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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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Boeing celebrates groundbreaking for 777X composite wing center

Boeing Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10.

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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.


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Army updates ‘eyes’ of Apache helicopters

Posted  June 21, 2013

Artist rendering courtesy of Lockheed Martin This artist rendering shows the Modernized Dayside Sensor Assembly installed on an AH-64E Apache. The Army is incorporating a new sensor capability into its Apache helicopters. The Apache Sensors Product Office has accepted delivery of the new Modernized Day Sensor Assembly Laser Rangefinder Designator, or LRFD, the first component…

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Joint Light Tactical Vehicle ‘closes capability gap,’ Army says

Posted  June 21, 2013

While the Humvee has served the Army well for some 25 years, there's a "capability gap" in what it can do for warfighters on a 21st-century battlefield, said the Soldier responsible for overseeing its replacement.

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Canada makes first call on AEHF; First partner nation to connect terminals to protected communication satellite

Posted  June 21, 2013

Canada recently became the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency international partner to communicate using the Lockheed Martin-produced satellite system. The U.S. Air Force has been allowing select groups to use AEHF for testing as it fields the system, but this expansion means more users beyond the U.S. could soon have more frequent access. A U.S.-Canada…

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NASA’s Space Launch System program kicks off preliminary design review

Posted  June 21, 2013

NASA is beginning a preliminary design review for its Space Launch System. This major program assessment will allow development of the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket to move from concept to initial design. The preliminary design review process includes meticulous, detailed analyses of the entire launch vehicle. Representatives from NASA, its contractor partners and experts from…

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ROKAF’s first C-130J reveals new paint scheme

Posted  June 21, 2013

The Republic of Korea Air Force’s first C-130J Super Hercules recently debuted its official tri-color camouflage paint scheme at the Lockheed Martin production facility in Marietta, Ga., June 20. This C-130J (Lockheed Martin aircraft number 5730) now begins its test flight phase and is scheduled for a 2014 delivery. The ROKAF is a legacy C-130…

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Labor Department Website features women vets issues

Posted  June 21, 2013

Labor Department officials have launched a new website devoted to issues and challenges affecting women veterans. The site is a collaborative effort between the Labor Department and the Veteransí Employment Training Service and the Womenís Bureau. The site highlights potential challenges that may affect the economic security of women veterans, including: Disability: Women veterans are…

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Posted  June 19, 2013

Veterans The ruins of Normandy: Unpublished color photos taken in northern France in 1944 show the devastating impact of the Allied Force’s battle to defeat the Nazis in World War II The battle-scared landscapes of Normandy in northwest France are sharply brought into focus in a series of never-before-published color images taken in the aftermath…

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RAAF purchases Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile training capability

Posted  June 19, 2013

Navy photograph The EA-18G Growler carries Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile. The U.S. Navy signed a Foreign Military Sales agreement with the Australian Government for an AARGM training capability, marking the first FMS sale involving the weapon. The U.S. Navy signed an agreement with the Australian government May 31 to provide its High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile…

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Wireless spectrum essential to defense operations, official says

Posted  June 19, 2013

The Defense Department depends on the wireless spectrum for nearly all of its activities, the DOD chief information officer said in Washington, D.C., June 18. Essentially, everything at the Defense Department is connected to the network, Teri Takai told attendees at a Washington Post forum. In an effort to ensure commanders are fully informed of…

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Dassault SystËmes launches co-design to target, a new industry solution experience

Posted  June 19, 2013

Dassault SystËmes has announced the launch of its latest aerospace & defense industry solution experience, Co-Design to Target. In todayís aerospace & defense industry, many companies fail to reach their budget, schedule and specification targets due to increasingly complex systems, overly aggressive plans and the premature incorporation of new technologies. In addition, the design phase…

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