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Improved Multiple Launch Rocket System tested at White Sands Missile Range

More than 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., or WSMR, to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS.

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AF Special Operations Command receives first AC-130J

The first AC-130J Ghostrider landed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 29, making it Air Force Special Operations Command’s first AC-130J.

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Lockheed Martin successfully tests design changes for Orion

Lockheed Martin engineers have successfully completed testing of design changes made to the NASA Orion spacecraft’s fairing separation system. These changes resulted from data collected during Orion’s first test flight Dec. 5, 2014.

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CH-46 ‘Phrog’ makes its last hop

It’s the last hop for the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter commonly known as the “Phrog.”

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Surface-to-surface missile test for LCS successful

Engineering development tests of modified Longbow Hellfire missiles for use on littoral combat ships were successfully conducted in June the Navy reported July 30.


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Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

Posted  July 22, 2015

The jets won't arrive for another few months, but Hill Air Force Base, Utah, activated its first F-35 Lightning II fighter squadron during a ceremony July 17.

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Raytheon, partners develop low-cost, high-tech airframe for U.S. Air Force decoy

Posted  July 22, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon, in partnership with Fokker and Dallara, has developed a lower-cost carbon fiber airframe for the U.S. Air Force’s Miniature Air Launched Decoy by applying robotics and formula racing technologies. The three companies reduced airframe production costs by 25 percent. The new innovative composite design will be included in this year’s Lot 7 production….

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Lockheed Martin completes sixth open mission systems flight

Posted  July 22, 2015

Lockheed Martin successfully integrated and flight tested seven Open Mission Systems payloads in a span of less than three months into a U-2 Dragon Lady, marking the corporation’s sixth demonstration flight in support of the U.S. Air Force’s OMS vision.

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POW visits Pentagon tribute section, reminisces about hard times

Posted  July 22, 2015

Retired Col. Leon Ellis was a prisoner of war for 1,955 days during the Vietnam War. During a July 16 visit to the Pentagon, he and his family stopped by the Air Force POW tribute section. Ellis said some painful memories flooded back about his time as a POW as he viewed the paintings.

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Japan annual defense paper shows heightened worry over China

Posted  July 22, 2015

Japan emphasized China as a threat in escalating regional tensions in this year’s annual defense report as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government tries to convince the public of the need to pass legislation to give Japan’s military a greater role. The report, approved July 21 by the Cabinet, was delayed for more than a week…

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Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 begins in Ukraine

Posted  July 22, 2015

The "Warriors" of Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 began their multi-national exercise at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center with an opening ceremony here, July 20.

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NASA satellite camera provides ‘EPIC’ view of Earth

Posted  July 22, 2015

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

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AEHF low cost terminal completes information assurance CDR

Posted  July 22, 2015

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–A Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and TeleCommunication Systems team has completed the Critical Design Review for the information assurance elements of the Low Cost Terminal. Completion of the CDR clears the way for the team to build hardware and software for the information assurance element or end cryptographic unit. LCT is an initiative…

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Optimism helped Vietnam vet survive as POW

Posted  July 22, 2015

When 2nd Lt. John "Spike" Nasmyth climbed into his F-4 Phantom II on Sept. 4, 1966, to fly a combat mission over Vietnam, he never foresaw that he'd be blown out of the sky by a surface-to-air missile.

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Headlines July 20, 2015

Posted  July 20, 2015

News: Lockheed to buy United Tech’s Sikorsky for over $8 billion – source – Lockheed Martin, the largest U.S. weapons maker, has agreed to buy United Technologies Corp’s Sikorsky Aircraft unit, the maker of Black Hawk helicopters, for over $8 billion, a source familiar with the negotiations said July 19.   Business: Super Tucano, Embraer soaring…

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