Tag Archives: Lockheed Martin

Booz Allen Appoints Matt Tarascio as Strategic Innovation Group Senior Vice President; Steve Escaravage Quoted

Matt Tarascio

Booz Allen Hamilton announced on Wednesday its appointment of Matt Tarascio as a senior vice president in the strategic innovation group (SIG). He will lead the analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) business in support of the Department of Defense (DOD) and spearhead Booz Allen’s efforts to accelerate the integration of analytics, data science and AI capabilities for public and private-sector missions.

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Air Force Puts Hypersonic Missile Warhead Through Detonation Test

Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Air Force set off a hypersonic missile warhead for the first time during a recent Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon test held at Eglin AF Base in Florida. USAF said Wednesday that its 780th Test Squadron aimed to evaluate the lethality of the rocket-powered hypersonic technology via the detonation event.

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SOS International Appoints Michael Garson as General Counsel, Kimberly Parker as VP for Contracts; CEO Julian Setian Quoted

Julian Setian

SOS International (SOSi) announced on Tuesday that the company has appointed Michael Garson as general counsel and Kimberly Parker as vice president for Contracts. Garson possesses over two decades of experience in the defense, technology and telecommunications industries. Parker joins SOSi from Applied Insight, where she worked as the chief administrative officer, corporate secretary, and vice president of Contracts, Ethics and Compliance.

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Air Force Plans Close-Air Support Transition With A-10 Retirement; John Roth Quoted

John Roth

The Department of the Air Force plans to begin retiring older A-10 Warthog aircraft units and transfer close air support and rescue missions from Nellis AF Base in Nevada to Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona starting next fiscal year. “This realignment will consolidate all A-10 and HH-60 test, training, and weapon school activity at one location, allowing Airmen in these mission areas to train together for future threats," John Roth, acting secretary of the Air Force.

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DOD Agencies, Space Force Eye Multiorbit Sensor Network for Hypersonic Missile Detection

Multi-Orbit Sensor

The U.S. Space Force, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Department of Defense’s Space Development Agency (SDA) are pursuing the development of a multi-orbit sensor network that can help detect and monitor hypersonic and ballistic missiles. The Space Force is advancing the development of a constellation of Next-Generation Overhead Infrared missile warning satellites through contracts with Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin.

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Lockheed Martin Elects Patricia Yarrington to Board Of Directors; CEO James Taiclet Quoted

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin announced on Tuesday that the company’s board of directors has elected Patricia E. Yarrington to the board. Yarrington possesses 38 years of executive experience and recently retired as Chevron Corporation's chief financial officer. She was the vice president of Policy, Government and Public Affairs from 2002 to 2007 and vice president of Strategic Planning from 2000 to 2002.

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DOD Plans To Replace DMSP Weather Satellites Within Five Years; Gen. David Thompson Quoted

Gen. David Thompson

The Department of Defense (DOD) is on track to replace the aging polar-orbiting Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) with two new military satellite systems designed to monitor weather data. The recent developments follow an unsuccessful attempt to replace the DMSP with only one satellite system that satisfied both civil and military requirements.

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NASA Prepares Navigation System for Future Supersonic Flight Tests


NASA has test-flied a system that would help aircraft get into precise positions during supersonic flight. The space agency said Wednesday it tested the Airborne Location Integrating Geospatial Navigation System in preparation for future demonstrations of the Lockheed Martin-made X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology or QueSST plane.

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Lockheed, Air Force Start up F-16 Production Line to Support Foreign Allies; Col. Brian Pearson Quoted

F-16 Production

Lockheed Martin has opened a new production line for Block 70/72 of the F-16 aircraft to address the jet's growing demand from foreign military sales customers. The new production line will operate in partnership with the U.S. Air Force from Lockheed's existing site in Greenville, South Carolina, the service branch said Tuesday.

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Space Force, Industry Partners Integrate 5th SBIRS Satellite, Launch Vehicle

SBIRS Satellite

The U.S. Space Force, Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance have finished encapsulation of the service branch's next missile detection and early warning satellite into a launch vehicle fairing platform and integrated the spacecraft with a ULA-built rocket. The fifth Space Based Infrared System is scheduled to lift off Monday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida aboard an Atlas V rocket, marking the first National Security Space Launch mission this year at the military facility.

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