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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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NASA completes review of first SLS, Orion Deep Space exploration mission

NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.


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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  May 4, 2016

Navy Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $1,271,800,000 not-to-exceed undefinitized modification to the previously awarded low-rate initial production Lot 11 advance acquisition contract N00019-16-C-0033 for aircraft added by the U.S. services in fiscal 2016 budget deliberations and by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016.  This modification…

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NASA to provide coverage of May 9 Mercury transit of sun

Posted  May 4, 2016

NASA is inviting viewers around the world to see a relatively rare celestial event, with coverage of the May 9 transit of the sun by the planet Mercury. Mercury passes between Earth and the sun only about 13 times a century, its last trek taking place in 2006. Due to its diminutive size, viewing this…

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UTC Aerospace Systems expands presence in Alabama

Posted  May 4, 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems is expanding its existing footprint in Foley, Ala., by adding a new manufacturing and nacelle assembly facility that is estimated to bring 260 new jobs to Baldwin County. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp, is one of Alabama’s largest aerospace manufacturers as measured by number of employees. The new…

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Navy SEAL killed in action in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

Posted  May 4, 2016

Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego, was killed in action in northern Iraq May 3. Keating died from injuries sustained in combat, during an attack by Islamic State forces on his team. Keating and elements of his team were responding to a local Peshmerga force’s request for support during…

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Defense

Air University wargamers battle to keep America’s lights on

Posted  May 4, 2016

Air Force graphic by William Blankenship Cyber experts from across the military, government agencies and private industry joined forces at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., April 27, 2016, to mitigate future cyberattacks within the U.S. The Air Force Cyber College’s two-day wargame brought the CIA, FBI, Goldman Sachs and others into participation. Security experts analyzed…

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