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Celebrating STEM achievements — First, Fastest, Farthest

The Los Angeles County Air Show is delighted to provide an exhibition for anyone interested in aerospace and the STEM fields, as well as to offer scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in this area. What’s so cool about this STEM Exhibit?

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New Lockheed Martin readiness contract strengthens sustainment industry

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a seven-year, $3.53 billion contract to globally sustain more than 300,000 fielded Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations, including live-fire ranges and instrumentation systems.

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Boeing 737 MAX 7 completes successful first flight

The airplane remains on schedule and now begins a comprehensive flight test program leading to certification and delivery in 2019.

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NASA Armstrong successfully flies new subscale aircraft

The Subscale Research Lab at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California recently introduced a not-so-small MicroCub, a 60-percent-scale super cub modified by Armstrong to support engineering campaigns focused on the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System.

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National Defense Strategy drives Air Force budget

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations about the Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget in Washington, D.C., March 14, 2018.

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No. 2 spender China to boost defense spending in 2018

Posted  March 7, 2018

China’s defense budget will rise 8.1 percent to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion) this year as the country prepares to launch its second aircraft carrier, integrate stealth fighters into its air force and field an array of advanced missiles able to attack air and sea targets at vast distances. The figure released in a report…

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Interceptor test proves Lockheed Martin’s Hit-to-Kill PAC-3 fielded reliability

Posted  March 7, 2018

Two Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative interceptors successfully intercepted two tactical ballistic missile targets recently in a test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in Vietnam for historic visit

Posted  March 7, 2018

Navy photograph by PO3 Devin M. Monroe The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam for a scheduled port visit. The Carl Vinson Strike Group is in the western Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam, for a…

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NASA team outfits Orion for abort test with lean approach

Posted  March 7, 2018

With the arrival of the Orion crew module to be used in the Ascent Abort-2 test at Johnson Space Center in Houston, the team is already at work with a lean, iterative development approach to minimize cost and ensure the flight test stays on schedule.

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Eight U.S. allies watch newest Patriot upgrade in live fire test

Posted  March 7, 2018

Delegations from eight countries recently watched a live fire test of the newest suite of upgrades to Raytheon’s Patriot™ Air and Missile Defense System at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. U.S. Army soldiers conducted the test using Post Deployment Build 8, or PDB-8, to fire two Patriot interceptor missiles against two tactical ballistic missile targets….

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