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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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Raytheon developing cross domain communication and engagement network for U.S. Navy

Posted  March 15, 2017

The U.S. Office of Naval Research recently awarded Raytheon an $11.8 million contract to develop networking technologies enabling greater sensor interconnectivity and enhancing integrated fires capabilities for Naval operations. Communications and Interoperability for Integrated Fires, or CIIF, will advance situational awareness for force-wide integrated air and missile defense. New and existing ships, planes, UAVs and…

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SoCal Aerospace Days slated for March 20-24

Posted  March 15, 2017

The Southern California Aerospace Council has launched the inaugural “Southern California Aerospace Days” meant to highlight the aerospace and defense industry’s vital economic impact on our regional economy. Throughout the week, the SCAC and its partners will feature networking receptions, elected official meet and greets, open houses, a startup “pitch” event, and resolutions by local…

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Headlines – March 13, 2017

Posted  March 13, 2017

News Prosecuting Marines over nude photo scandal could be difficult – Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller March 10 promised action against any service member involved in the social media nude photo sharing scandal, but just what punishment these troops could face remains unclear.     Business L3 unveils new sensor system – L3 has…

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News Briefs – March 13, 2017

Posted  March 13, 2017

U.S. commander signals larger, longer U.S. presence in Syria The top U.S. commander in the Middle East is signaling that there will be a larger and longer American military presence in Syria to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State group and quell friction within the complicated mix of warring factions there. Gen. Joseph Votel,…

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F-35 SLLP modifications completed

Posted  March 13, 2017

Men and women of the 570th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utha, completed the last F-35 aircraft scheduled to receive a forward wing root rib modification under the Group 1 Structural Life Limiting Parts (SLLP) program.

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