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USS Gerald R. Ford successfully sails into post-shakedown availability period

The Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), departed Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, July 15, 2018 to begin a post-shakedown availability (PSA) period at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

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RNLAF signs Boeing to Apache, Chinook services pact

Boeing and the Royal Netherlands Air Force signed a Combined Helicopter Support services agreement at the Royal International Air Tattoo July 14 that will provide maintenance, services and spare parts to the RNLAF’s fleet of AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.

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Boeing signs commitments for 40 high-capacity 737 MAX 8s, 53 MAX 8 airplanes

Boeing and four customers have signed commitments for a total of 93 737 MAX airplanes, including a carrier that has committed to 40 of the high-capacity version of the MAX 8 airplane.

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Austin, Texas, to be U.S. Army Futures Command location, says Army

Austin, Texas, will be the location for the new headquarters of U.S. Army Futures Command, Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper announced July 13 at a Pentagon press briefing.

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Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Spacecraft Begins Secondary Mission in Space

Northrop Grumman has announced that its Cygnus™ spacecraft, following a highly successful stay at the International Space Station, has departed from the station to begin the next phase of its mission.


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News Briefs – July 16, 2018

Posted  July 16, 2018

U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan; 2nd in 6 days One American service member was killed in combat in eastern Afghanistan on July 12, the U.S. military said. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Andrew Celiz, 32, of Summerville, S.C., died of wounds from enemy small arms fire. Celiz was based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah,…

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Austin, Texas, to be U.S. Army Futures Command location, says Army

Posted  July 16, 2018

Austin, Texas, will be the location for the new headquarters of U.S. Army Futures Command, Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper announced July 13 at a Pentagon press briefing.

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LCS 13 completes acceptance trials

Posted  July 16, 2018

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 13, the future USS Wichita, recently completed Acceptance Trials in the waters of Lake Michigan. LCS 13 is the seventh Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team, and is slated for delivery to the U.S. Navy later this summer. “LCS 13’s completion of Acceptance Trials means this…

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Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Spacecraft Begins Secondary Mission in Space

Posted  July 16, 2018

Northrop Grumman has announced that its Cygnus™ spacecraft, following a highly successful stay at the International Space Station, has departed from the station to begin the next phase of its mission.

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DARPA, Lockheed Martin demonstrate technologies to enable a connected war fighter network

Posted  July 16, 2018

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently performed a series of flight tests demonstrating how a system of systems approach enables seamless — and rapid — integration across air, space, land, sea and cyber in contested environments. The demonstrations held at the Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, Calif., were…

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