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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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A different look at history

Those of you who are students of history and enjoy the subject are the ones who will carry it forward to future generations.

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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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Future USS Gerald R. Ford underway for acceptance trials

Posted  May 24, 2017

The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed Naval Station Norfolk for its second set of sea trials, known as acceptance trials (AT) May 24. Acceptance Trials demonstrate to the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) the ship’s ability to conduct operations at sea and that the ship is constructed in accordance with…

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Boeing, DARPA to design, build, test new experimental spaceplane

Posted  May 24, 2017

Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program.

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Northrop Grumman to modernize next-generation navigation systems

Posted  May 24, 2017

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.–Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for technology maturation and risk reduction in support of next-generation navigation systems. Under the $49 million contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Northrop Grumman will provide the preliminary hardware and software architecture design for the Embedded Global…

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Every day is Memorial Day for veterans at Vietnam Wall

Posted  May 24, 2017

There's hardly a day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that Patrick Pellerin doesn't see an emotional, often tearful veteran or family member looking up the name of a loved one on the wall.

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Boeing wins $58.6 million contract for missile interception technology

Posted  May 24, 2017

Boeing recently received a $58.6 million, 35-month contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to demonstrate its evolved Multi-Object Kill Vehicle technology, which increases interceptors’ ability to locate and destroy missiles headed toward the United States. The U.S. Department of Defense awarded this contract on May 12. “Our MOKV concept gives the Missile Defense Agency…

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