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U-2 celebrating 60 years

Lockheed Martin is celebrating 60 years of the U-2 program with festivities planned throughout the company. “It’s not a 60-year old aircraft, it is a 60-year old program that is still going strong,” said Melani Austin, U-2 Program Director at Skunk Works, Palmdale, Calif., during a recent press tour. “We have people that have started…

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United Launch Alliance successfully launches U.S. Navy’s MUOS-4

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite for the U.S. Navy launched from Space Launch Complex-41 at 6:18 a.m., EDT, Sept. 2 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The MUOS-4 spacecraft will bring advanced, new, global communications capabilities to mobile military forces, as well as ensure…

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F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe

Four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 airmen arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-September.

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Carter announces manufacturing initiative to aid war fighters

The Defense Department is partnering with a large-scale consortium in the creation of a National Manufacturing Innovation Institute to produce hybrid electronics, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Aug. 28 at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif.

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U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin ready to launch MUOS-4 Aug. 31

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 31 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.


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AFSC, Boeing reach enterprise partnership agreement

Posted  November 4, 2013

The Air Force Sustainment Center and Boeing have reached an enterprise-level, public-private partnership agreement which allows the two organizations to more efficiently take on sustainment workload for the warfighter. The agreement, signed Oct. 9 by AFSC Commander Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield is the first center-wide partnership agreement implemented since the stand up of the Air…

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Scaled Composites’ Mark Stucky earns 2013 Iven C. Kincheloe award from Society of Experimental Test Pilots

Posted  November 4, 2013

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman Nov. 1 announced Scaled Composites Test Pilot Mark “Forger” Stucky has earned the Society of Experimental Test Pilots’ Iven C. Kincheloe Award for outstanding professional accomplishment in the conduct of flight testing. SETP presented the award to Stucky Sept. 28. The award, established in 1958, honors the memory of test…

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AeroVironment awarded $2.3 million DARPA concept definition contract

Posted  November 4, 2013

AeroVironment has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencyto provide its market-leading expertise in unmanned aircraft systems toward the development of a new category of this technology. AeroVironment will work as the prime contractor with DARPA on the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node Program to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance UAS designed to operate from…

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Spirit AeroSystems, Progresstech announce intent to sell joint venture

Posted  November 4, 2013

Spirit AeroSystems International Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., and the Progresstech Group of Companies of Moscow, Russian Federation, announced Oct. 31 that they intend to conclude their joint venture that began in 2007. Spirit intends to sell its 50 percent interest in Spirit-Progresstech, LLC to a member company of Progresstech. Spirit’s…

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Northrop Grumman to supply AN/SPQ-9B radars for three U.S. Navy vessels

Posted  November 4, 2013

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to supply three AN/SPQ-9B radar systems for amphibious and Arleigh Burke class ships. Under the $20.4 million contract award, Northrop Grumman will supply three AN/SPQ-9B radar systems for delivery in the second quarter of 2015. This contract adds to the 53 radar systems the…

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SSL awarded follow-on DARPA contract

Posted  November 4, 2013

Space Systems/Loral, a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it has been selected to develop designs, processes and business terms for carrying small science and technology missions to space on its geostationary satellite platform. Under phase two of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Phoenix program, SSL intends to detail the design…

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Readiness demonstrated for Ashore Missile Defense System for Romania

Posted  November 4, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph Left to right: U.S. Navy Fire Controlman First Class Ricky Eckhardt; Carl Bannar, vice president of Lockheed Martinís Integrated Warfare Systems & Sensors business; Captain Jeff Weston, Missile Defense Agency Program Manager for Aegis Ashore; Jeff Bantle, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martinís Moorestown facility; Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, deputy…

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Vietnam vet wins discharge upgrade in PTSD lawsuit

Posted  November 4, 2013

NEW HAVEN, CONN. — A Vietnam veteran who received the Bronze Star and later was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder will have his discharge status upgraded under a settlement with the U.S. Army, his representatives announced Monday. John Shepherd Jr., a 66-year-old New Haven resident, said the Army agreed to resolve his lawsuit by upgrading…

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Advanced Thermal Batteries awarded contract from Lockheed Martin

Posted  November 4, 2013

Advanced Thermal Batteries, Inc., the U.S. division of ASB Group, a world-wide leader in the thermal battery market, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Lockheed Martin Company, Dallas, Texas, for the qualification of a thermal battery system. ATB has been working with U.S. prime defense contractors since 2006. This major award from Lockheed…

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NASA Kepler results usher in a new era of astronomy

Posted  November 4, 2013

Scientists from around the world are gathered this week at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., for the second Kepler Science Conference, where they will discuss the latest findings resulting from the analysis of Kepler Space Telescope data. Included in these findings is the discovery of 833 new candidate planets, which will be…

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