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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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NASA completes review of first SLS, Orion Deep Space exploration mission

NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.


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U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics $116 million for Virginia payload module development

Posted  July 6, 2016

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $116 million contract modification for the continued development of the Virginia Payload Module. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The VPM will comprise four large-diameter payload tubes in a new hull section to be inserted in Virginia-class submarines, boosting strike capacity by 230…

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Northrop Grumman team receives DOD Nunn-Perry Award

Posted  July 6, 2016

Northrop Grumman has received the Nunn-Perry Award from the Department of Defense for outstanding achievement in the Mentor-Protégé Program. The award was given to the team of Northrop Grumman and Davidson Technologies Inc., a woman-owned small business providing engineering, technical and management solutions for defense, aerospace and commercial customers. The mentor-protégé agreement was signed under…

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Hello Jupiter: Lockheed Martin-built Juno spacecraft placed into orbit

Posted  July 6, 2016

After a five-year, 1.76-billion-mile journey, NASA’s Juno spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, was placed into a large, elliptical polar orbit around Jupiter July 4.

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First U.S. Air Force F-35A takes overseas flight to England

Posted  July 6, 2016

The Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team accomplished America’s first transatlantic flight in an F-35A Lightning II, with refueling support from a KC-10 Extender, when it touched down at RAF Fairfield, England, June 30, 2016. This historic flight, which brought the team to England from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., was a first for not…

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Knight forecasts aerospace future, awards medals

Posted  July 6, 2016

The Antelope Valley congressman who sits on both the House Armed Services and Aerospace committees forecasts that like a future with driverless cars, the day will come in this century when air travel for commercial travel is performed by pilotless aircraft.

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