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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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Orbital ATK conducts test of Antares first stage

Posted  June 1, 2016

Orbital ATK announced May 31 it conducted a full-power “hot fire” test of the upgraded first stage propulsion system of its Antares medium-class rocket using new RD-181 main engines. The 30-second test took place at 5:30 p.m., EDT, May 31, 2016 at Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A. Initial indications are that the test…

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Lockheed Martin awarded contract for pilot survivability training

Posted  June 1, 2016

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a 5-year, single award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with a ceiling value of $424 million by the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center -- Weapons Division to support the Aircrew Electronic Warfare Tactical Training Range program in Ridgecrest, Calif.

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Defense

AF releases Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan

Posted  June 1, 2016

The Air Force released a flight plan directing development activity as a result of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond.

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News Briefs – June 1, 2016

Posted  June 1, 2016

LA war memorial covered up after graffiti vandalism A pair of Marines on leave from their base in California’s high desert answered the Memorial Day call May 29, bringing dozens of American flags to try to dress up a vandalized Vietnam War memorial until it can be repaired. The wall, adjacent to a Metropolitan Transportation…

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Headlines – June 1, 2016

Posted  June 1, 2016

News Two U.S. troops injured during ISIS attacks in Iraq, Syria – Two American troops were injured over the weekend in separate attacks by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a defense official said, marking the first time the U.S. military has publicly disclosed a casualty among troops deployed to Syria.     Business…

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