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News Briefs August 26, 2015

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160 Marines in Bulgaria with tanks, artillery for training U.S. Marines accompanied by tanks, artillery, and light-armored reconnaissance vehicles have arrived in Bulgaria, part of a plan to train with allies to improve weapons skills and anti-armor tactics. The U.S. Marine Corps Forces said Aug. 25 some 160 Marines accompanied the tanks and artillery, which…

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Lockheed Martin makes tiny satellite cooling system

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Lockheed Martin scientists are packing three times the power density into a key satellite cooling system whose previous design is already the lightest in its class. This project continues the company’s effort to reduce component size, enabling compact, higher-power spacecraft payloads and smaller sensor platforms back on Earth. Highly sophisticated electronics like satellite sensors and…

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Space Camp: Once in a lifetime experience

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PALMDALE, Calif.–Amazing, inspiring and motivating were a few of the words Space Camp graduates Lauren Baker and Ethan Calderone used to describe their experience recent experience at Space Camp. Ethan Calderone, a Palmdale Aerospace Academy 8th grade student, saw Space Camp as a great opportunity. I find aerospace and astroscience extremely interesting and fun; and…

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Integration lab to support C-5 software, hardware upgrades

Posted August 26, 2015 by Jenny Gordon

Air Force photograph by Tommie Horton The 402nd Software Maintenance Group has been tasked by the C-5 System Program Office with updating the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex C-5 System Integration Lab with installation of a new Core Mission Computer and Color Weather Radar. The tasking is in support of an effort by Lockheed Martin…

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SSL awarded DARPA contract to study on-orbit satellite assembly

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Space Systems/Loral announced Aug. 26 it was awarded a contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to study on-orbit robotic assembly of geostationary communications satellites. Called Dragonfly, the program is designed to enable larger and more powerful satellites that cannot be launched fully assembled, to be packaged in pieces within a standard launch…

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U.S. Army awards $6.7 billion JLTV contract to Oshkosh Corporation

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The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command has awarded Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, a $6.7 billion firm fixed price production contract to manufacture the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. The JLTV program fills a critical capability gap for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion…

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Raytheon to provide training services to U.S. Air Force

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The U.S. Air Force has named Raytheon as one of the prime contractors on the Training Systems Acquisition III contract. This allows Raytheon to bid on delivery orders on this multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a total ceiling value of $20.9 billion over 10 years. Under this Air Force Life Cycle Management Center…

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Raytheon air-to-air missile scores direct hit from U.S. Army ground launcher

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The U.S. Army and Raytheon successfully test fired an AIM-9X Block II missile from the Army’s ground-based Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-I (IFPC 2-I) Block 1 Multi-Mission Launcher. AIM-9X is traditionally fired from aircraft toward aerial targets and this test demonstrated that the latest AIM-9X can be used in both air-to-air combat and now,…

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Northrop Grumman delivers 150th KC-10 extender from depot to U.S. Air Force

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Northrop Grumman photograph A KC-10 Extender leaves Northrop Grumman’s depot in Lake Charles, La. Northrop Grumman recently delivered the 150th KC-10 Extender aircraft from a maintenance depot to the United States Air Force. The program’s depots are located in Lake Charles, La., and Greensboro, N.C. “The delivery of the 150th KC-10 depot aircraft contributes to…

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Indian university students take part in In C-130J Super Hercules roll-on/roll-off competition

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Teams from five leading Indian universities recently presented design concepts supporting the disaster relief operations in New Delhi, Inida, as part of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules Roll-On/Roll-Off University Design Challenge. Lockheed Martin launched the Indian University design challenge in November 2014. The company provided research grants for each university team to work with…

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