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Boeing, Air Force demonstrate Minuteman III readiness in flight test

Boeing supported the U.S. Air Force’s successful flight test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, which demonstrated the readiness of that system to deter nuclear threats.

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Raytheon Griffin C flight tests demonstrate in-flight retargeting capability

Raytheon has successfully completed flight tests of its Griffin™ C increased capability missile.

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Insitu announces ScanEagle 2 – the next generation of ScanEagle platform

From its booth at the Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris, Insitu Oct. 29 announced ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its revolutionary ScanEagle platform. Leveraging lessons learned from more than 800,000 operational hours.

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‘Grim Reapers’ introduce Oceana to F-35C

The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 returned to Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., Oct. 28, bringing with them the future of Naval aviation.

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Army evaluates DARPA’s futuristic soft exosuit

Army researchers are evaluating prototype devices developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.


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News Briefs October 15, 2014

Posted  October 15, 2014

Navy stops search for missing island worker The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard have suspended the search for a civilian employee working on the military’s San Clemente Island off Southern California. The Navy said Oct. 14 that U.S. Navy and Coast Guard helicopters, two Coast Guard cutters and Los Angeles County rescue crews combed the…

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Lockheed Martin pursuing compact nuclear fusion reactor concept

Posted  October 15, 2014

PALMDALE, Calif. – The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® team is working on a new compact fusion reactor that can be developed and deployed in as little as ten years. Currently, there are several patents pending that cover their approach. While fusion itself is not new, the Skunk Works has built on more than 60 years…

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Boeing delivers 18th P-8A Poseidon to U.S. Navy

Posted  October 15, 2014

Boeing delivered the 18th P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy ahead of schedule Oct. 14, where it joined other Poseidon aircraft being used to train Navy crews.

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Qatar becomes 8th international customer for Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 missile

Posted  October 15, 2014

The government of Qatar has selected Lockheed Martinís PAC-3 Missile, becoming the newest international customer for the program. The initial contract is for missile and command launch system production. The PAC-3 Missile will provide the Qatar Air Force with proven, reliable performance with unmatched hit-to-kill lethality,î said Scott Arnold, vice president of PAC-3 programs at…

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Scientific balloon launch highlights NASA exhibit at Balloon Fiesta

Posted  October 15, 2014

A live television transmission of the launch of a high-altitude balloon carrying a NASA scientific payload Oct. 8 provided an extra perk for visitors to the NASA exhibit at the 43rd International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Lockheed Martin pursuing compact nuclear fusion reactor concept

Posted  October 15, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlYClniDFkM&feature=player_embedded PALMDALE, Calif. The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works team is working on a new compact fusion reactor that can be developed and deployed in as little as ten years. Currently, there are several patents pending that cover their approach. While fusion itself is not new, the Skunk Works has built on more than 60 years…

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Preparing for Antarctic flights in California desert

Posted  October 15, 2014

NASA photograph by John Sonntag The constellation Ursa Major looms over a GPS-equipped survey vehicle and a ground station to its left at El Mirage Dry Lake. By comparing elevation readings from both GPS sources, researchers can build an elevation map to precisely calibrate the laser altimeter for ice thickness measurements. At first glance, a…

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Lockheed Martin awarded $124.6 million THAAD contract

Posted  October 15, 2014

The Missile Defense Agency recently awarded Lockheed Martin a $124.6 million fixed-price contract for the manufacture and delivery of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) ground components. The contract provides for the delivery of U.S. government THAAD launchers, support equipment, fire control and communication spares, and launcher spares. “THAAD provides the Warfighter with the requisite…

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F-35 performs at MCAS Miramar Airshow

Posted  October 15, 2014

The F-35 made its first appearance at an air show in California as the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II performed a demo of its STOVL capabilities and was on static display during the 2014 Miramar Air Show.

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Northrop Grumman awarded Lockheed Martin contract for SBIRS GEO-5, GEO-6 satellite payloads

Posted  October 15, 2014

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $422 million contract from Lockheed Martin to produce sensor payloads on the fifth and sixth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellites, known as GEO-5 and GEO-6. The U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS provides the nation with continuous early warning of ballistic missile launches and other tactical intelligence. “Northrop…

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