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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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Airbus profits down; gearbox troubles in military plane

Posted  May 2, 2016

Airbus Group said April 28 it’s facing a “challenging year” after troubles surfaced with a gearbox on the A400M military transporter and export credit agencies suspended financing for the plane-maker. Despite a problematic first quarter, the company is maintaining its forecast for growth in plane orders and deliveries over 2016. The parent of European plane-maker…

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Lockheed Martin, Daewoo sign agreement to build multi-mission combat ships

Posted  May 2, 2016

Lockheed Martin and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering have signed a comprehensive teaming agreement to partner on the Multi-mission Combat Ship, which is based on a DSME hull design and intended for the corvette market.

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Retired general hoping to restore trust in Wounded Warrior

Posted  May 2, 2016

Retired Maj. Gen. Charles Fletcher’s military career brought him to Jacksonville to help manage a global network for moving military equipment to hot spots and bases. He’s back now on a new mission with a military angle, but his task is harder to quantify. The Wounded Warrior Project’s board picked Fletcher to step in as…

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Boeing 737 MAX makes first international journey for flight testing

Posted  May 2, 2016

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 has marked a key achievement after completing high altitude flight testing in La Paz, Bolivia. It’s the first international trip for the 737 MAX flight-test fleet. The airport’s 13,300-foot (4,050-meter) altitude tested the MAX’s capability to take off and land at high altitudes, which can affect overall airplane performance. “The…

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KC-135 crews support KC-46A testing missions

Posted  May 2, 2016

Navy photograph by PO1 Christopher Okula The KC-46A program’s first test aircraft, EMD-1, conducts tests of aircraft acceleration and vibration exposure while flying in receiver formation at various speeds and altitudes behind the KC-135 Stratotanker. ( Sixty-year-old KC-135 Stratotankers from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, recently supported the new KC-46A Pegasus testing and evaluation missions…

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