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USS Gerald R. Ford successfully sails into post-shakedown availability period

The Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), departed Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, July 15, 2018 to begin a post-shakedown availability (PSA) period at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

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RNLAF signs Boeing to Apache, Chinook services pact

Boeing and the Royal Netherlands Air Force signed a Combined Helicopter Support services agreement at the Royal International Air Tattoo July 14 that will provide maintenance, services and spare parts to the RNLAF’s fleet of AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.

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Boeing signs commitments for 40 high-capacity 737 MAX 8s, 53 MAX 8 airplanes

Boeing and four customers have signed commitments for a total of 93 737 MAX airplanes, including a carrier that has committed to 40 of the high-capacity version of the MAX 8 airplane.

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Austin, Texas, to be U.S. Army Futures Command location, says Army

Austin, Texas, will be the location for the new headquarters of U.S. Army Futures Command, Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper announced July 13 at a Pentagon press briefing.

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Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Spacecraft Begins Secondary Mission in Space

Northrop Grumman has announced that its Cygnus™ spacecraft, following a highly successful stay at the International Space Station, has departed from the station to begin the next phase of its mission.


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News Briefs – July 9, 2018

Posted  July 9, 2018

U.S. to keep Persian Gulf waterway open despite Iran threats The U.S. military is reiterating a promise to keep Persian Gulf waterways open to oil tankers as Iran renewed threats to close off the region. Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman for the U.S. military’s Central Command, told The Associated Press July 4that American sailors and…

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Lockheed Martin announces LM-1100J commercial freighter flying at Farnborough

Posted  July 9, 2018

Lockheed Martin will showcase its LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter at Farnborough International Airshow 2018, held in Farnborough, England, July 16-22.

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Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of record in late 2020

Posted  July 9, 2018

Army photograph by Sean Kimmons Pfc. Alex Colliver, foreground, pulls a 90-pound sled 50 meters that simulates the strength needed in pulling a battle buddy out of harm’s way during a pilot for the Army Combat Fitness Test, a six-event assessment designed to reduce injuries and replace the current Army Physical Fitness Test. Army senior…

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Lockheed Martin partners with Guardtime Federal for innovative cyber technology

Posted  July 9, 2018

Lockheed Martin is expanding its work with Guardtime Federal to integrate a variety of integrity and cyber-related capabilities into Lockheed Martin aircraft products and processes.  The new contract builds on specialized mission support testing in 2015, and the integration systems and support contract related to supply chain risk and software development management in 2017. This time…

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Milestone MQ-8C Fire Scout IOC test, evaluation complete

Posted  July 9, 2018

USS Coronado (LCS 4) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, June 29.

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