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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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NASA completes review of first SLS, Orion Deep Space exploration mission

NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.


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Business

U.S. Navy issues remaining funding for Freedom-variant LCS

Posted  November 30, 2015

The U.S. Navy has issued a Lockheed Martin-led industry team the balance of funding of $279 million for the construction of the future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23). The funding approved by Congress provides the financing required to maintain the cost and schedule of this critical national asset.  Congress provided $79 million in advanced procurement funding for…

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Defense

New facility shows path to future Army training

Posted  November 30, 2015

A team of soldiers and civilians is hammering plywood together and adding off-the-shelf electronics to demonstrate ideas for a new generation of Army training capabilities.

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Space

Aerojet Rocketdyne completes Centennial AJ60 solid rocket booster

Posted  November 30, 2015

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., announced Nov. 30 it has completed its 100th deliverable Solid Rocket Booster, AJ60, for United Launch Alliance in support of the Atlas V launch vehicle program. “This is a tremendous milestone – not just for Aerojet Rocketdyne but for our team of engineers and production personnel…

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Defense

Navy delivers first APKWS units to Jordan

Posted  November 30, 2015

Navy photograph A UH-1Y helicopter fires an Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System. The Navy and industry partner BAE Systems recently shipped 110 Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System units to Jordan for integration on its CASA CN-235 light gunship aircraft. Jordan is the first international partner to receive APKWS, a laser-guided rocket that can destroy targets…

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News

Headlines – November 25, 2015

Posted  November 25, 2015

News: Houston, you may have a problem – In the battle to create a reusable rocket, Jeff Bezos has just dealt Elon Musk’s SpaceX a magnificent and unexpected blow.     Business: U.S. approves $1.2 billion Global Hawk Sale to Japan – The U.S. Department of State has approved a potential sale of three Northrop…

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