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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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Lockheed Martin upgrades flying intelligence testbed

Posted  March 13, 2017

Lockheed Martin's manned airborne testbed, the Airborne Multi-INT Lab (AML), has been enhanced to expedite its ability to deliver decision-quality intelligence.

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Defense

Pacific allies, partner nations to meet for first Pacific F-35 Symposium

Posted  March 13, 2017

The F-35 Lightning II will take center stage during the Pacific Air Forces’ inaugural F-35 Symposium next week at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

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Headlines – March 10, 2017

Posted  March 10, 2017

News Marines deploy to Syria with artillery – A contingent from the 11h Marine Expeditionary Unit has deployed within artillery range from the Islamic State group’s de facto capital of Raqqa, a military official told Marine Corps Times March 8.   U.S. House passes 2017 defense appropriations to uncertain prospects in Senate – The U.S….

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News Briefs – March 10, 2017

Posted  March 10, 2017

Romanian, U.S. troops train together in NATO support operation Romanian and American troops are staging joint exercises as part of a New York-based Army brigade’s nine-month deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which aims to reassure NATO’s European allies in light of Russia’s invasion in Ukraine. Troops flew three Black Hawk helicopters March 8…

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‘Mad scientists’ discuss emerging tech as Army releases strategy on robots

Posted  March 10, 2017

In the not too distant future, Army leaders believe, war will be far more complex, calling upon Soldiers to engage enemies in multiple domains simultaneously. A 30-page strategy, which was released Wednesday, outlines five objectives to guide the technology that will ensure those Soldiers can survive and succeed in such an environment.

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