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Lockheed Martin F-35s surpass 100,000 flight hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft fleet recently exceeded 100,000 flight hours while the F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are completing the remaining requirements in the program's System Development and Demonstration phase.  

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U.S. Air Force bombers integrate with Royal Australian Air Force JTACS

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted two separate integration training missions with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers as part of Exercise Talisman Saber 17 at Shoalwater Field Training Area, Australia, July 17 and 19, 2017.

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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.


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Raytheon, U.S. Air Force complete test milestone for next-generation GPS controls

Posted  October 12, 2016

Raytheon has reached another milestone in its development of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX. This new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability, accuracy and security. OCX’s development is delivered in…

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Atlantic storm system delays NASA resupply launch to ISS

Posted  October 12, 2016

NASA photograph Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft arrived on Oct. 2, 2016 at the Horizontal Integration Facility at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia for mating with the Antares rocket. Cygnus is scheduled to launch on the Antares rocket at 8:03 p.m., EDT, Oct. 16, 2016, carrying about 5,100 pounds of cargo to the International Space…

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Flexible batteries: Evolving energy for the ‘new’ reality

Posted  October 12, 2016

It’s a $7 million research industry today, expected to be worth $400 million by 2025. For researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, the “energy” spent in this research area is worth much more. By using highly conductive, flexible carbon nanotube mats, scientists here have developed a new type of flexible…

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Thunderbolts participate in San Diego veteran’s sports clinic

Posted  October 12, 2016

Airmen from Luke Air Force Base assisted with the 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 19 through 23.

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Boeing, China Southern Airlines finalize order for 12 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted  October 12, 2016

Boeing and China Southern Airlines Oct. 12 finalized an order of 12 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.2 billion at current list prices. The new order strengthens China Southern’s expanding long-haul fleet. “The 787 Dreamliners have helped us to achieve initial success in implementing our internationalization strategy in the past few years and enabled us to…

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