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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.


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Business

Lockheed Martin awarded contract for Phase 2 of the LRPF program

Posted  July 7, 2017

Lockheed Martin has received a $73.8 million contract from the U.S. Army for Phase 2 of the Long Range Precision Fires program. LRPF is the U.S. Army’s program envisioned to provide combatant commanders with next-generation, long-range precision fires with ranges up to 499 kilometers. The missile will be capable of striking time-sensitive and area targets…

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GAVEA hosts annual investor, ally meeting

Posted  July 7, 2017

The Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance held its annual Investor and Ally Meeting June 8 at the Mariah Country Inn in Mojave, Calif.

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Defense

Yesterday’s Air Force: RPAs

Posted  July 7, 2017

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the history of Remotely Piloted Aircraft. RPAs are not a new war-fighting technology, in fact their development goes back to the early 20th century. Roger Connor with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum takes us through their evolution. Yesterday’s Air Force is a history and heritage featurette…

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Lockheed Martin donates to Habitat for Heroes

Posted  July 7, 2017

Veterans are one step closer to moving into their new homes in Santa Clarita and soon a new neighborhood for veterans will be built in Palmdale, thanks to Habitat for Humanity and hundreds of volunteers, including Lockheed Martin employees.

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News

Headlines – July 5, 2017

Posted  July 5, 2017

News North Korea heralds ‘final step towards nuclear state able to strike anywhere’ – North Korea on July 4 said it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, catching military experts off-guard and ratcheting up pressure on its Asian neighbours to take a harder line against the hermit nation.     Business Blackbird set…

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