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Business

U.S. Army awards $1.13 billion contract to Lockheed Martin for GMLRS production

Posted March 29, 2019 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $1.13 billion contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 14 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets and associated equipment.

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Space

Pence calls for landing US astronauts on moon in 5 years

Posted March 29, 2019 by Marcia Dunn

Vice President Mike Pence on March 26 called for landing astronauts on the moon within five years, an accelerated pace that would aim to put Americans on the lunar south pole.

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Defense

U.S. Air Force orders B-1B safety stand-down

Posted March 29, 2019 by

The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command ordered a safety stand-down of the B-1B Lancer fleet March 28. During a routine inspection of the B-1B drogue chute system, potentially fleet-wide issues were identified with the rigging of the drogue chute.

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Veterans

Soldier recalls serving with Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins

Posted March 29, 2019 by Mike Strasser

"He was a selfless leader, a brother and a friend." That is how Stuart Hollingsworth remembers Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins, the former 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier who posthumously received the Medal of Honor during a ceremony March 27 at the White House.

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Defense

Air Force announces Ellsworth AFB as first B-21 base

Posted March 29, 2019 by

The Air Force announced Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., has been selected as the preferred location for the first operational B-21 Raider bomber and the formal training unit, March 27. Whiteman AFB, Mo., and Dyess AFB, Texas, will receive B-21s as they become available.

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Business

Northrop Grumman system provides direction for defense system test

Posted March 27, 2019 by

In an unprecedented display of accuracy, Northrop Grumman, as the strategic partner to prime contractor, Boeing, successfully provided the weapon task plans for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system Ground Based Interceptors during the first dual interceptor mission against an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile target for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

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Defense

National Defense Strategy is ‘Undisputed driver’ in budget request, Shanahan says

Posted March 27, 2019 by Terri Moon Cronk

The National Defense Strategy is the undisputed driver of the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Defense Department, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said March 26 on Capitol Hill.

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Defense

Skyborg program seeks industry input for artificial intelligence initiative

Posted March 27, 2019 by

The Air Force office of Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation at the Air Force Research Laboratory is working on fielding a prototype Autonomous, Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle as an Early Operational Capability as early as 2023.

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Local

Gearing up for Robotics

Posted March 25, 2019 by

The second annual Aerospace Valley FIRST Robotics Competition will once again be coming to Lancaster, Calif. The event runs April 4-6 at the Eastside High School. It is free and open to the public.

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Defense

2019 USAF Test Pilot School applications due May 29

Posted March 25, 2019 by Kat Bailey

Application packages for the 2019 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by May 29. The board is set to convene at the Air Force’s Personnel Center July 29 through Aug. 2, and will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2020.

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