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LOCUST: Autonomous, swarming UAVs fly into the future

Posted April 17, 2015 by David Smalley

A new era in autonomy and unmanned systems for naval operations is on the horizon, as officials at the Office of Naval Research announced April 14 recent technology demonstrations of swarming unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — part of the Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology program.

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Veterans

WWII veteran reunites with former aircraft

Posted April 17, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Shelley Gregory

Reunions between old friends are typically full of joy, laughter and shared memories - especially when more than 50 years have passed between meetings.

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Headlines April 15, 2015

Posted April 15, 2015 by

News: Blackwater guards sentenced – A federal judge has sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and wounded 17 others. SpaceX launches cargo capsule, fails to nail rocket landing – SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station…

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F-35C conducts first detachment visit at NAS Lemoore

Posted April 15, 2015 by

Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., April 14.

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Business

Honoring Lockheed Martin’s heritage

Posted April 15, 2015 by by Linda KC Reynolds

“The Right Stuff” recently came together during Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Heritage Night, when four pilots--Rob “Skid” Rowe, Mark “Forger” Stucky, Gregory “Beast” Feest and James E. “JB” Brown III--shared some of their experiences of flying the worlds most sophisticated and iconic aircraft included the U-2, SR-71, F-117 and F-22.

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Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

Posted April 15, 2015 by

The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift, or FVL, research.

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Research for one-year space station mission among NASA cargo launched aboard SpaceX resupply flight

Posted April 15, 2015 by

NASA TV The series of images shows the journey the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from its launch at 4:10 p.m., EDT, April 14 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., to solar array deployment.   Research that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future…

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Second X-56A MUTT makes first flight

Posted April 15, 2015 by Pete Merlin

Researchers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., successfully conducted the agency’s first flight of the X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed April 9.

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Veterans

DOD to disinter USS Oklahoma unaccounted for service members

Posted April 15, 2015 by

The Department of Defense announced April 14 that the remains of up to 388 unaccounted for sailors and Marines, associated with the USS Oklahoma, will be exhumed later this year.

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Headlines April 13, 2015

Posted April 13, 2015 by

News: On Carter’s first Asia trip as Pentagon chief, calm prevails – The fact that Carter plans to return to Asia next month to attend an international security conference in Singapore and to visit India is evidence that he embraces President Barack Obama’s view that the region is increasingly important to U.S. long-term national security and…

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