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Lockheed Martin F-35s surpass 100,000 flight hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft fleet recently exceeded 100,000 flight hours while the F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are completing the remaining requirements in the program's System Development and Demonstration phase.  

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U.S. Air Force bombers integrate with Royal Australian Air Force JTACS

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted two separate integration training missions with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers as part of Exercise Talisman Saber 17 at Shoalwater Field Training Area, Australia, July 17 and 19, 2017.

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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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146th Airlift Wing joins California Guard wildfire fight

Posted  August 19, 2016

California Air National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Nick Carzis A California Air National Guard Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft drops fire retardant over Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to fight California wildfires, July 19, 2013. The California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing has activated two C-130J Hercules aircraft, joining state and…

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NASA prepares to launch first U.S. asteroid sample return mission

Posted  August 19, 2016

NASA image OSIRIS-REx will travel to near-Earth asteroid Benn on a sample return mission. NASA is preparing to launch its first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth. The mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding of asteroids that could impact…

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Boeing delivers 50th 787 Dreamliner to ANA

Posted  August 19, 2016

Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) celebrated the delivery of the airline's 50th 787 Dreamliner during a ceremony Aug. 17 at Boeing's Everett Delivery Center.

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Antelope Valley Board of Trade hosts monthly meeting

Posted  August 19, 2016

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Debbie Lovrich, executive director of the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, hosts guest speakers Executive Vice President of the Tesla Foundation Group, Keith Coleman (left), and Congressman Steve Knight during the August meeting. Knight updated the board on legislation, while Coleman introduced the Tesla Foundation to the board. Congressman Steve…

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Contract Briefs

Posted  August 19, 2016

Air Force   Boeing, Seattle, Wash., has been awarded a $2,814,816,489 contract action modification (P00099) to previously awarded contract FA8625-11-C-6600 for the acquisition of low-rate initial production (LRIP) aircraft Lots 1 and 2.  As authorized by the KC-46 Milestone C acquisition decision memorandum dated Aug. 12, 2016, this contract modification obligates funding for pre-priced options…

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