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Air Force selects UTC Aerospace Systems DB-110 for multi-nation foreign military sales acquisition

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., announced Feb. 21 that it has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an initial ceiling of $22.9 million from the U.S. Air Force for the DB-110 Airborne Reconnaissance System.

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NASA wants ideas from university teams for future human space missions

Teams at U.S. colleges and universities have an opportunity to potentially help NASA with innovative design ideas to meet the challenges of space exploration.

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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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Hughes selected for General Atomics Aeronautical ‘type certifiable’ Predator B RPA platform

Posted  March 6, 2017

Hughes Network Systems’ announced March 6 that its Defense and Intelligence and Systems Division has been awarded a contract by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. to work with the company to provide satellite communications on the “Type-Certifiable” Predator® B Remotely Piloted Aircraft system, which provides the basis for the United Kingdom’s Protector program. A variant of…

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Unit beefs up tanks with ‘reactive’ armor

Posted  March 6, 2017

Tank and maintenance crews from 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, are giving their M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks a buffed up look that improves the overall defensive capabilities of the tank.

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VA partnership provides community organizations with path to support homeless Veterans

Posted  March 6, 2017

Military Outreach USA, a partner of the Department of Veterans Affairs, recently launched a program to encourage communities to connect with local VA facilities and help VA provide support to homeless or recently homeless veterans and their families. The Adopt-a-VA program, which began in February, connects individuals and community organizations, such as schools, faith-based groups…

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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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