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Presidential helicopter replacement program achieves milestone

Lockheed Martin announced July 25, 2016, the successful execution of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Critical Design Review, signaling the program is ready to proceed to assembly, test and evaluation.

Navy photograph by Lt. Bryce Hadley Defense

Navy conducts first LCS Harpoon missile test at RIMPAC

Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully executed the first live-fire over-the-horizon missile test using a Harpoon Block IC missile, July 19, during the Navy's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.

Air Force photograph by TSgt. David Salanitri Defense

U-2 returns to Red Flag

The 9th Reconnaissance Wing is taking part in Red Flag 16-3, which is nothing new, as the wing regularly supports Red Flags.

NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes Local

Kids learn about mom, dad’s work at NASA Armstrong

Izadel “Izzy” Rosas sits in the cockpit of the F/A-18, grabs a hold of the control stick and smiles.

SSL-robot Business

SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing

Space Systems Loral, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced it has received $20.7 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design and build robotic arm flight hardware for the first phase of the agency's Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program.


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Defense

Growlers soar with B-1Bs around Ellsworth AFB

Posted  July 20, 2016

Navy EA-18G Growlers have joined B-1B Lancers during the past several weeks in the skies around Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., for electronic attack training.

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Business

Airbus recognizes three UTC Aerospace Systems’ business units for top performance

Posted  July 20, 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., was recently honored by Airbus with three awards as part of Airbus’s 2015 Supply Chain and Quality Improvement Program. The annual program recognizes top suppliers for excellence and sustainable performance on serial production. UTC Aerospace Systems’ Actuation & Propeller Systems and Interiors businesses received Best Performer…

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Defense

F-15’s new advanced high-speed mission computer makes first flight

Posted  July 20, 2016

Air Force photograph An F-15E Strike Eagle lands at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 8, 2016, after a mission in which Boeing’s F-15 mission systems recorded its first flight with the Advanced Display Core Processor II. The advanced mission computer, based on commercial technology, provides multi-core processing capabilities propelling the F-15 to the forefront…

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Space & Technology

NASA’s Viking data lives on, inspires 40 years later

Posted  July 20, 2016

Forty years ago, NASA's Viking mission made history when it became the first mission to successfully land a fully operational spacecraft on Mars.

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Defense

B-52 testing conducted at AEDC continues to pay off

Posted  July 20, 2016

Testing performed at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex proves critical to validate safe separation of new munitions from the B-52 Stratofortress, which has recently flight-demonstrated a joint direct attack munitions drop from the internal bay for the first time. “The B-52 Stratofortress continues to deliver strategic capabilities to project power and secure the peace into…

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