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Air Force selects UTC Aerospace Systems DB-110 for multi-nation foreign military sales acquisition

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., announced Feb. 21 that it has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an initial ceiling of $22.9 million from the U.S. Air Force for the DB-110 Airborne Reconnaissance System.

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NASA wants ideas from university teams for future human space missions

Teams at U.S. colleges and universities have an opportunity to potentially help NASA with innovative design ideas to meet the challenges of space exploration.

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Lockheed Martin completes assembly on Arabsat’s newest communications satellite

A new, high-capacity communications satellite that will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe is one step closer to launch.

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First Sikorsky combat rescue helicopter enters final assembly

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission.

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Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.


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Business

General Dynamics awarded contract for Navy’s fifth expeditionary mobile base

Posted  June 3, 2016

General Dynamics NASSCO, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, was awarded a $106 million contract by the U.S. Navy to procure long lead time material and engineering support for the Expeditionary Mobile Base 5 (ESB-5), formerly known as the Mobile Landing Platform Afloat Forward Staging Base program. In 2011, the Navy awarded NASSCO with a contract…

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Local

Forum offers resources for female vets

Posted  June 3, 2016

State Senator Sharon Runner and Congressman Steve Knight joined forces to host a Women Veteran’s Forum May 21 at the Lancaster Public Library. Assemblyman Tom Lackey joined representatives from Runner and Knight’s field offices in introducing local and Los Angeles-based veterans service providers to those in attendance.

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Defense

Soldiers, airmen synchronize capabilities

Posted  June 3, 2016

Soldiers and Airmen came together to build confidence and proficiency during Hustler Trough III by engaging targets with integrated and synchronized mortars, artillery, infantry and joint fire.

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Veterans

Air Force announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

Posted  June 3, 2016

The Air Force announced June 3 the name of a service member who has been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster II that was lost Nov. 22, 1952. A1C Delroy Cody has been recovered and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. The C-124 aircraft crashed while en route to Elmendorf Air…

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Local

Mojave honors fallen

Posted  June 3, 2016

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Gold Star Mom Hilaria Hannon, receives a bouquet of flowers from family friend Tony Barragan during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Mojave Cemetery. Hannon’s son, Marine Pfc. Fernando Hannon, 19, was killed in an explosion in Al Anbar Province in Iraq in 2004 while serving as a rifleman with the 1st…

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