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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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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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NASA successfully launches student experiments from Wallops

Posted  August 17, 2016

NASA successfully launched the RockSat-X education payload on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 7:33:30 a.m., EDT, Aug. 17 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.  Participants included students from eight community colleges and universities from across the United States.  The payload carrying the experiments flew to an altitude of 95 miles.  Data was…

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U.S. Army declares Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 MSE initial operational capability

Posted  August 17, 2016

The U.S. Army recently declared Initial Operational Capability for the Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptor. “This is an extremely significant milestone in the maturity of our PAC-3 MSE interceptor, providing the warfighter with a more advanced hit-to-kill interceptor against the full spectrum of lower-tier threats,” said Scott Arnold, vice president of PAC-3 programs…

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Laid to rest: Fighter pilot remains found 72 years later

Posted  August 17, 2016

Courtesy photograph The remains of U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Lt. Robert L. McIntosh were recently found after more than 72 years after his disappearance and were laid to rest in his hometown of Tipton, Indiana, Aug. 13, 2016. In 1944, the 27th Fighter Squadron P-38 Lightning pilot departed Foggia Airfield, Italy, on a strafing…

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Lockheed Martin separates, combines IT and technical services businesses with Leidos

Posted  August 17, 2016

Lockheed Martin has completed the separation of its Information Systems & Global Solutions business segment and merged it with a subsidiary of Leidos Holdings, Inc. The transaction concludes Lockheed Martin’s portfolio reshaping strategy announced last year and was finalized through a tax-efficient Reverse Morris Trust transaction. The merger creates tangible value for both businesses. It…

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Colombians kick off Green Flag East in Louisiana

Posted  August 17, 2016

Forty-five Colombian Airmen and four Colombian Air Force A-29B Super Tucanos are operating from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., as part of Exercise Green Flag East Aug. 15-29.

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