range of line-of-sight military handheld radios to more than 150 miles.

Navy gets second P-8A maritime patrol aircraft from Boeing - News

July 20, 2012
SEATTLE. The U.S. Navy received the second production P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Boeing. The P-8A is one of 13 low rate initial production (LRIP) maritime patrol aircraft being built for the Navy. The aircraft, which will replace the venerable P-13 aircraft performs anti-surface warfare anti-submarine warfare, as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).

Unmanned space vehicle from Boeing completes first flight - News

June 19, 2012
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The second X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) completed its first flight for the U.S. Air Force?s Rapid Capabilities Office. The experimental test mission lasted 469 days.

Liquid-hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye UAV makes 1st autonomous flight - News

June 05, 2012
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. The Phantom Eye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ? a liquid hydrogen-powered aircraft from Boeing -- made its first autonomous flight from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. During the 28-minute flight the UAV rose to an altitude of 4,080 feet and reached a cruising speed of 62 knots.