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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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VA REACH VET initiative helps save veterans lives

Posted  April 7, 2017

Program signals when more help is needed for at-risk vets Suicide prevention is one of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ highest priorities. As part of VA’s commitment to put resources, services and all technology available to reduce veteran suicide, VA has launched an innovative program called Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health – Veterans Enhanced…

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Boeing forms new innovation cell; Invests in tech companies Upskill, Zunum Aero

Posted  April 7, 2017

Boeing recently announced  investments in two early-stage technology companies through the ventures arm of a new group called Boeing HorizonX, an innovation cell focused on accelerating potentially transformative aerospace technologies, manufacturing innovations and emerging business models. Boeing HorizonX has made a venture investment in Washington, D.C.,-based Upskill, a provider of enterprise software for augmented reality…

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Air Force: Pilot ejects safely before F-16 crashes near DC

Posted  April 7, 2017

CLINTON, Md.–A fighter jet pilot on a training mission ejected safely before the aircraft crashed April 5 in a wooded area in a Washington suburb. Witnesses reported the sound of live ammunition. The District of Columbia Air National Guard F-16C went down about 200 yards behind a small subdivision of two-story brick homes in the…

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LA County Air Show entertains thousands

Posted  April 7, 2017

“Red, White and Boom!” delivered as promised as thousands enjoyed the 4th annual Los Angeles County Air Show at the Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif., March 25-26.

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Trump orders missile attack in retaliation for Syrian chemical strikes

Posted  April 7, 2017

The United States fired Tomahawk missiles into Syria April 6 in retaliation for the regime of Bashar Assad using nerve agents to attack his own people.  President Donald J. Trump ordered the attack on Al-Shayrat Air Base, the base from which the chemical attack on Syria’s Idlib province was launched. The missiles were launched from…

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