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Space & Technology

NASA astronauts prepare for flight on commercial spacecraft

Posted April 29, 2016 by Alex Sanz

Five years after the last NASA astronauts flew from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station, a new group is preparing for a trip, this time on a private spacecraft.

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Republic of Singapore Air Force BWC celebrates 50,000 flying hours

Posted December 2, 2015 by

Through the Republic of Singapore Air Force Basic Wings Course program, Lockheed Martin and teammates Pilatus Aircraft and Hawker Pacific have delivered 50,000 flying hours and trained more than 300 pilots since 2008.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted March 4, 2016 by Bob Alvis

For a long time, many of us Veterans of the Air Force, Navy, Marines and Army took pride in our handiwork and in our contributions to the aircraft programs we supported, maintained and flew during our years of service.

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Space Soldiers ready to defend the homeland against threats from the sky

Posted August 20, 2018 by Sgt. Zachary Sheely

In recent decades, the possibility of attacks from the other side of the world -- missiles soaring through outer space -- has become a real threat to the United States. As these threats continue to evolve and advance, so do the capabilities to track and defend against them.

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U.S. Army pilots fly autonomous Sikorsky Helicopter in first-of-its-kind demo

Posted October 31, 2018 by

U.S. Army pilots exercised supervised autonomy to direct an optionally-piloted helicopter through a series of missions to demonstrate technology developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The series of flights marked the first time that non-Sikorsky pilots operated the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft, a modified S-76B commercial helicopter, as an OPV aircraft.

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Carl Vinson unveils new carrier air traffic control simulator

Posted March 25, 2016 by PO3 Matthew Carlyle

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) unveiled a new air traffic control simulator, the first of its kind installed in a Navy aircraft carrier, in the ship's carrier air traffic control center, March 22.

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F-35 Lightning II worldwide fleet exceeds 50,000 flying hours

Posted February 12, 2016 by

F-35 Lightning II aircraft operating at 12 different locations worldwide surpassed the 50,000 flight hour mark this month. The first flight hour was achieved by an F-35B aircraft, BF-01, June 1, 2008. The 25,000 flight hour milestone occurred in December 2014, six years and six months later.

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Army uses technology to increase aerial delivery accuracy

Posted May 16, 2016 by Jenna Brady

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a new system that will enhance the capabilities of U.S. Army Pathfinders as they conduct aerial operations.

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Lightning over UK: USAF F-35A takes first overseas flight

Posted July 8, 2016 by SSgt. Natasha Stannard

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team accomplished the U.S.’ first transatlantic flight in an F-35A Lightning II, with refueling support from a KC-10 Extender, when it touched down at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, June 30, 2016.

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Northrop Grumman selected to compete for multiple Army training contracts

Posted November 22, 2017 by

The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman for its Mission Training Complex Capabilities Support contract.

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