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Lockheed Martin acquires high-speed wind tunnel, plans upgrades

Courtesy photograph A RATTLRS cruise-missile inlet undergoes testing at the High Speed Wind Tunnel at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie. Lockheed Martin recently purchased the facility and plans numerous upgrades. Lockheed Martin has purchased a wind tunnel that is one of only two of its kind in the United States, and…

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NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover finishes marathon

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win.

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NASA announces teams for 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given Pedaling across a simulated alien landscape of rock, craters and shifting sand is one of the nearly 90 teams of high school, college and university students from across the United States and around the world who competed in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 11-12, 2014, at the U.S. Space & Rocket…

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Seventy-three years ago, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

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U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrates 70 years

More than 300 staff, students and graduate “Testers” of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrated 70 years since the school was established at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., March 12.


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Near Infrared Camera Integrated into space telescope

Posted  April 9, 2014

Lockheed Martin and the University of Arizona have delivered the primary imaging instrument of the James Webb Space Telescope to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The new Near Infrared Camera, or NIRCam, has been successfully integrated within the heart of the telescope, known as the Integrated Science Instrument Module. The integration completes the suite of…

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Joint Staff official discusses Russian military evolution

Posted  April 9, 2014

Russias conventional military is a regional power, but has limited capability for global power projection, the Joint Staffs director for strategic plans and policy told Congress April 8. Navy Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe discussed the evolution of Russian conventional military power during testimony alongside Derek Chollet, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs,…

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Significant milestone met as progress continues on AWACS upgrade

Posted  April 9, 2014

An important milestone was recently reached on a significant upgrade improving capabilities for the Airborne Warning and Control System, better known as AWACS.

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Northrop Grumman ships payload module two months early for AEHF satellite

Posted  April 9, 2014

Northrop Grumman photograph by Alex Evers Integration of the payload module for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected communications satellite underway at Northrop Grumman’s facilities in Redondo Beach, Calif., prior to its recent shipment. Northrop Grumman provides AEHF payloads to Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., AEHF system prime contractor. REDONDO BEACH, Calif….

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Fourth AEHF protected communications satellite begins integration months ahead of schedule

Posted  April 9, 2014

The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite produced by Lockheed Martin is taking shape after early deliveries of its payload and propulsion core. AEHF-4, expected to launch in 2017, will enable the constellation to reach full operational capability.

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NASA looks to go beyond batteries for space exploration

Posted  April 9, 2014

NASA is seeking proposals for the development of new, more capable, energy storage technologies to replace the battery technology that has long powered America’s space program. The core technologies solicited in the Wednesday call for proposals will advance energy storage solutions for the space program and other government agencies, such as the Department of Energy’s…

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Lockheed Martin, ONR demonstrate airborne autonomy technology

Posted  April 9, 2014

As autonomous technologies continue to develop and grow within the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin and the Office of Naval Research successfully demonstrated the Lockheed Martin OPTIMUS mission system’s ability to accomplish an autonomous approach and landing in an unprepared environment. The system enhances the onboard intelligence of the vehicle and…

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Hammack testifies on 2015 budget, calls for BRAC in 2017

Posted  April 9, 2014

The Army’s assistant secretary for Installations, Energy and Environment told senators that the Army needs another round of base realignment and closure in 2017. Katherine G. Hammack, along with her Defense Department and service counterparts, testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee April 2. She presented the Army’s fiscal year 2015 military construction, or MILCON,…

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Kelly Aviation Center is now Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions

Posted  April 9, 2014

Kelly Aviation Center, a leading provider of aircraft engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul for international commercial and military customers, has changed its name to Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions. “Since 1999, we have been proud to be Lockheed Martin’s only jet engine MRO service provider,” said Amy Gowder, vice president and general manager of LMCES….

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Lockheed Martin opens new office in Israel

Posted  April 9, 2014

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson officially opened the company’s newest office in Israel April 9 to support the corporation’s growing presence in that important country. The new office, located in Be’er Sheva, further demonstrates the Corporation’s commitment to supporting the Israeli Defense Force and their “Move to the South” campaign. “The opening…

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