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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

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Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.


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Boeing, Aeromexico finalize order for 737 MAX 8s and 9s

Posted  November 7, 2012

Boeing and Aeromexico finalized an order for 60 737 MAX 8s and 9s, with reconfirmation rights for 30 additional 737 MAXs. The firm order by Mexico’s largest airline, which was first announced as a commitment in July, is valued at more than $6 billion at published list prices. Today’s order brings the total 737 MAX…

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Lockheed Martin employees take home corporation’s highest honor

Posted  November 7, 2012

A total of 80 employees from Lockheed Martin’s Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, Metroplex businesses recently received the 2012 NOVA Award, the corporation’s highest honor for individual or team achievements. The annual NOVA Awards ceremony was hosted by Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO Bob Stevens Oct. 26, to recognize employees for their outstanding achievements. Local honorees are:…

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National observance to honor America’s veterans

Posted  November 7, 2012

The annual National Veterans Day Observance is scheduled for Nov. 11, at Arlington National Cemetery, to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve in the military as well as a memorial service for General of the Armies John J. Pershing. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces…

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Pentagon moves to refine acquisitions process, official says

Posted  November 7, 2012

The Defense Department continues to do all it can to enhance the defense acquisition process, improving the Pentagon’s buying power and maximizing value for taxpayers’ money, a senior Pentagon official said Nov. 5. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, shared his latest efforts to improve the process as he spoke during…

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Night or day, rain or shine DARPA seeks multi-band, portable sensor to provide clear imagery to war fighters

Posted  November 7, 2012

It is often the case with new military technologies that war fighters need to adjust to their equipment to access needed capabilities. As missions shift, however, and warfighters are required to work in smaller teams and access more remote locations, it is technology that must adapt if it is to remain useful. Desirable features for…

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Lockheed Martin, Ierus Technologies partner under DOD mentor-protégé program

Posted  November 7, 2012

Lockheed Martin and IERUS Technologies Inc. announced Nov. 7 that they have signed a three-year agreement under the Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Program. The Mentor-Protégé Program encourages prime contractors to serve as mentors in developing the technical and business capabilities of small businesses. Through this program, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company will assist IERUS Technologies…

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Companies offer specials for veterans

Posted  November 7, 2012

Applebee’s, Nov. 11, 2012: Applebee’s is offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2012. There will be seven entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.   California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11-12, 2012. Free meal and non-alcoholic beverage…

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Northrop Grumman names vice president of Marine Systems

Posted  November 7, 2012

Northrop Grumman announced Nov. 7 that Karen M. Campbell has been named vice president of the company’s Marine Systems business unit, effective immediately. In her new position, Campbell will have executive responsibility for all Marine Systems programs and products and provide executive leadership for Northrop Grumman’s Sunnyvale campus. The Marine Systems business unit is a…

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Boeing rotates several executives in Defense, Space & Security Unit

Posted  November 7, 2012

Boeing is rotating assignments for several executives in its Defense, Space & Security unit, demonstrating its commitment to talent development as it continues to pursue the growth and affordability strategy it has followed since 2010. “Our people and innovation are our competitive advantages,” said Boeing Defense, Space & Security President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. “We…

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F-35 celebrates 500th sortie as program grows

Posted  November 7, 2012

The Air Force’s premier fighter, the F-35 Lightning II, surpassed its 500th sortie only 16 days after reaching the 400 mark and only 238 days from the beginning of the program. Maj. Matthew Johnston of the 58th Fighter Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., completed the 500th combined sortie for both the F-35A and…

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