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Lockheed Martin completes assembly on Arabsat’s newest communications satellite

A new, high-capacity communications satellite that will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe is one step closer to launch.

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First Sikorsky combat rescue helicopter enters final assembly

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission.

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Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.

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Those of you who are students of history and enjoy the subject are the ones who will carry it forward to future generations.

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NASA’s lunar outpost will extend human presence in deep space

As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing new opportunities in lunar orbit to provide the foundation for human exploration deeper into the solar system.


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Secretary of the Navy names two littoral combat ships

Posted  February 14, 2018

On Feb. 13, 2018, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the next Freedom and Independence variant Littoral Combat Ships will be named USS Nantucket (LCS 27) and USS Savannah (LCS 28). The future USS Nantucket (LCS 27), a Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship, will be the third commissioned U.S. Navy ship to honor the…

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Updates to UCMJ criminalize unauthorized distribution of sexual imagery

Posted  February 14, 2018

The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which became law in December, provides the military justice system new tools to prosecute service members who maliciously distribute sexually explicit images of others.

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Defense

AF upgrades to Windows 10

Posted  February 14, 2018

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network. Windows 10 is not compatible with many systems currently in the Air Force inventory, resulting in the need…

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Business

Northrop Grumman launches first open architecture test bed

Posted  February 14, 2018

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency selected Northrop Grumman as a Phase 1 Swarm Systems Integrator for the Agency’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program.

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Air Force FY 2019 budget addresses great power competition

Posted  February 14, 2018

The Air Force budget request of $156.3 billion for fiscal year 2019 builds on the progress made in 2018 to restore the readiness of the force, increase lethality, and cost-effectively modernize. Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson said the budget request is aligned with the National Defense Strategy, prioritizing long-term competition with China…

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