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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.


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Lockheed Martin demonstrates LRASM’s surface launch capabilities

Posted  July 22, 2016

Lockheed Martin recently conducted a successful controlled flight test of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) surface-launch variant from the Self Defense Test Ship at Point Mugu Sea Range, Calif. This was the third successful surface-launched LRASM test, proving the missile’s ability to load mission data using the modified Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control System (TTWCS+),…

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F-35 Weapons Load

Posted  July 22, 2016

Air Force photograph by SrA. Stormy Archer Airmen from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load an AIM-9X missile on to a F-35As external weapons pylon July 20, 2016 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This milestone was the first time an F-35A at Eglin was loaded with internal and external weapons and will help develop weapon-loading…

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U.S. Navy tests latest Aegis weapon system interoperability with Spanish navy

Posted  July 22, 2016

The U.S. Navy conducted a series of cooperative air defense test exercises with the Spanish navy that culminated in live missile firing events using the latest Aegis Weapon System baseline July 20-21, 2016.

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Lockheed Martin achieves first PC-21 Flight under Australia’s Pilot Training System Program

Posted  July 22, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph The Pilatus PC-21 aircraft taking its first initial production test flight at their factory in Stans, Switzerland. STANS, Switzerland–Lockheed Martin and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd have successfully completed the initial production test flight of the first PC-21 aircraft destined for the Australian Defence Force under the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System program. Under…

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The AFFTM restoration facility has moved

Posted  July 22, 2016

AFFTM photograph The Air Force Flight Test Museum restoration facility has moved from Main Base to the historical North Base. The restoration facility is now housed in perhaps the most historic building on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the XP-59 hangar.

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