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Air Force selects UTC Aerospace Systems DB-110 for multi-nation foreign military sales acquisition

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., announced Feb. 21 that it has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an initial ceiling of $22.9 million from the U.S. Air Force for the DB-110 Airborne Reconnaissance System.

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NASA wants ideas from university teams for future human space missions

Teams at U.S. colleges and universities have an opportunity to potentially help NASA with innovative design ideas to meet the challenges of space exploration.

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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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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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Astro Aerospace delivers mission critical capability for NASA’s Webb Telescope

Posted  June 27, 2017

Northrop Grumman reached another major milestone for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, with the delivery of the mid-boom assemblies. The graphite-epoxy assemblies were designed, built, and tested by Astro Aerospace, a Northrop Grumman business.

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Thunderbird aircraft mishap at air show

Posted  June 27, 2017

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds were conducting a single-ship familiarization flight on June 23, 2017. Upon landing there was a mishap at the Dayton International Airport with an F-16D Fighting Falcon at approximately 12:20 p.m. The plane sustained damage and the pilot and his passenger, a tactical aircraft maintainer, were taken to a local…

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