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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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Pilots begin flights in new F-35 Lightning II simulator in preparation for trials on carrier

Posted  March 29, 2017

A world-leading flight engineering simulator created by BAE Systems is ready to be “flown” by F-35 Lightning II pilots for the first time as they prepare for flight trials on the United Kingdom’s new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier next year.

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NASA announces upcoming ISS crew assignments

Posted  March 29, 2017

Five NASA astronauts have been assigned to upcoming spaceflights. Joe Acaba, Ricky Arnold, Nick Hague, Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Shannon Walker all have begun training for missions launching later this year and throughout 2018. NASA astronaut Joe Acaba Acaba will be the first to launch, assigned to the Expedition 53 and 54 crews that already include…

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Business

Lockheed, Northrop complete initial integration for U.S. Army’s Modular Active Protection System

Posted  March 29, 2017

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center recently completed initial integration for the U.S. Army’s Modular Active Protection System soft-kill demonstrator. Under TARDEC soft-kill demonstrator contracts awarded in 2015, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman worked together to prove the functionality of an open-architecture solution for MAPS. Using…

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Defense

AFRL lighting the way for military aircrews

Posted  March 29, 2017

Air Force photograph by Holly Jordan New portable temporary landing zone lighting, designed by Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate junior force researchers, offers a portable, reliable and more fully-featured solution to aging legacy portable lighting systems. Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RX) junior force researchers resolved an issue of…

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Lancaster VA Clinic host open house for veterans

Posted  March 29, 2017

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is hosting an Open House for Veterans at the Lancaster Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 340 E. Ave I Suite 108, Lancaster, CA 93535 on April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Veterans and family members can receive information about VA specialty programs, local job opportunities and healthcare enrollment….

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