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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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Airmen, Marines ‘TRAPped’ in desert

Posted  March 6, 2017

The thunderous sound of an MV-22 Osprey echoes over an open field as it lands. Emerging from its lowered door is the I Marine Expeditionary Force from Camp Pendleton, Calif., who advance on the New Mexican desert to fulfill their objective: find the downed aircrew and bring them home safely.

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XTI Aircraft, Bye Aerospace form alliance on hybrid/electric vertical takeoff airplane

Posted  March 6, 2017

XTI Aircraft Company and Bye Aerospace, Inc. jointly announced March 6 that the two companies have entered into an agreement to develop a hybrid/electric prototype of XTI’s revolutionary TriFan vertical takeoff airplane. “We’re continuing with our plan,” said Robert J. LaBelle, XTI’s chief executive officer, “but we’ve made two important changes. First, with the engineering expertise…

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Headlines – March 3, 2017

Posted  March 3, 2017

News Russia buzzed NATO aircraft four times in a single day – NATO aircraft had four close encounters with Russian planes in separate incidents on Feb. 10, the Air Force’s top general in charge of its forces in Europe said March 2.   National security adviser to make rare appearance before Senate Armed Services Committee…

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News Briefs – March 3, 2017

Posted  March 3, 2017

Abu Dhabi hosts military drill amid Yemen war, Iran tensions A choreographed military exercise in the capital of the United Arab Emirates drew hundreds of cellphone-filming onlookers March 2 — but they weren’t the only intended audience for the re-enactment of a hostage rescue. The pinpoint parachute drop and fast-rope assault on a ship from…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  March 3, 2017

Bill Blair had many friends here in the Antelope Valley and a fair share of history also. I got to know him while working on the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., and from day one I could see why he never had an enemy but loads of friends from all age groups.

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