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SpaceX launches experiments, ice cream to space station

A SpaceX capsule rocketed to the International Space Station Aug. 14, carrying tons of science research, plus ice cream.

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F-35As fly in weapons evaluation

Air Force photograph by Scott Wolff An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, drops a 2,000-pound GBU-31 bomb over the Utah Test and Training Range, Aug. 10. The F-35 flew Combat Hammer, an evaluation exercise which tests and validates the performance of crews, pilots, and their technology while deploying precision-guided munitions….

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RAAF chief completes first flight in AIR 5428 PC-21

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft.

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Five tips for photographing Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

The total solar eclipse crossing America on Aug. 21 will be the first eclipse to march from sea to shining sea in nearly 100 years.

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Innovative experiment brings AF senior leaders to Holloman

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, along with other distinguished visitors, observed a live-fly light attack aircraft experiment showcasing Air Force efforts for innovation Aug. 9, 2017, at Holloman AFB, N.M.


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CC-130J Super Hercules delivers IRB commitments for Canada

Posted  August 16, 2017

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the Aircraft Capability – Tactical (ACP-T) Acquisition Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) commitments valued at $1.4 billion associated with Canada’s purchase of 17 CC-130J Super Hercules aircraft in 2007.  Lockheed Martin completed its IRB commitments one year ahead of schedule and met all of its requirements within small and medium enterprises,…

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Dragon installed to station for month of cargo swaps

Posted  August 16, 2017

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 9:07 a.m., EDT, Aug. 16. The hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony module of the space station is scheduled to be opened as soon as later today. CRS-12 is scheduled to deliver more than 6,400 pounds…

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U.S. Navy, Raytheon deliver 4,000th Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile

Posted  August 16, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have delivered the 4,000th Tomahawk™ Block IV cruise missile to the fleet. The highly advanced missile can circle for hours, shift course instantly on command and strike with pinpoint accuracy. Launched from ships or submarines, the Tomahawk missile can fly into heavily defended airspace 1,000 miles away to conduct…

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U.S. Air Force combat rescue helo radar warning receiver completes technical readiness level demo

Posted  August 16, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph The Lockheed Martin AN/APR-52 Radar Warning Receiver, which is part of the Combat Rescue Helicopter HH-60W Tactical Mission System Defensive Systems Suite, will provide critical threat detection capability for personnel recovery operations for U.S. military services A critical component of Lockheed Martin’s Tactical Mission System for the U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue…

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RAAF chief completes first flight in AIR 5428 PC-21

Posted  August 16, 2017

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft.

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