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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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Mattis says DOD needs years to correct effects of sequestration

Posted  June 14, 2017

Even if Congress acts now to rid the Defense Department of looming sequestration spending cuts, it will take years of stable and higher budgets for DOD to dig out of the readiness hole, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee June 13. The secretary discussed the President’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget…

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Boeing streamlining defense, space unit to boost competitiveness

Posted  June 14, 2017

Boeing is taking the next step in making its Defense, Space & Security unit more globally competitive by eliminating a layer of executive oversight. “We need to be an agile organization that is more responsive to customers’ needs and committed to continually improving productivity,” said Defense, Space & Security President and CEO Leanne Caret. “We…

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Grandson of Enola Gay pilot flies refurbished B-29

Posted  June 14, 2017

Wichita’s beloved B-29 Superfortress, Doc, took to the skies yet again June 9, 2017, from McConnell Air Force Base, this time with an added aspect of historical significance and Air Force heritage.

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Air Force realigns Grand Forks AFB under ACC

Posted  June 14, 2017

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command commanders have agreed to the realignment of the 319th Air Base Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., to ACC effective June 13, 2017. The move will align Grand Forks AFB, which hosts active duty RQ-4 Global Hawk operations, under the major command that…

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New window improves view of science on orbiting lab

Posted  June 14, 2017

NASA photograph The engineering model of the Microgravity Science Glovebox at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, which manages the facility, with the front window removed, showing the space and access available inside. One of the busiest work stations on the International Space Station got a major upgrade recently, and it already has saved dozens of…

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