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Air Force selects UTC Aerospace Systems DB-110 for multi-nation foreign military sales acquisition

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., announced Feb. 21 that it has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an initial ceiling of $22.9 million from the U.S. Air Force for the DB-110 Airborne Reconnaissance System.

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NASA wants ideas from university teams for future human space missions

Teams at U.S. colleges and universities have an opportunity to potentially help NASA with innovative design ideas to meet the challenges of space exploration.

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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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Defense

U.S. Navy accepts delivery of future USS Zumwalt

Posted  May 20, 2016

The Navy accepted delivery of future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy's next-generation of multimission surface combatants, May 20.

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Business

Vector Space Systems completes successful test of second stage engine

Posted  May 20, 2016

Vector Space Systems, a Micro Satellite space platform enterprise comprised of new-space industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas and Sea Launch, announced May 19 the successful test of its second stage engine, a major milestone in advance of the company’s first sub-orbital test flight as Vector Space Systems this summer. The test, which…

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Space

Hypersonic test flight a success in Aussie Outback

Posted  May 20, 2016

A successful test flight of an experimental rocket has further cemented South Australia’s place in the international space industry. Launched from the Woomera Test Range in the heart of the South Australian outback, the rocket reached an apogee of 278 kilometers, achieving the targeted speed of Mach 7.5 (seven and a half times the speed…

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Local

Civ-Mil holds Spring Mixer

Posted  May 20, 2016

Civ-Mil held its Spring Mixer at Domingo’s Mexican Restaurant with 90 people in attendance, filling every seat in the house and then some.

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Technology

X-56A ground vibration testing

Posted  May 20, 2016

Researchers at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center conducted ground vibration testing on the X-56A flex wing, at the center’s Flight Loads Laboratory. Data collected from the impact testing includes Fiber Optic Sensing System information, photogrammetry, flight accelerometers and ground vibration accelerometers. The testing is important for studying wing characteristics before integration with the fuselage. The…

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