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Business

Sikorsky S-97 Raider exceeds 200 knots as company prepares proposal

Posted October 5, 2018 by

The Sikorsky S-97 Raider light tactical prototype helicopter is advancing rapidly through its flight test schedule, recently exceeding 200 knots at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center.

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Space & Technology

Lockheed Martin reveals new human lunar lander concept

Posted October 5, 2018 by

On Oct. 3, at the International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany, Lockheed Martin experts revealed the company's crewed lunar lander concept and showed how the reusable lander aligns with NASA's lunar Gateway and future Mars missions.

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Technology

Army hosts competition to find next-generation technological advances

Posted October 5, 2018 by Dr. Bruce D. Jette

Recently, I have endeavored to reach out to traditionally non-defense small businesses that have never worked with the government but have great ideas and perhaps revolutionary innovations that could be of some benefit to the Army.

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Defense

Modernizing the Army’s OPFOR program to become a near-peer sparring partner

Posted October 3, 2018 by Mario J. Hoffmann

While the United States fought conflicts and insurgencies in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa over the last 17 years, potential adversaries were studying U.S. operations and developing sophisticated weapons, munitions and disruptive technologies.

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Space

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope speaks for first time at Northrop Grumman

Posted October 3, 2018 by

The two super elements of the James Webb Space Telescope successfully communicated for the first time. The test was completed by Northrop Grumman in partnership with NASA.

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Technology

Lockheed Martin contract to marry machine learning with 3-D printing for more reliable parts

Posted October 3, 2018 by

Today, 3-D printing generates parts used in ships, planes, vehicles and spacecraft, but it also requires a lot of babysitting. High-value and intricate parts sometimes require constant monitoring by expert specialists to get them right. Furthermore, if any one section of a part is below par, it can render the whole part unusable.

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Business

Air Force, Navy officials describe need for C-130 aircraft

Posted October 1, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Air Force would like to “do more and go faster” in modernizing its C-130 Hercules aircraft fleet, the service’s deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements told a House Armed Services Committee panel today.

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Business

U.S. Army awards Northrop Grumman $289 million for IAMD battle command system

Posted October 1, 2018 by

The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman a $289 million contract to continue system design and development toward fielding of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System.

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Defense

A Matter of FACT: Growing the U-2 pilot selection process with first-ever program

Posted October 1, 2018 by 1st Lt. Brittany Curry

For the first time, the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., will open its aperture for recruiting U.S. Air Force pilots into the U-2 Dragon Lady through an experimental program beginning in the fall of 2018.

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World

F-35B jets join forces with British aircraft carrier to make history

Posted October 1, 2018 by

The first F-35 Lightning fighter jets landed on the deck of the United Kingdom’s new aircraft carrier last week making history and marking the beginning of more than half-a-century of ‘Carrier Strike’ operations.

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