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Insitu demonstrates long endurance capabilities of Integrator unmanned aircraft

Insitu photograph Insitu’s Integrator unmanned aircraft recovers via SkyHook; the aircraft recently completed a 24-hour endurance flight. Insitu announced July 22 the successful 24-hour flight of its Integrator unmanned aircraft. The flight demonstrated Integrator’s expanded endurance at an increased gross take-off weight with payload on board. The event is the first of several planned milestones…

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Lockheed Martin selected for U.S. Air Force’s satellite hosted payload initiative

Lockheed Martin has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Hosted Payload Solutions initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads – electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions – on commercial satellites.

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President awards Medal of Honor to former Army staff sergeant

Army photograph by Lisa Ferdinando President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts at the White House, July 21, 2014. Pitts received the nation’s highest military honor for his actions on July 13, 2008, in Wanat, Afghanistan, with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment,…

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First aviation mechanic display added to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum's Early Years Gallery July 21.

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Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes yesterday, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, for his bravery in combat at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.


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Lockheed Martin to maintain reconnaissance aircraft systems for Republic of Korea

Posted  March 17, 2014

The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center awarded Lockheed Martin a foreign military sales contract to support the Republic of Koreaís Peace Krypton reconnaissance aircraft system. This contract is valued at approximately $9 million. Lockheed Martin has been providing sustainment engineering and logistics support to the Republic of Korea since 1996, the year that…

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U.S. Air Force declares initial operational capability for Sniper ATP-SE

Posted  March 17, 2014

The U.S. Air Force has declared initial operational capability for Lockheed Martinís SniperÆ Advanced Targeting Pod – Sensor Enhancement and has now deployed the system to support combat operations in theater. An enhanced configuration of Sniper ATP, Sniper ATP-SE provides U.S. Air Force strike fighter and bomber aircraft with advanced modes for non-traditional intelligence, surveillance…

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Luke Air Force Base receives first F-35A Lightning II

Posted  March 17, 2014

Air Force photograph Undersecretary of the Air Force, Eric Fanning, delivers the keynote speech to more than 600 people at the F-35 arrival ceremony at Luke Air Force Base on March 14, 2014.  The first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing was officially delivered during a ceremony attended by dignitaries…

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Headlines – March 17, 2014

Posted  March 17, 2014

News: As Ukraine crisis unfolds, DOD’s options are limited - As the situation in Ukraine continues to worsen, the US and its allies in Europe find themselves with a limited set of options at the same time the Pentagon is trying to plan for potential fallout. NATO websites hit in cyber attack linked to Crimea tension -…

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Boeing Phantom Swift selected for DARPA X-plane competition

Posted  March 19, 2014

Boeing photograph Phantom Swift, a prototype Boeing initially built in less than a month, has been accepted to be part of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency Vertical Takeoff and Landing X-plane program. DARPA is trying to mature a new aircraft configuration capable of both efficient hover and high-speed cruise. Phantom Swift, a prototype Boeing…

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Obama presents long-overdue Medals of Honor to 24 soldiers

Posted  March 19, 2014

Twenty-four U.S. Army veterans from three wars - World War II, Korea and Vietnam - received upgrades to the highest military decoration for uncommon bravery and gallantry at a White House ceremony May 18.

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Pentagon must focus on insider threat

Posted  March 19, 2014

Reviews triggered by the Washington Navy Yard killings last year have concluded that threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from trusted insiders, and to defeat them the Pentagon must beef up security from within. An independent study and an internal review ordered after the September 2013 massacre and released Tuesday said…

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NASA completes this year’s flights in search of climate change clues

Posted  March 19, 2014

NASA's Global Hawk research aircraft returned to its base at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., early morning March 14, marking the completion of flights in support of this year's Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment, a multi-year NASA airborne science campaign.

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NASA Armstrong aircraft, exhibits featured at L.A. County Air Show

Posted  March 19, 2014

NASA photograph by Tony Landis NASA’s high-altitude ER-2 aircraft No. 806 lifts off the runway at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif. NASA operates two ER-2s for airborne science research, electronic sensor research and development, satellite calibration and satellite data validation. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center will have a major presence at the inaugural…

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Former center director Lee Scherer remembered

Posted  March 19, 2014

NASA photograph Members of Lee Scherer’s family join former center director Ken Szalai (left) and current center director David McBride (right) for a group portrait under the X-1E. Present and former directors of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center joined together March 7 to reflect on a life of national service by the late Lee R….

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