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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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Boeing launches proven, affordable MH-139 in U.S. Air Force helicopter competition

Posted  March 3, 2017

Boeing March 2 unveiled its MH-139 helicopter in the competition to replace the U.S. Air Force’s UH-1N “Huey” fleet, which currently protects intercontinental ballistic missiles and transports U.S. government and security forces. Boeing’s response to the Air Force, revealed at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium, is based on the market-leading Leonardo Helicopters AW139,…

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Air Show flies high with performance, tech, history: Theme is “Red, White, and Boom!”

Posted  March 3, 2017

FOX FIELD, LANCASTER, Calif. – With a world-renowned aerobatic pilot drawing smoke screens for a dramatic blue sky backdrop, the leadership team of the Los Angeles County Air Show unveiled plans for welcoming the Air Force precision flying team, the “Thunderbirds,” along with plans for community-wide celebration in the Antelope Valley the final weekend in…

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NASA selects new technologies for flight tests for future space exploration

Posted  March 3, 2017

NASA has selected five space technologies to test on low-gravity-simulating aircraft, high-altitude balloons or suborbital rockets. The opportunity to fly on these vehicles helps advance technologies closer to practical use by taking them from a laboratory environment to the real world. The selections were made for NASA’s Flight Opportunities program which organizes chances to fly…

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AVBOT honors McBride for navigating change

Posted  March 3, 2017

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Director David McBride accepted the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Navigating Change Award at the 2017 Business Outlook Conference in Lancaster, Calif., Feb. 24.

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Acquisition community: The Army can’t wait for ‘perfect solutions’

Posted  March 3, 2017

To get Soldiers the latest equipment they need now, say Army acquisition professionals, the Army must accept that it can't have perfection right up front.

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