Posts Tagged ‘featured’

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Space station marks 15 years of nonstop human presence

Posted November 4, 2015 by Marcia Dunn

Humankind marked an off-the-planet pinnacle Nov. 2: the 15th anniversary of continuous residency at the International Space Station. NASA and its global partners celebrated the milestone, as did the six astronauts on board. The U.S., Russian and Japanese spacemen planned a special dinner 250 miles up.

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Lockheed Martin awarded contract for continued development of maritime canister-launched sUAS

Posted November 4, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $4.6 million contract from the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office for the continued development of a maritime canister-launched small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS).

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Expert: Rapid modeling of new systems vital to countering threats

Posted November 2, 2015 by David Vergun

Winning in an increasingly complex world means overcoming unforeseen and rapidly-emerging threats. The Army and the rest of the Department of Defense cannot yet effectively counter unanticipated threats with new weapons systems.

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Osan U-2s celebrate nearly 40 years of surveillance

Posted October 30, 2015 by SSgt. Benjamin Sutton

U-2 aircraft from the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron at Osan Air Base, South Korea, have spent almost 40 years delivering vital imagery and signals intelligence to command leaders throughout the Korean Peninsula.

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Airmen, aircraft participate in major South Korean defense expo

Posted October 30, 2015 by SSgt. Amber Grimm

Nearly 150 U.S. service members and a handful of aircraft, including an F-22 Raptor demonstration, entertained a record-breaking crowd for the 2015 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition at the Seoul Airport Oct. 24-25.

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Eagles gather in Lancaster for annual gathering

Posted October 30, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the first flight of the U-2 and the 25th anniversary of the SR-71 Smithsonian Speed Run, legendary SR-71 and U-2 pilots shared a few of their experiences during the 27th Annual Gathering of Eagles at the Hunter Pavilion, Lancaster, Calif.

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Air Force set to launch next-to-last GPS IIF satellite

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center and its mission partners are scheduled to launch the 11th Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle Oct. 30 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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CH-53K helicopter achieves first flight

Posted October 28, 2015 by

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., announced Oct. 27 the successful first flight of the U.S. Marine Corps' CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter protoype, known as Engineering Development Model-1.

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FAB-T poised for production

Posted October 28, 2015 by Justin Oakes

The Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals program here received approval to enter Low Rate Initial Production following a recent Milestone C Department of Defense acquisition board meeting.

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Navy’s first hybrid ship celebrates commission anniversary

Posted October 28, 2015 by PO1 Corwin Colbert

The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) celebrated her sixth commissioning anniversary, Oct. 24. The ship was formally commissioned in 2009 aboard Naval Air Station North Island.

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