Lockheed Martin’s Miniature Hit-to-Kill Interceptor Matures to Development Stage

PARIS, June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Army Cruise Missile Defense Systems Project Office awarded Lockheed Martin a $2.6 million dollar contract to mature the Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) interceptor, evaluate its effectiveness and demonstrate manufacturing readiness as part of the Extended Mission Area Missile Program. Announced by the company at the Eurosatory exhibition, this award marks the MHTK’s transition from the Science and Technology (S&T) phase to the Development phase.

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NASA to Hold Media Teleconference on Martian Dust Storm, Mars Opportunity Rover

NASA to Hold Media Teleconference on Martian Dust Storm, Mars Opportunity Rover

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Mars, as seen by Mars Global Surveyor in 2003.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 13, to discuss a massive Martian dust storm affecting operations of the agency’s Opportunity rover and what scientists can learn from the various missions studying this unprecedented event.

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NASA Flies Large Unmanned Aircraft in Public Airspace Without Chase Plane for First Time

Aircraft maintenance crews at NASA‘s Armstrong Flight Research Center prepare the remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft for a test flight June 12, 2018. The test flight was performed to validate key technologies and operations necessary for the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval to fly the aircraft in the public airspace without a safety chase aircraft.

Credits: NASA/Ken Ulbrich

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, is flown in preparation for its first mission in public airspace without a safety chase aircraft.

Credits: NASA/Carla Thomas

Engineers at NASA‘s Armstrong Flight Research Center monitor the remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft from a mission control room during a test flight June 12, 2018.

Credits: NASA/Ken Ulbrich

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft on Tuesday. This historic flight moves the United States one step closer to normalizing unmanned aircraft operations in the airspace used by commercial and private pilots.

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Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Deliver 300th F-35 Aircraft

F-35 Enterprise Ramps Up Production and Reduces Costs

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered the 300th production F-35 aircraft, demonstrating the program’s continued progress and momentum. The 300th aircraft is a U.S. Air Force F-35A, to be delivered to Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

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BAE Systems Debuts iFighting® for Combat Vehicles at Eurosatory

PARIS, France — BAE Systems will present a new solution for addressing the challenge of battlefield situational awareness at the 2018 Eurosatory trade show in Paris this week. Called iFighting®, the technology is designed to optimize vehicle and crew performance by harnessing data to enable faster decision-making in combat.

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