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F-35 fleet surpasses 15,000 flying hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.

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NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of new Saturn moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet’s known moons. Images taken with Cassini’s narrow angle camera on April 15, 2013 show disturbances at the very edge of Saturn’s…

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NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers first Earth-size planet in ‘habitable zone’

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" - the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet.

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DARPA Tactical Technology Office invites innovative risk-takers to attend 2014 Office-Wide Proposers Day

DARPAs Tactical Technology Office invests in innovative platforms, weapons, integrated systems and critical systems components that often incorporate emerging advanced technologies, all designed to preserve and extend decisive advantages for the U.S. military. Constantly evolving technologies, shifting warfighter mission requirements and limited budgets, however, mean TTO must always seek new ways to leverage innovation while…

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Northrop Grumman dedicates Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in Florida

Northrop Grumman dedicated its new Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Fla., April 17, which builds upon the company's 34-year legacy of operations there.


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NAWCWD engineer leads weapon control to new level

Posted  May 1, 2012

NATO recently approved a change to the tactical data exchange specifications that will give war fighters more control of weapons on the battlefield by expanding communication between multiple controllers and various weapons after launch. In February, NATO approved a network enabled weapons…

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Lockheed completes key integration milestone on GeoEye’s new imaging satellite

Posted  May 1, 2012

Lockheed Martin announced May 1 that it has successfully mated the spacecraft bus and the imaging payload for GeoEye’s next-generation, high-resolution imaging satellite, known as GeoEye-2. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company is developing GeoEye-2 under a fixed-price contract with GeoEye. Once operational, GeoEye-2 will be the world’s highest resolution commercial satellite, providing highly accurate imagery…

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Space Command TacSat 3 burns up in atmosphere

Posted  May 1, 2012

May 1 marked the end of Air Force Space Command’s Tactical Satellite 3 after it de-orbited into and burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere. TacSat-3, which had exceeded its expected lifespan by 20 months, was originally designed and launched as a one-year experimental satellite May 19, 2009. Although not designed as an operational asset, due…

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U.S., Philippines hold historic bilateral meeting

Posted  May 1, 2012

U.S. and Philippine defense and foreign affairs leaders held the nations’ first “two-plus-two” meeting in Washington, D.C., April 30 amid the rise of common challenges and the growing security and economic importance of the Asia-Pacific region. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton...

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Navy to auction off once-secret stealth warship

Posted  May 1, 2012

A $50 million, once-secret stealth warship built nearly 30 years ago for the U.S. Navy is now set to be auctioned off for scrap. The Sacramento Bee reports that the auction for the 164-foot Sea Shadow will close May 4. The Sea Shadow was built by Lockheed Martin in 1985 in Redwood City, Calif., as…

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AFRL design challenge encourages engineering innovation

Posted  May 1, 2012

The Air Force Research Laboratory played host, mentor, cheerleader and critic to teams from all three service academies and 17 universities at the annual AFRL Design Challenge. The challenge took place April 16-20 at Wright State University’s Calamityville, a National Center for Medical Readiness training facility in Fairborn, Ohio. AFRL collected input from the Lab’s…

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes Norwegian debut in Oslo

Posted  May 1, 2012

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed for the first time in Norway May 1, making Oslo the latest destination on its global Dream Tour. Over the next three days, guests and media invited by Boeing’s airline...

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Airborne radar prepped for missile defense testing

Posted  May 1, 2012

A new air defense radar system is undergoing testing on White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to ready it for later integrated testing...

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Lockheed Martin’s Shadow Hawk munition launched from Shadow UAS for first time

Posted  May 1, 2012

Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the first launch of a Shadow Hawk precision-guided weapon recently from a Shadow 200 Unmanned Aircraft System, achieving a direct hit on the target. Shadow Hawk is an 11-pound class, 2.75-inch diameter, 27-inch long drop-glide weapon. It is terminally guided by a semi-active laser seeker, providing better than one meter precision….

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Honoring the Anzio veterans

Posted  May 1, 2012

On board guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72), crew members welcomed the Anzio Beachhead Veterans and their families, April 26, commemorating the anniversary of the World War II storming of Anzio Beach in Italy 68 years ago. On Jan. 22, 1944, the beaches of Anzio, Italy, were assaulted by 40,000 soldiers, over 5,000 vehicles, and…

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