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Milwaukee’s finest: U.S. Navy commissions newest LCS

USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) -- in Milwaukee Nov. 21, officially placing the ship designed and constructed by a Lockheed Martin-led industry team into active service.

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Army launches innovation challenge on cyber situational awareness

Situational awareness -- knowing precisely what's happening on the battlefield, where and when -- can make the difference between mission success and mission failure.

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Spirit begins production of the Royal Australian Air Force’s First P-8A

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. has begun production of the Royal Australian Air Force's first production P-8A aircraft. Spirit started production on the 737 military derivative in October. With major assembly now underway, the first unit is scheduled to deliver to Boeing in early 2016.

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NASA orders SpaceX crew mission to space station

NASA took a significant step Nov. 20 toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil.

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Dassault Falcon Jet completes new Little Rock expansion

Dassault Falcon Jet has completed another major expansion of its Little Rock Completion Center that will add 350,000 square feet of production space to the Arkansas facility.

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News Briefs – November 6, 2015

Posted  November 6, 2015

B-52 bomber makes safe emergency landing in Amarillo A B-52 bomber from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., has made a safe emergency landing at a Texas airport after having mechanical trouble. An official with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport says the plane remained on the ground Nov. 5 pending repairs. Airport director Sara Freese says…

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Robo-Raven may one day fly for Soldiers

Posted  November 9, 2015

In the future, it's possible that some unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, might sport wings that flap like a bird or a butterfly. The Army Research Lab, or ARL, is testing that concept at the Spesutie Island Robotics Research Facility on Chesapeake Bay.

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Lockheed Martin to sustain sensors on Saudi Arabia’s F-15 fleet

Posted  November 9, 2015

Lockheed Martin has received a $262.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for sustainment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s F-15 sensor suite. The sensor suite includes Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods, LANTIRN Extended Range navigation pods and Infrared Search and Track systems. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will collaborate with Advanced Electronics Company to…

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UK rescue squadrons to relocate to Italy

Posted  November 9, 2015

Royal Air Force photograph by SrA. Erin O’Shea An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to Royal Air Force Lakenheath’s 56th Rescue Squadron flies over Scotland during exercise Joint Warrior 15-1, April 22, 2015. The Air Force announced Nov. 6 that the 56th and 57th Rescue squadrons from RAF Lakenheath are relocating to Aviano Air Base, Italy,…

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U.S. Army invests in Patriot radar modernization upgrades

Posted  November 9, 2015

The United States Army is acquiring upgrade kits to make the combat-proven Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system better at detecting and destroying threats, cost less to operate, and run even more reliably than it already does. The U.S. Army recently awarded Raytheon a contract modification to an existing contract for radar digital processor…

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