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USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) has arrived at Changi Naval Base following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.

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Researchers announce wreckage from USS Indianapolis located

A team of civilian researchers led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul G. Allen has announced they have found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), which was lost July 30, 1945.

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Navy completes first LRASM free flight from B-1B Lancer

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin conducted the first free flight launch of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) from a B-1B Lancer Aug. 16 over Point Mugu Sea Range in California.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Military pilots in World War II had many obstacles to overcome before shipping off to war, and sometimes the obstacles were self-inflicted.

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Humbleness and preparation put Armstrong on moon

Dr. James Hansen, author of Neil Armstrong’s biography “First Man -- The Life of Neil A. Armstrong,” spoke at the Antelope Valley College Theatre as part of the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Colloquium series and discussed why Armstrong was the first man on the moon.

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Dragon installed to station for month of cargo swaps

Posted  August 16, 2017

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 9:07 a.m., EDT, Aug. 16. The hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony module of the space station is scheduled to be opened as soon as later today. CRS-12 is scheduled to deliver more than 6,400 pounds…

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U.S. Navy, Raytheon deliver 4,000th Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile

Posted  August 16, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have delivered the 4,000th Tomahawk™ Block IV cruise missile to the fleet. The highly advanced missile can circle for hours, shift course instantly on command and strike with pinpoint accuracy. Launched from ships or submarines, the Tomahawk missile can fly into heavily defended airspace 1,000 miles away to conduct…

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U.S. Air Force combat rescue helo radar warning receiver completes technical readiness level demo

Posted  August 16, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph The Lockheed Martin AN/APR-52 Radar Warning Receiver, which is part of the Combat Rescue Helicopter HH-60W Tactical Mission System Defensive Systems Suite, will provide critical threat detection capability for personnel recovery operations for U.S. military services A critical component of Lockheed Martin’s Tactical Mission System for the U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue…

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RAAF chief completes first flight in AIR 5428 PC-21

Posted  August 16, 2017

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft.

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Headlines – August 14, 2017

Posted  August 14, 2017

News Two U.S. troops killed, 5 injured in northern Iraq – Two U.S. service members were killed and five others were injured Aug. 13 while conducting combat operations in northern Iraq, officials with Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement.   U.S. fighter jet crash lands at Bahrain International Airport – A…

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