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Defense

Lockheed Martin delivers first HC-130J Combat King II to NY Air National Guard

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first of four HC-130J Combat King II aircraft today to representatives from the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing. This HC-130J will be operated by the 102nd Rescue Squadron at Francis S. Grabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y.

Business

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieves first flight

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight March 21 at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Fla., site.

Defense

F-35A crew swap provides flexibility for training, combat

Maintainers and pilots in the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently completed the first operational rapid crew swap exercise with the F-35A Lightning II.

Business

Northrop Grumman to support cyber, electronic warfare capabilities for Army forces

The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman as one of multiple companies competing for task orders issued under R4, an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with a ceiling of $982 million.

Space

NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover is put to the test

In a little more than seven minutes in the early afternoon of Feb. 18, 2021, NASA's Mars 2020 rover will execute about 27,000 actions and calculations as it speeds through the hazardous transition from the edge of space to Mars' Jezero Crater.


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Business

Boeing’s newest plane becomes its biggest headache

Posted  March 15, 2019

Boeing’s newest version of its best-selling airliner ever was supposed to boost its fortunes for years to come. Instead it has turned into the company’s biggest headache, with more than 40 countries — including the U.S., which had been one of the last holdouts — grounding the 737 Max 8 after a second fatal crash…

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Defense

SECAF, CSAF outline service’s priorities, aspirations to Senate subcommittee

Posted  March 15, 2019

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told senators March 13 that the service’s $165 billion budget for fiscal year 2020 is designed to make the force larger, more ready and modern while also positioning it to better confront changing threats in space and globally.

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Space

NASA’s new rocket won’t be ready for moon shot next year

Posted  March 15, 2019

NASA’s massive new rocket won’t be ready for a moon shot next year, the space agency’s top official told Congress March 13. Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he’s considering switching to commercial rockets to keep the June 2020 launch date. Bridenstine told a Senate committee that two private rockets would be needed, one to launch the…

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Sports

NASA astronauts arrive safely at space station

Posted  March 15, 2019

Three crew members have arrived safely at the International Space Station, following a successful launch and docking of their Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft March 14.

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Business

Lockheed Martin names new leaders for Mobility, Fighter programs

Posted  March 15, 2019

On March 14, Lockheed Martin announced Roderick McLean as vice president and general manager for the company’s Air Mobility & Maritime Missions organization, succeeding George Shultz, who will retire later this year. Additionally, Bridget Lauderdale will become vice president and general manager for the Integrated Fighter Group organization, succeeding McLean. Both appointments are effective April…

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