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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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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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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  June 28, 2017

U.S. Special Operations Command   Arcturus UAV, Rohnert Park, Calif., is being awarded one of three indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts for a maximum of $475,000,000 for Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS III) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services at multiple locations worldwide. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $150,000 are being obligated at time…

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Around the Air Force: June 26

Posted  June 28, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the historic 6thWeapons Squadron is reactivated, Saber Strike 2017 wraps up and tuition assistance is available for civil service PHD candidates.

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Headlines – June 27, 2017

Posted  June 27, 2017

News House poised to add billions to Trump’s military budget – The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says it’s not President Donald Trump’s fault his defense budget proposal is billions below what the military needs.   Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets – Western technology companies,…

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News Briefs – June 27, 2017

Posted  June 27, 2017

Offutt Air Force Base planes damaged by June 16 tornado Officials at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha, Nev., say a tornado that tore through the base recently damaged 10 military planes –including two of the Pentagon’s four “doomsday” planes. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the tornado June 16 knocked out two of the…

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Laser weapons bring sharp advantages to the battlefield

Posted  June 27, 2017

The Army and Navy are increasingly incorporating laser weapons on a limited number of platforms and training exercises, according to Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia.

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