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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Force of the Future aims to increase military’s geographic diversity

Attracting recruits aged 17 to 24 from across the country is an important goal for the secretary, and it’s a challenge in light of the composition of today’s military.

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NASA awards launch services contract for Mars 2020 Rover mission

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency’s Journey to Mars.

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SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle

It takes numerous pieces of all shapes and sizes to complete the puzzle of an Air Tasking Order during Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.


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Lockheed Martin delivers NOAA’s GOES-R weather satellite to launch site

Posted  August 24, 2016

NOAA’s newest weather satellite, GOES-R, left its Colorado home where it was built and is now in Florida where it will undergo preparations for a Nov. 4 launch.

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NRL demonstrates new technology for structural health monitoring systems

Posted  August 24, 2016

Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have demonstrated new fiber optic sensor technology suitable for an in-situ structural health monitoring (SHM) system. This technology enables autonomous monitoring of key structural parameters such as acoustic emission, temperature, and strain. The information can be used to monitor for damage due to impacts and cracks…

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Northrop Grumman receives DOD’s Cogswell award for outstanding industrial security program

Posted  August 24, 2016

Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., facility received the prestigious James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award by the Defense Security Service in an awards ceremony, Aug. 17.

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Lockheed Martin to provide an open architecture combat management system for U.S. Navy’s frigates

Posted  August 24, 2016

The U.S. Navy selected Lockheed Martin’s COMBATSS-21 as the combat management system for the Navy’s frigate ship program. COMBATSS-21 is the combat management system in operation on the Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ship. The five-year contract, which is worth up to $79.5 million, covers fiscal years 2016-2021. COMBATSS-21 (COMponent-BAsed Total-Ship System—21st Century) is built from…

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Army chief of staff wraps up Asia-Pacific tour

Posted  August 24, 2016

Army photograph by SFC Charles E. Burden Gen. Jang Jun-Kyu, Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea Army, shows Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, his headquarters before a meeting in Seoul Aug. 19, 2016. The chief of staff of the Army wrapped up a 10-day tour of the…

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