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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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University research teams to study potential aeronautical innovations

Posted  April 7, 2017

NASA photograph NASA has selected five university-led teams for potential awards that will have them spend up to five years exploring novel ideas for improving aviation, including wireless networks, aircraft structures, information systems, advanced design methods and electric propulsion. Imagine an aircraft structure that can change its shape in flight to reduce the sonic boom…

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‘The Eyes of Freedom’ pays tribute to all who serve

Posted  April 7, 2017

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Sean Flaharty, historian and logistics director of the Eyes of Freedom and gallery director Marine veteran Mark Strahle, stand before a painting of solders from Lima Company 3/25. The reserve unit, mostly from Ohio, lost 23 members between May and August 2005 in Iraq. The Antelope Valley College hosted “The…

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U.S. Marine Corps receives approval for CH-53K King Stallion production

Posted  April 7, 2017

Marine Corps photograph The CH-53K King Stallion returns to the Sikorsky Development Flight Test Center after completing its first gun-fire testing on March 22, 2017. The Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) approved the Navy’s request for the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter program…

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Out of the Black — F-117A test pilots share experiences

Posted  April 7, 2017

Once silent, the test pilots who flew the fabled F-117A Nighthawk “stealth fighter” are now free to share their stories with the public. Several of them did so at the recent Los Angeles County Air Show at William J. Fox Field in Lancaster, Calif., March 24 and 25.

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NASA invests in 22 visionary exploration concepts

Posted  April 7, 2017

NASA is preparing for a future that could include soft robotic spacecraft with flexible surfaces that can anchor to an asteroid, and an artificial gravity device for long-duration, deep space missions, along with other technologies that so far has been limited to the realm of science fiction. The agency is investing in 22 early-stage technology…

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