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Lockheed Martin completes assembly on Arabsat’s newest communications satellite

A new, high-capacity communications satellite that will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe is one step closer to launch.

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First Sikorsky combat rescue helicopter enters final assembly

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission.

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Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.

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Those of you who are students of history and enjoy the subject are the ones who will carry it forward to future generations.

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NASA’s lunar outpost will extend human presence in deep space

As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing new opportunities in lunar orbit to provide the foundation for human exploration deeper into the solar system.


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AV Ninety-Nines raise money during annual poker run

Posted  April 15, 2016

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Scott Liefeld taxies out in his home-built Pietenpol Air Camper and won third place in the Spot Landing competition during the Antelope Valley 99s 26th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Poker Run Flight. The Antelope Valley 99s chapter held its 26th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Poker Run Flight April 3 at…

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Marine Corps aircraft deploy to Turkey for Operation Inherent Resolve

Posted  April 15, 2016

EA-6B Prowler aircraft from Marine Corps Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4 have deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to support electronic attack requirements in Operation Inherent Resolve, the effort to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The deployment is planned to last through September, U.S. European Command officials said. The Prowler provides…

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U.S. Navy awards next generation jammer engineering, manufacturing development contract

Posted  April 15, 2016

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $1 billion sole source contract for Engineering and Manufacturing Development for Increment 1 of the Next Generation Jammer, the advanced electronic attack technology that combines high-powered, agile, beam-jamming techniques with cutting-edge, solid-state electronics. Raytheon will deliver 15 Engineering Development Model pods for mission systems testing and…

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What is the value of developmental test?

Posted  April 15, 2016

Imagine the frustration of having a brand new rotary launcher, capable of carrying 16,000 lbs of smart bombs, and you discover that the dropped bombs potentially would not arm or explode on impact?

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Community participates in annual Cyber Quest, STEM showcase at Millen school

Posted  April 15, 2016

Polished and showing their best, 22 schools participated in the Cyber Quest and STEM Showcase at the David G. Millen Intermediate School, where students from the Palmdale School District got to share their knowledge with parents and the community.

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