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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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Business

Space telescope reaches major milestone in path to launch

Posted  May 25, 2016

Northrop Grumman's delivery of the fully integrated Optical Telescope Element for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope marks another major milestone toward the October 2018 launch of the largest telescope ever built for space.

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Defense

Barksdale unit first to train with latest B-52 upgrade

Posted  May 25, 2016

In a world of military budget constraints and tough acquisition choices, boosting the efficiency of current assets is a no-brainer.

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Veterans

Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo

Posted  May 25, 2016

The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China’s growing influence in the region. Fellow Vietnam veteran Ned Foote said Americans long ago forgave Germany and Japan for World War II, so there’s no reason not to do the same with Vietnam….

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Defense

Carter: Maintaining military superiority requires work, funding, technology, people

Posted  May 25, 2016

DOD photograph by Stephanie Dreyer Defense Secretary Ash Carter addresses service members at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., May 24, 2016. Carter commended them for their work and asked them to help in attracting and retaining their successors. Protecting the nation and much of the world is a U.S. duty because of…

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News Briefs – May 25, 2016

Posted  May 25, 2016

U.S. says flight over Sea of Japan was safe, lawful The U.S. says an Air Force reconnaissance flight over the Sea of Japan that triggered a Russian protest was conducted safely and according to international law. Russia’s Defense Ministry protested the May 22 flight by the U.S. RC-135, saying it jeopardized air safety. The ministry…

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