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News Briefs October 15, 2014

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Navy stops search for missing island worker The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard have suspended the search for a civilian employee working on the military’s San Clemente Island off Southern California. The Navy said Oct. 14 that U.S. Navy and Coast Guard helicopters, two Coast Guard cutters and Los Angeles County rescue crews combed the…

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Qatar becomes 8th international customer for Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 missile

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The government of Qatar has selected Lockheed Martinís PAC-3 Missile, becoming the newest international customer for the program. The initial contract is for missile and command launch system production. The PAC-3 Missile will provide the Qatar Air Force with proven, reliable performance with unmatched hit-to-kill lethality,î said Scott Arnold, vice president of PAC-3 programs at…

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Lockheed Martin pursuing compact nuclear fusion reactor concept

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlYClniDFkM&feature=player_embedded PALMDALE, Calif. The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works team is working on a new compact fusion reactor that can be developed and deployed in as little as ten years. Currently, there are several patents pending that cover their approach. While fusion itself is not new, the Skunk Works has built on more than 60 years…

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Preparing for Antarctic flights in California desert

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NASA photograph by John Sonntag The constellation Ursa Major looms over a GPS-equipped survey vehicle and a ground station to its left at El Mirage Dry Lake. By comparing elevation readings from both GPS sources, researchers can build an elevation map to precisely calibrate the laser altimeter for ice thickness measurements. At first glance, a…

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Northrop Grumman awarded Lockheed Martin contract for SBIRS GEO-5, GEO-6 satellite payloads

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Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $422 million contract from Lockheed Martin to produce sensor payloads on the fifth and sixth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellites, known as GEO-5 and GEO-6. The U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS provides the nation with continuous early warning of ballistic missile launches and other tactical intelligence. “Northrop…

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Wreaths Across America again coming to Lancaster

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Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds With help from Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery and the local community our goal is to provide 800 wreaths to adorn every veteran’s grave and every Gold Star mother and father’s grave at Lancaster Cemetery. The Lancaster Cemetery District Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery have…

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VMX-22 gets hands on with F-35 Lightning II

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Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Owen Kimbrel An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Operational and Test Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22 prepares to touch down aboard Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 9. This is the squadronís first F-35 Lightning II. Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Owen Kimbrel A F-35B Lightning II with Marine Operational and…

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Boeing delivers maritime signals intelligence system ahead of schedule

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Boeing has delivered the first system in the U.S. Navyís latest order of the Shipís Signal Exploitation Equipment Increment F program ahead of schedule.’ This early delivery gives the Navy time for additional testing that supports future integration of new system features and software releases. Boeing anticipates delivering all systems in the current order on…

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News Briefs October 13, 2014

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U.S. says Turkey OKs use of bases against militants American defense officials say Turkey will let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, The Obama administration has pressed Turkey for a larger role against…

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High definition Lockheed Martin sensor focuses on flexibility

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Lockheed Martin has developed a new high definition 15-inch sensor system called INFIRNO. The sensor systemís modular components can be removed and replaced in the field to meet changing mission requirements and reduce operation and maintenance costs. INFIRNO is a turret-mounted system with high performing optical sensors that enable users to identify, track and engage…

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