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Headlines October 15, 2014

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Business: Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project – Lockheed Martin said Oct. 15 it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready for use in a decade. Pentagon announces contract agreement…

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Lockheed Martin pursuing compact nuclear fusion reactor concept

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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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Boeing delivers 18th P-8A Poseidon to U.S. Navy

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Boeing delivered the 18th P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy ahead of schedule Oct. 14, where it joined other Poseidon aircraft being used to train Navy crews.

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Scientific balloon launch highlights NASA exhibit at Balloon Fiesta

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A live television transmission of the launch of a high-altitude balloon carrying a NASA scientific payload Oct. 8 provided an extra perk for visitors to the NASA exhibit at the 43rd International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Lockheed Martin awarded $124.6 million THAAD contract

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The Missile Defense Agency recently awarded Lockheed Martin a $124.6 million fixed-price contract for the manufacture and delivery of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) ground components. The contract provides for the delivery of U.S. government THAAD launchers, support equipment, fire control and communication spares, and launcher spares. “THAAD provides the Warfighter with the requisite…

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F-35 performs at MCAS Miramar Airshow

Posted October 15, 2014 by John Battey

The F-35 made its first appearance at an air show in California as the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II performed a demo of its STOVL capabilities and was on static display during the 2014 Miramar Air Show.

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Lockheed Martin delivers geostationary lightning mapper instrument for weather satellite

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A Lockheed Martin team has delivered the first Geostationary Lightning Mapper instrument that will provide earlier alerts of developing severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings.

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NASA-pioneered Automatic Ground-Collision Avoidance System operational

Posted October 15, 2014 by c

A new NASA-developed Automatic Ground-Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS) that could significantly reduce the incidence of controlled flight into terrain aircraft accidents is currently being integrated into the flight control systems of the U.S. Air Force's fleet of F-16 fighter aircraft.

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The long road home: Lewis-McChord honors Vietnam veterans

Posted October 15, 2014 by Sgt. Cody Quinn

Capt. James Ferguson was returning home. He had flown halfway around the world, from Saigon to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., and was looking forward to being in the country he spent the last 365 days fighting for.

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Headlines October 13, 2014

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News: Turkey approves U.S. use of its bases to fight ISIS – 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 of Iraq and Syria militants, American defense officials said Oct. 12. Oil leak caused April Predator crash in…

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