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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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A different look at history

Those of you who are students of history and enjoy the subject are the ones who will carry it forward to future generations.

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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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Palmdale High School Solar Car team prepares for challenge

Posted  July 1, 2016

With only a few weeks left, The Solar “Falcon” race car team from Palmdale High School are busy preparing “Falcon 2.0” to compete in The Solar Car Challenge -- a race from For. Worth, Texas, to Minneapolis, Minn., July 17-23.

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Defense

Navy releases results of riverine command boat/Farsi Island investigation

Posted  July 1, 2016

Navy photograph by PO1 Nathan Laird Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, right, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Operations, Plans and Strategy) Vice Adm. John Aquilino discuss the results of an investigation into the seizure of two U.S. Navy riverine command boats (RCB) by Iranian forces and the subsequent detention of 10…

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‘Christmas in July’ event needs helping hand

Posted  July 1, 2016

“Christmas in July” is coming to The Hangar in Lancaster, Calif. Hosted by Grace Resources, the event aims to give toys to under privileged children. On July 13, the Jethawks will play the San Jose Giants with the game starting at 6:35 p.m. “Christmas in July” is an amazing event filled with baseball, face painting,…

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Technology

Electric motor test stand will help with future X-planes

Posted  July 1, 2016

Before the first electric propulsion X-planes fly, such as the X-57, researchers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research in California are using a unique test stand to understand the intricacies of how electric motor systems work.

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Defense

Engineers, technicians support KC-46 tanker testing on the ground

Posted  July 1, 2016

Air Force photograph by Chrisopher Ball Rafiq Viray, a model maker with the 412th Maintenance Squadron Instrumentation Division, threads mount holes in the base of the flight test engineer workstation scheduled to be used for KC-46 testing. The workstation was designed in modules for ease of construction, installation, and reconfiguration. Refueling developmental testing with the…

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