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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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News Briefs – July 6, 2016

Posted  July 6, 2016

MQ-9 crashes in northern Syria An MQ-9 Reaper crashed in northern Syria July 5. The aircraft was flying a combat mission when positive control of the aircraft was lost. The remotely piloted aircraft crash was not due to enemy fire. There are no reports of civilian injuries or damage to civilian property at the crash…

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Headlines – July 6, 2016

Posted  July 6, 2016

News NATO summit set to approve Afghanistan mission for another year – The Western military alliance is set this week to commit to extend its support of government forces in Afghanistan, where Taliban insurgents have made significant gains since international combat forces withdrew 18 months ago.   Congress’ shrinking calendar suggests omnibus, CR ahead –…

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Contract Briefs

Posted  July 8, 2016

Navy   Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $93,862,479 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0008) for procurement of diminishing manufacturing sources electronic components.  The modification will support aircraft production through Lot 14 for U.S. facilities, and Lot 15 for international facilities for the F-35 Lightning…

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Lockheed Martin awarded $344 million FAA contract to improve airport terminal, runway efficiency

Posted  July 8, 2016

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $344-million contract by the Federal Aviation Administration to develop and deploy the Terminal Flight Data Manager system. This key NextGen system will provide electronic flight strips as well as improved surface management tools that will allow streamlined operations in the air traffic control towers for busy airports. The TFDM…

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Soldiers, Korean veterans pay respect to fallen brothers in arms

Posted  July 8, 2016

"They just kept us in a ravine in the daytime. Then at night they'd move us across country. On Aug. 17, about the middle of the afternoon they motioned for us to get up again, that they was going to move us out again. That's when it happened. "

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