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Lockheed Martin completes 300th electro-optical targeting system for F-35

Lockheed Martin recently completed its 300th Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. 

SECAF Defense

SECAF outlines Air Force priorities during speech

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discussed the state of the Air Force during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.

CSAF Defense

Goldfein delivers Air Force update

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein provided an update to his three focus areas during his remarks at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017.

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Army to prioritize top equipment programs in service-wide review

Over the next several months, some 820 equipment programs -- including combat vehicles, aircraft, and even gear worn or carried by Soldiers -- are expected to be rank ordered by their importance to the Army's war fighting mission, as a way to determine if the Army is spending its limited resources in the best ways possible.

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Upgraded laser outguns threat in half the time

A Lockheed Martin prototype laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats.


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News Briefs – January 11, 2017

Posted  January 11, 2017

Air Force grants honorable discharge to 91-year-old gay vet A 91-year-old veteran who was dismissed from the U.S. Air Force as “undesirable” in 1948 because he is gay has had that discharge status changed to “honorable.” The move by the Air Force comes in response to a lawsuit filed in November by H. Edward Spires…

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Space

SMC’s ninth WGS satellite arrives in Florida for launch

Posted  January 11, 2017

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center-sponsored ninth Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft arrived today at Titusville-Cocoa Airport, Fla.

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Business

Electric Boat says it can meet Navy goal for adding subs

Posted  January 11, 2017

Submarine builder Electric Boat of Groton, Conn., would be able to meet the expectations of an ambitious U.S. Navy shipbuilding plan, given the time and resources, company president Jeffrey Geiger said Jan. 9. The Navy released a 355-ship proposal last month that calls for adding 47 ships, including 18 attack submarines. That’s five more ships…

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Defense

‘60 Minutes’ showcases work at China Lake

Posted  January 11, 2017

CBS News national security correspondent David Martin and a 10-person production crew spent six days filming test events and interviews at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake last October; the “60 Minutes” segment aired on Jan. 8.

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Space

Last look before lift-off: SBIRS GEO Flight 3 encapsulated for launch

Posted  January 11, 2017

The U.S. Air Force’s next Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, was encapsulated on Jan. 7 at Cape Canaveral, Fla., where it will launch on Jan. 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Encapsulation refers to the sealing of the satellite in a protective launch vehicle fairing—one…

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