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Second phase of Multi-Domain Task Force pilot headed to Europe

After recent testing of multi-domain operations in the Pacific, the Army now plans to expand its future warfighting concept to Europe this coming fiscal year. As part of the second phase of the Multi-Domain Task Force pilot program, a new specialized unit with the 41st Field Artillery Brigade as its foundation will experiment with capabilities in Europe.

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F-35 ITF conducts first shipborne rolling vertical landing on HMS Queen Elizabeth

The first ever Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing was carried out Oct. 13, 2018, with an F-35B conducting trials onboard the new British aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Aerotech News Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA – October 5, 2018 Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! Our special editorial focus this month is “NASA: 60 Years and Counting” – we hope you enjoy this special look at…

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News Briefs – October 8, 2018

Posted  October 8, 2018

One U.S. military member killed in Afghanistan The U.S. military says one service member has been killed in action in Afghanistan. Twenty-three-year-old Spec. James A. Slape from Morehead City, N.C., died Oct. 4 as a result of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device in Helmand Province. The incident is under investigation. Slape was assigned…

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Vandenberg launches SpaceX’s Falcon 9

Posted  October 8, 2018

On Oct. 7 at 7:21 p.m., PDT, SpaceX successfully launched the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The satellite was deployed about 12 minutes after liftoff.

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Lockheed Martin solicits ideas for commercial payloads on Orion spacecraft

Posted  October 8, 2018

At the International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany, Oct. 5, Lockheed Martin announced it is studying interest in flying commercial payloads aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft. The market analysis is the first step toward the company’s vision of bringing commercial opportunities to deep space and fostering a thriving commercial marketplace beyond low-Earth orbit. Lockheed Martin is…

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U.S. Army awards Lockheed Martin contract extending AN/TPQ-53 radar range

Posted  October 8, 2018

Lockheed Martin photograph The multi-mission Q-53 protects troops in combat by detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying the location of enemy indirect fire. The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a contract modification to insert Gallium Nitride into the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) radar as part of the full rate production configuration. The Q-53 is the most modern radar…

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Centcom commander discusses regional hotspots

Posted  October 8, 2018

Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Iran are just a few of the hotspots the commander of U.S. Central Command spoke about Oct. 4 as he discussed the range of operations in the area during a Pentagon news conference.

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