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Lockheed Martin Stalker XE upgraded with new VTOL launch, landing capability

Lockheed Martin’s Stalker eXtended Endurance unmanned aerial system has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing them to operate the system in more austere locations.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully demonstrates low-cost, high thrust space engine

Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completed hot-fire testing of a new in-space engine, designated ISE-100. Developed for commercial in-space applications, ISE-100 has the potential to be a critical element for future lunar robotic missions.

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NASA sends new research on Orbital ATK Mission to space station

Astronauts soon will have new experiments to conduct related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research when the research arrives at the International Space Station following the 4:44 a.m., EDT, May 21 launch of an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft.

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Air Force budget request builds on momentum, addresses great power competition

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request builds on momentum to restore the force after years of funding uncertainty and addresses the challenges from a great power competition, Air Force leaders said May 18.

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Lockheed Martin’s fifth AEHF protecting comm satellite completes launch environment test

Lockheed Martin recently put its fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) satellite through its paces in realistic simulations of its future launch experience. The satellite completed the tests successfully and is now in system-level testing in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force in 2019.

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US, Israeli airmen fortify airlift capabilities

Posted  May 23, 2017

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew Airmen assigned to the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conduct a test of a C-130J Super Hercules engine prior to a sortie in support of exercise Juniper Falcon May 14, 2017, at Nevatim Air Force Base, Israel. Juniper Falcon 17 represented the combination…

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Army simulator provides readiness to drone flight crews

Posted  May 23, 2017

An advanced Army simulator is reducing risks and saving costs at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center.

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Lockheed Martin’s modernized TACMS missile successfully completes sixth consecutive flight test

Posted  May 23, 2017

Lockheed Martin’s modernized Tactical Missile System missile successfully completed a long-range mission in its sixth consecutive successful flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The TACMS missile used in this test, launched from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launcher, was “hot-conditioned” (the launcher was held in an environmental chamber until just prior to launch…

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Marjorie A. Bowlden

Coordinated response: Coalition forces conduct first joint crash exercise

Posted  May 23, 2017

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Marjorie A. Bowlden Members of the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group medical operations flight prepare a pilot for transport, with the assistance of French security forces, during a joint crash exercise at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 16, 2017. Coalition first responders worked together to provide joint response…

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Defense officials describe priorities for operating in contested space domain

Posted  May 23, 2017

Space enables everything the joint force does and the national security space architecture must protect and defend that capability in a contested environment, officials from the Air Force, the intelligence community and the Defense Department told a House panel in recent testimony.

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