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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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Officials: U.S. Missile Defense System outpaces threat

Posted  June 9, 2017

The defense system that protects the United States from ballistic missile attacks now outpaces the threat from adversaries out to 2020, and the Defense Department is advancing the capability to stay ahead of the threat into the future, defense officials said on Capitol Hill June 7.

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NASA selects three aeronautics teams to explore ‘ambitious’ ideas

Posted  June 9, 2017

NASA photograph by Andrew Carlsen Principal Investigator Natalia Alexandrov makes the pitch to a group of NASA aeronautics managers for her team’s study, ATTRACTOR, which will explore how to embed reliability into algorithms that are used over time to inform autonomous systems in aviation. Three teams of NASA researchers who have dreamed up potential solutions…

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Contract Briefs

Posted  June 9, 2017

U.S. Special Operations Command AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Md., is being awarded a multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a $475,000,000 maximum combined order ceiling for Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services at multiple locations worldwide. This multiple award contract supports competition at the task order level.  This award action includes both firm-fixed-price…

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The proving ground: Marine pilots put the F-35 through its paces

Posted  June 9, 2017

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Timothy R. Smithers An F-35B is prepped for a test flight at Pax River Integrated Test Force in Patuxent River, Md., May 24, 2017. The air station is the testing sight for the F-35’s capabilities. This site will be responsible for the overall design and improvements to the F-35 throughout…

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Headlines – June 8, 2017

Posted  June 8, 2017

News Russian fighter jet ‘dispatched’ to intercept U.S. heavy bomber over Baltic Sea – A Russian fighter jet intercepted a U.S. B-52 bomber over the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry told Russian media outlets June 6.   THAAD deployment faces delay due to new environment assessment – South Korea’s defense ministry began preparations for…

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