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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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Northrop Grumman delivers First G/ATOR production system to U.S. Marine Corps

Posted  May 10, 2017

Northrop Grumman delivered the first low rate initial production AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar system to the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Defense

Board finds lapse in maintenance procedures contaminated VC-25A oxygen system

Posted  May 10, 2017

Contractor mechanics failed to follow proper maintenance procedures leading to the contamination of the oxygen system on an Air Force VC-25A aircraft undergoing regular heavy maintenance, according to an Accident Investigation Board report compiled by Air Force Materiel Command. The contamination occurred in April 2016 while the plane was at Boeing’s Port San Antonio facility…

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VA adopts American Cancer Society mammogram screening guidelines

Posted  May 10, 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced May 9 it is adopting American Cancer Society breast cancer screening guidelines that give women a choice to begin screening at age 40. The guidelines also recommend starting yearly mammograms by age 45 and then every other year from age 55. The guidelines apply to women at average risk…

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U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School applications due June 16

Posted  May 10, 2017

Air Force photograph The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board is accepting applications from interested total force officers and civilians. Rated officers and acquisition engineers are highly encouraged to apply. Applications are due by June 16, 2017. Application packages for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by June…

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates autonomous systems that advance unmanned technology on land, air, sea

Posted  May 10, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin’s Squad Mission Support System (SMSS™) solves capability gaps by lightening the warfighter’s load, serving as a power management resource, and providing a versatile utility platform for various Mission Equipment Packages. Lockheed Martin showcased its innovations in autonomy for reporters May 9 at its Missiles and Fire Control facility in Grand…

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