Posts Tagged ‘featured’
 

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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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Defense

Mattis: More data needed to assess women’s effectiveness in combat arms

Posted September 28, 2018 by Jim Garamone

With so few women in combat arms right now, the services and Defense Department officials really can’t judge how successful the effort has been, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., Sept. 25.

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Defense

AFOSR awards grants to 31 scientists, engineers

Posted September 28, 2018 by

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research today announced it will award approximately $13.9 million in grants to 31 scientists and engineers from 24 research institutions and businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program.

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Business

Boeing wins U.S. Air Force T-X pilot training program contract

Posted September 28, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force pilots will soon train for combat with T-X jets and simulators from Boeing. “Today’s announcement is the culmination of years of unwavering focus by the Boeing and Saab team,” said Leanne Caret, president and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

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Business

Boeing MH-139 to replace U.S. Air Force UH-1N Huey fleet

Posted September 26, 2018 by

Boeing will provide its MH-139 helicopter and related support to the U.S. Air Force to replace the more than 40-year-old UH-1N “Huey” helicopters used to protect America’s intercontinental ballistic missile bases.

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Technology

Innovation Center opens at Lockheed Martin in Orlando

Posted September 26, 2018 by

Necessity sparks invention at the Innovation Center, now open at Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando, Fla. In this 6,500-square-foot space, employees are empowered with the technology and tools to develop creative solutions to complex problems.

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