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Russia to only use ISS until 2020: official

Russia to only use ISS until 2020: official

A senior Russian official said Tuesday that Russia will only need the International Space Station (ISS) until 2020, as previous plans by Washington to use it until 2024 were thrown into doubt amid the Ukraine crisis. “We are planning to […]


Russian Proton rocket carrying advanced satellite crashes

Russian Proton rocket carrying advanced satellite crashes

A Russian Proton rocket with an advanced satellite on board crashed outside of Kazakhstan’s territory after lift-off, RIA Novosti cited a source as saying. There are so far no reports of damage or casualties. The rocket could have crashed over […]


French foreign minister defends sale of warships to Russia

French foreign minister defends sale of warships to Russia

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius defended Tuesday in Washington the sale of two warships to Russia, despite US opposition — while leaving open the door to re-examine the contract in October. Per a 2011 agreement worth $1.2 billion, France is […]


Lockheed Integrates Latest Ground Control Station Technology with Fury UAS

Lockheed Integrates Latest Ground Control Station Technology with Fury UAS

To increase expeditionary capabilities in its long endurance Group 3 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), Lockheed Martin recently fielded its newest Expeditionary Ground Control Station, or “xGCS”, for use with the Fury UAS. Following its development and manufacturing in Huntsville, Ala., […]


US Plans $790M AT-6C Texan II aircraft Sale to Iraq

US Plans $790M AT-6C Texan II aircraft Sale to Iraq

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for AT-6C Texan II aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $790 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency […]


Australia to Buy AIM 9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles

Australia to Buy AIM 9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for AIM 9X-2 Sidewinder missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $534 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency […]


Exercise Eager Tiger 2014 off to a roaring start

Exercise Eager Tiger 2014 off to a roaring start

Exercise Eager Tiger 2014 officially kicked off May 11, 2014 at an air base in northern Jordan, bringing together U.S. and Jordanian military forces and giving them the chance to participate in friendly competitions while expressing their commitment to regional […]


Special Operations Command Leads Development of ‘Iron Man’ Suit

Special Operations Command Leads Development of ‘Iron Man’ Suit

The U.S. Special Operations Command is using unprecedented outreach and collaboration to develop something special with revolutionary capabilities. The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, is the vision of Navy Adm. William H. McRaven, SOCOM’s commander. He challenged industry […]


Romania Welcomed Into The F-16 Family

Romania Welcomed Into The F-16 Family

Romania was officially welcomed into the Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] F-16 family at a reception preceding the Black Sea Defense Aerospace tradeshow here today. The Romanian Air Force is the 28th customer of the most widely used 4th generation multi-role fighter […]


 
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