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Lockheed Martin F-35s surpass 100,000 flight hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft fleet recently exceeded 100,000 flight hours while the F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are completing the remaining requirements in the program's System Development and Demonstration phase.  

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U.S. Air Force bombers integrate with Royal Australian Air Force JTACS

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted two separate integration training missions with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers as part of Exercise Talisman Saber 17 at Shoalwater Field Training Area, Australia, July 17 and 19, 2017.

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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Veteran finds fulfillment with custom-built truck

Posted  December 14, 2016

Courtesy photograph Jason Velez poses next to his custom built Dodge Ram 2500. Velez, a retired Airman, who served multiple tours in Iraq, rebuilt the truck to resemble a vehicle halfway between a personal vehicle and tactical military vehicle. Velez hopes the hybrid vehicle will help other veterans transition from military to civilian life. After…

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Headlines – December 12, 2016

Posted  December 12, 2016

News Government shutdown averted with spending through April – President Obama signed a temporary spending bill that keeps the government open and funded through April 28 and includes the Pentagon’s highest procurement priorities.   Trump transition team reviewing military rules of engagement – President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team at the Pentagon is looking into loosening…

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News Briefs – December 12, 2016

Posted  December 12, 2016

Body of U.S. Marine Corps pilot found after crash off Japan A U.S Marine Corps pilot who died after his jet fighter crashed off Japan was identified Dec. 9 as Capt. James E. Frederick of Corpus Christi, Texas. Frederick, 32, ejected from his F/A-18 during training the evening if Dec. 7 about 120 miles (190…

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Lockheed Martin, U.S. Air Force move forward with upgrade to contingency GPS III operations

Posted  December 12, 2016

The U.S. Air Force approved Lockheed Martin's design to upgrade the current GPS satellite ground control system with new capabilities that will enable it to operate more powerful and accurate GPS III satellites.

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Boeing, Iran Air announce agreement for 80 airplanes

Posted  December 12, 2016

Boeing and Iran Air announced an agreement Dec. 11 for 80 aircraft that includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s, valued at $16.6 billion at list prices. Based on its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Iran Air announced in June, the contract was reached within the terms of the U.S. Government license…

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