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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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A different look at history

Those of you who are students of history and enjoy the subject are the ones who will carry it forward to future generations.

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NASA’s lunar outpost will extend human presence in deep space

As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing new opportunities in lunar orbit to provide the foundation for human exploration deeper into the solar system.


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Defense

KC-46A approved for production

Posted  August 15, 2016

The KC-46A Pegasus program received Milestone C approval from Frank Kendall, the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, signaling the aircraft is ready to enter into production. Work is now underway to award the first two low rate initial production lots within the next 30 days. “I commend the team for diligently…

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Lockheed Martin delivers additional MC-130J to U.S. Air Force

Posted  August 15, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph A U.S. Air Force crew accepted delivery of an MC-130J Commando II at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., Aug. 11, 2016. This MC-130J Commando II multimission combat transport/special operations tanker is assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla. As it replaces legacy MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft,…

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USS Bush traps first aircraft in 13 months

Posted  August 15, 2016

Air Force photograph by PO3 Christopher Gaines An F/A-18C Hornet attached to the “Bulls” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37 performs a touch-and-go on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). GHWB recently started a training and qualification cycle in preparation for a 2017 deployment. Aircraft carrier USS George…

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B-52 releases JASSM from internal bay

Posted  August 15, 2016

The personnel of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., accomplished another first recently by executing a clean separation of three Joint Attack Surface Standoff Missiles, or JASSMs, from the internal weapons bay of a B-52 Stratofortress at Edwards.

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News Briefs – August 15, 2016

Posted  August 15, 2016

Housing companies fined for illegally evicting military Two housing companies have been fined for illegally evicting military service members and their families from rental homes in Southern California. In a settlement with the Department of Justice, Lincoln Military Property Management and San Diego Family Housing agreed to pay $260,000 in penalties and fines covering four…

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