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Lockheed Martin acquires high-speed wind tunnel, plans upgrades

Courtesy photograph A RATTLRS cruise-missile inlet undergoes testing at the High Speed Wind Tunnel at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie. Lockheed Martin recently purchased the facility and plans numerous upgrades. Lockheed Martin has purchased a wind tunnel that is one of only two of its kind in the United States, and…

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NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover finishes marathon

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win.

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NASA announces teams for 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given Pedaling across a simulated alien landscape of rock, craters and shifting sand is one of the nearly 90 teams of high school, college and university students from across the United States and around the world who competed in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 11-12, 2014, at the U.S. Space & Rocket…

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Seventy-three years ago, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

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U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrates 70 years

More than 300 staff, students and graduate “Testers” of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrated 70 years since the school was established at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., March 12.


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DOD Comptroller: Sequestration devastates U.S. military readiness

Posted  May 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a Senate hearing May 9 on President Barack Obama’s $9.5 billion military construction budget request for fiscal 2014, Defense Department Comptroller Robert F. Hale said the severe and abrupt budget cuts imposed by sequestration are devastating the U.S. armed forces. Hale and John Conger, acting deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and…

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Honeywell Aerospace wins $72.4 million heavy vehicle maintenance contract for U.S. army

Posted  May 13, 2013

Honeywell has won a three-year, $72.4 million maintenance and training contract from the U.S. Army for Total Package Fielding Army Modernization Training to provide mission-capable vehicles and requisite training to safely operate and maintain heavy tactical vehicles. The award is a component of the ongoing support that Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. has been providing to…

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Lockheed Martin’s JASSM® Extended Range successfully completes IOT&E flight testing

Posted  May 13, 2013

Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile® Extended Range successfully completed U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Test and Evaluation flight testing, scoring 20 successes in 21 flights, a success rate of 95 percent. The JASSM-ER missiles demonstrated their effectiveness against a wide variety of operationally representative targets. The missiles were employed in all of the operational…

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U.S.-Djibouti to establish strategic, defense forum

Posted  May 13, 2013

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, Djiboutiís minister of foreign affairs, agreed to establish a bilateral strategic and defense forum May 11 during a meeting in Djibouti City, Djibouti. ìThe forum will provide a formal and enduring structure for discussing and coordinating issues of mutual concern between the two nations,î according to…

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Karzai says U.S. can have nine Afghan bases after 2014

Posted  May 13, 2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has irked Washington with his frequent criticism of American military operations in his country, said May 9 that his government is now ready to let the U.S. have nine bases across Afghanistan after most foreign troops withdraw in 2014. A border spat with Pakistan and a desire to test public…

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Lockheed Martin, MDA conduct successful test of new air-launched missile target prototype

Posted  May 13, 2013

Missile Defense Agency photograph A prototype of the Missile Defense Agencyís air-launched Extended Medium-range Ballistic Missile target, developed by Lockheed Martin, is released from a C-17 aircraft over Yuma Proving Ground in a successful test. Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency have successfully tested a prototype air-launched Extended Medium-range Ballistic Missile target at…

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Prince Harry places wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

Posted  May 13, 2013

Britain's Prince Harry received a 21-gun salute May 10 when his motorcade arrived at Arlington National Cemetery, where he placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

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Martin names Roderick Mclean to lead F-16/F-22 Integrated Fighter Group

Posted  May 13, 2013

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company has announced that Roderick ìRodî McLean has been selected vice president and general manager of the F-16/F-22 Integrated Fighter Group. Michael Cawood has been selected to serve as vice president and deputy for IFG. Both appointments are effective immediately ìRodís most recent special assignment as vice president and program manager for…

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NASA announces summer learning opportunities for U.S. students

Posted  May 13, 2013

NASA has unveiled plans for its 2013 Summer of Innovation project, which challenges middle school students across the United States to share in the excitement of scientific discovery and space exploration through unique, NASA-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities. Summer of Innovation leverages the expertise and reach of NASA’s 10 field centers, national academic…

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Is there a morale crisis in the U.S. nuclear force?

Posted  May 13, 2013

Beyond the U.S. Air Force’s embarrassing suspension of 17 nuclear missile launch officers lie two broader questions. Do those entrusted with the world’s most destructive weapons feel stuck in a dead-end career field, given the momentum toward more nuclear arms reductions? And is there a morale crisis among these officers? This matters because the missiles…

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