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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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Standard Missile-6 approved for international sales

Posted  January 13, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Department of Defense has approved the release of Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6 to several international customers. Many of the approved countries are seeking the multi-mission SM-6 to bolster their shipbuilding programs. SM-6 currently provides U.S. Navy vessels with extended-range protection against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles…

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Textron Systems Support Solutions awarded $206 million for Shadow® TUAS sustainment

Posted  January 13, 2017

Textron Systems Support Solutions, a Textron Inc. business, announced Jan. 9 that it has been awarded a $206 million contract from the U.S. Army for Shadow® Tactical Aircraft System Contractor Logistics Support. CLS efforts include Systems Sustainment Management, Engineering Support, Contractor Logistics Support Management, Field Service Operations, Depot Material Repair and Management and Post Productions…

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Pirates take title at 4th Quarter Weapons Load Competition

Posted  January 13, 2017

The “Pirates” from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron are the winners of the 4th Quarter Weapons Load Competition held Jan. 3 and hosted by the 412th Maintenance Group, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Travis AFB named next KC-46A locations

Posted  January 13, 2017

Air Force officials selected Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, N.J., and Travis Air Force Base, Calif., as the preferred locations for the next two active-duty-led KC-46A Pegasus bases. Twenty-four KC-46A aircraft will replace the legacy aircraft currently at each of those bases. “Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst and Travis AFB were chosen as the next…

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Lockheed Martin’s electronic warfare system for helos safeguards USN against anti-ship missile threats

Posted  January 13, 2017

Lockheed Martin image Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) Active Mission Payload (AMP) AN/ALQ-248 system, a pod hosted on an MH-60R or MH-60S, will enhance the way the U.S. Navy detects and responds to anti-ship missile threats. Lockheed Martin will build on its 45-year legacy of integrated electronic warfare system success under a newly…

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