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Navy Program Puts Lockheed, Austal in Shipbuilding Competition

The Navy has selected two contracting firms to manufacture 55 vessels for its $37.4 billion Littoral Combat Ships program, Federal News Radio reports. The program has placed Lockheed Martin Corp. and the Australia-based firm Austal in a head-to-head competition to see who can produce the highest quality vessels at a …

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Report: Air Force Soon to Test Lockheed F-35

Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet could be taking test flights in the coming weeks, according to DodBuzz. Gen. Edward Rice, commander of Air Education and Training Command, said during a press conference that the Air Force has been awaiting military flight clearance for the fleet. Rice said that after clearance …

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NASA Planning Lockheed Orion Test Flight in 2014

NASA revealed plans Tuesday on the Federal Business Opportunities procurement website for an unmanned test flight of its Orion space capsule. According to NextGov.com, NASA said this flight will test the entry, descent and landing functions, including the heat shield, propulsion, guidance, navigation, control and parachute recovery systems of the …

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NASA Gathers Gateway Design Input From Industry Prototypes; Mike Gernhardt Quoted

NASA is evaluating five mockups representative of proposed designs for facilities of Gateway, the space agency's future outpost for manned lunar missions, Reuters reported Thursday. Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corp. and Bigelow Aerospace each submitted outpost prototypes with funds from a $65M allotment.

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VA Introduces Scheduling Tool for Veteran Appointments

The Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a new scheduling capability in support of the agency's plans to modernize its appointment system, Nextgov reported Thursday. Jointly built by Lockheed Martin's Systems Made Simple subsidiary and Epic, the Medical Appointment Scheduling System has been fielded at the Chalmers. P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center in Ohio until June 2020.

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NASA Identifies Potential Sites for Asteroid Bennu Material Sampling Mission

NASA has chosen four candidate areas on asteroid Bennu that may serve as sample collection sites for the Lockheed Martin-built Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer spacecraft. The selected sites measure 16 to 33 feet in radius and contain "ponds" of fine grain material that may work as samples for high-resolution observation procedures, the agency said Tuesday

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Navy to Commission Newest Freedom-Variant Littoral Combat Ship

The U.S. Navy will commission its newest Freedom-class littoral combat ship into service on Saturday at the Naval Air Station in Key West, Fl. The Lockheed Martin-build USS Billings, named after the largest city in Montana, to support the Navy's missions in near-shore and open-ocean environments, the Department of Defense said Wednesday

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Dr. Andrew Jenkins, Chief Data Scientist of Data 2 Insights for Maxar Technologies, Announced as Panelist for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Intel Summit on July 31st

Dr. Andrew Jenkins, the chief data scientists of Data 2 Insights for Maxar Technologies, will be featured as an expert panelist during for Potomac Officers Club’s 6th Annual Intel Summit on July 31st. He will be joined by Linda Foster of Lockheed Martin and Alexander Miller of the U.S. Army. Don’t wait to register for tomorrow’s summit. Click here to register for the 2019 Intel Summit. 

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