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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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NASA’s lunar outpost will extend human presence in deep space

As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing new opportunities in lunar orbit to provide the foundation for human exploration deeper into the solar system.

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Rake fabricated at AEDC Model, Machine Shop to be used for flow calibration at NFAC

Posted  April 12, 2017

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend The rake hardware that will be used this summer in the Phase II Flow Calibration of the 40-by-80 foot test section at the AEDC National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at the Ames Research Facility, Calif., was fabricated at the AEDC Model and Machine Shop. The rake hardware that will be…

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U.S. Air Force authorizes extended service life for F-16

Posted  April 12, 2017

The U.S. Air Force authorized extending the service life of the Lockheed Martin F-16s designed service life to 12,000 Equivalent Flight Hours — far beyond the aircraft's original design service life of 8,000 hours.

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Overpumping reduces California’s groundwater storage

Posted  April 12, 2017

Decades of overpumping groundwater have irreversibly altered layers of clay beneath California’s Central Valley, permanently reducing the aquifer’s ability to store water, finds a new satellite remote sensing study by scientists at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.; and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The study, published online in the journal Water Resources Research, reveals…

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Headlines – April 10, 2017

Posted  April 10, 2017

News Korea crisis deepens; U.S. dispatches the Carl Vinson strike group to the region – The head of all U.S. forces in the Pacific canceled a planned carrier exercises and port visits in Australia and redirected the Carl Vinson carrier strike group to the waters off the Korean Peninsula as the U.S. weighs a series…

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News Briefs – April 10, 2017

Posted  April 10, 2017

U.S. soldier killed in action in Afghanistan The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed while conducting an operation against Islamic State militants in Afghanistan. In a tweet issued April 10, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan says the soldier was mortally wounded during an operation in Nangarhar Province. The soldier’s name…

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