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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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Around the Air Force: July 26

Posted  July 29, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the chief of staff of the Air Force and chief master sergeant of the Air Force address basic allowance for housing concerns, Airmen partner with Kenyans to provide aid, and weapons loaders load missiles internally and externally on an F-35A Lightning II.

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30th Merlin MK2 helicopter delivered to UK Ministry of Defence

Posted  July 29, 2016

Lockheed Martin UK joined representatives from the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence for a ceremony to mark the handover of the final airframe at Leonardo’s facility in Yeovil, England. For the last 10 years, employees from both Lockheed Martin and Leonardo have been involved in the design, development and manufacture of the Merlin…

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Raytheon to service Swiss radar warning receiver

Posted  July 29, 2016

Raytheon has signed its first commercial performance based logistics contract with RUAG Switzerland Ltd., a five-year agreement to service the ALR-67(V)3, an advanced digital radar warning receiver, for the Swiss government. The ALR-67(V)3 warns F-18 pilots of potentially hostile activities, offering real-time situational awareness. “A PBL is like a service contract you’d buy with a…

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Lockheed Martin delivers final MH-60R Seahawk U.S. Navy for Royal Australian Navy

Posted  July 29, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin delivers 24th, and final, MH-60R Seahawk® helicopter destined for the Royal Australian Navy. Lockheed Martin has delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R Seahawk® helicopter to the U.S. Navy in support of the Navy’s Foreign Military Sales program with the Royal Australian Navy. The milestone delivery took place during a July…

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Boeing posts rare quarterly loss, mulls phasing out 747

Posted  July 29, 2016

Boeing, absorbing billions in write-downs related to two of its newest commercial jets and a military fuel tanker, reported its first quarterly loss in nearly seven years. Yet revenue for the Chicago aerospace giant rose 1 percent to $24.8 billion, and company shares rose steadily before the opening bell Julyi 27. Charges totaling $3 billion…

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