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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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A different look at history

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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Business

Raytheon, U.S. Army Apache PMO demonstrate feasibility of ground attack

Posted  June 27, 2017

Raytheon and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command, recently completed a successful flight test of a high energy laser system onboard an Apache AH-64 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The demonstration marks the first time that a fully integrated laser system successfully engaged and fired on…

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Technology

NASA completes milestone toward quieter supersonic X-plane

Posted  June 27, 2017

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design.

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Defense

Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty

Posted  June 27, 2017

Air National Guard photograph by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson Senior Airman Paul Cauge, a 274th Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controller, uses a laser rangefinder designator for a close air support training mission July 29, 2015, at Grayling Air Gunnery Range in Grayling, Mich., during Northern Strike 2015. The annual exercise involved hundreds…

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Final countdown to 2017 DOD Warrior Games

Posted  June 27, 2017

After two years of planning and preparation, the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will kick off in Chicago June 30 and run through July 8. Nearly 265 seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations Command, and international…

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Contract Briefs

Posted  June 27, 2017

Navy   Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., is being awarded a not-to-exceed Congressional cost cap of $584,200,000 fixed-price-incentive firm target contract for the construction of a littoral combat ship (LCS), to include associated cost-plus-fixed-fee LCS class services and related material, and firm-fixed-price integrated data environment support.  The contract also includes options for the construction of additional…

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