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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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News Briefs – December 7, 2016

Posted  December 7, 2016

NATO chief trumpets new ‘momentum’ with EU military ties NATO’s chief says the alliance and the European Union are moving forward on deepening cooperation, as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump insists European allies start pulling their own military weight. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters before chairing talks between NATO foreign ministers Dec. 6 that…

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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

Posted  December 7, 2016

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Sikorsky signs contract with Chile for six Black Hawks

Posted  December 7, 2016

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company has successfully concluded contract negotiations with the Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile) for six S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters for the service’s medium-lift helicopter recapitalization program. When delivered in 2018, the new helicopters will fulfill Chile’s requirement to perform both military and humanitarian missions, such as troop transport, search…

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Born during the Pearl Harbor attack: A veteran shares his remarkable story

Posted  December 7, 2016

Courtesy photograph David Burpee as a child. It was dark at Pearl Harbor’s Tripler Hospital on the evening of Dec. 7, 1941. The bombings by the Japanese had stopped, but the fear of more attacks continued. Window blinds were still drawn and lights were still out. The injured and dying lay everywhere. It was an…

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Lockheed Martin receives $67 million sensor spares contract

Posted  December 7, 2016

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $67.3 million contract to provide spares for the Royal Saudi Air Force’s F-15 sensor suite. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will produce LANTIRN Extended Range (ER) navigation pod spares, Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system spares and Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) spares. Work will be…

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