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Virgin Galactic reaches space for a second time

In its fifth supersonic rocket powered test flight, Virgin Galactic reached space for the second time today in the skies above Mojave, Calif. At 8:07 a.m., PST, WhiteKnightTwo, the aircraft that lifts VSS Unity high enough to fire its motor, took off from the Mojave Air and Space Port in Southern California.

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Northrop Grumman selected to continue F-35 program mission critical work

Northrop Grumman Australia, a fully owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, welcomes the announcement of the assignment of maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade work for the multinational F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program to the Australian defense industry.

Defense

Special Operations leaders testify before Senate on SOF global posture

Calling the breadth and capability of the U.S. Special Operations Forces "astonishing," the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict discussed the global posture of the nation's special operations enterprise during a hearing on Capitol Hill, Feb. 14, 2019.

Defense

Army fields new handgun system to military police

The U.S. Army began fielding M17 and M18 Modular Handgun Systems to the Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood ,Mo., in December to replace the force's aging Beretta M9, a weapon that has been in use since the mid-1980s and is quickly reaching its serviceability limits.

Defense

Hill AFB Airmen, F-35 a lethal combo at Red Flag

The 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron wrapped up flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II in an exponentially more challenging exercise Red Flag, 19-1 Feb. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.


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Defense

Special Operations leaders testify before Senate on SOF global posture

Posted  February 20, 2019

Calling the breadth and capability of the U.S. Special Operations Forces "astonishing," the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict discussed the global posture of the nation's special operations enterprise during a hearing on Capitol Hill, Feb. 14, 2019.

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Business

University of Central Florida opens doors to the Lockheed Martin Cyber Innovation Lab

Posted  February 20, 2019

Lockheed Martin and the University of Central Florida celebrated Feb. 15 the grand opening of a new Cyber Innovation Lab on UCF’s campus that will help meet the growing local and national need for cybersecurity talent. The lab’s opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting, a demonstration by UCF’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Club (Hack@UCF) and…

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Defense

USS Tulsa commissioned as Navy’s newest surface combatant

Posted  February 20, 2019

Navy photograph by PO1 Jacob I. Allison Guests listen during a welcoming speech for the commissioning ceremony of littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16). LCS-16 is the fifteenth littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the eighth of the Independence variant. It is the second Navy combat ship named after Tulsa, the second…

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Business

U.S. government approves release of Boeing EA-18G Growler to Finland

Posted  February 20, 2019

Courtesy photograph The U.S. Department of Defense has authorized the U.S. Navy and Boeing to offer the EA-18G Growler to Finland. Previously only the Royal Australian Air Force had been permitted to fly the Growler alongside the U.S. Navy. Boeing and the U.S. Navy have received U.S. Department of Defense approval to offer the EA-18G…

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Defense

Army fields new handgun system to military police

Posted  February 20, 2019

The U.S. Army began fielding M17 and M18 Modular Handgun Systems to the Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood ,Mo., in December to replace the force's aging Beretta M9, a weapon that has been in use since the mid-1980s and is quickly reaching its serviceability limits.

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