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Former Lockheed Exec Ryan McCarthy to Be Nominated as Army Undersecretary

Ryan McCarthy, former vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 sustainment program, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as undersecretary of the U.S. Army. McCarthy held various roles within the corporate and F-35 program offices at Lockheed during his career there and led the organizational design and restructuring of the company’s sustainment …

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Aircraft Systems Top Marine Corps’ FY 2018 Unfunded Priorities List

The U.S. Marines Corps has submitted its fiscal year 2018 unfunded priorities list to Congress, which requests a total of $3.18 billion including $2.36 billion for aircraft and aviation systems procurement, USNI News reported Monday. The list includes two Sikorsky-built CH-53K Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters worth $287.7 million; four Lockheed Martin-made KC-130J transport …

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US National Security Adviser HR McMaster Talks to Indian Officials About Bilateral Cooperation

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss topics such as defense and counterterrorism cooperation between the U.S. and India. McMaster, a U.S. Army lieutenant general, also spoke with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, the U.S. embassy in India said Tuesday. The Indian officials discussed how both countries could help address regional peace and stability challenges …

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Navy Updates Tomahawk Weapons Control System for Surface, Subsurface Platforms

The U.S. Navy has added an updated a Lockheed Martin-built weapons control system to the service branch’s fleet that includes Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and nuclear powered cruise missile submarines. The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office, designated as PMA-280, updated the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System‘s processors and software in an effort to avoid hardware obsolescence …

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US, Pacific Allies to Discuss F-35 at Hawaii Symposium

The Pacific Air Forces is hosting a two-day inaugural F-35 symposium in Hawaii for U.S. allies and partners in the Pacific region to discuss efforts related to the Lockheed Martin-built joint strike fighter aircraft. The Defense Department said Monday the event will take place at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and bring together officials who oversee …

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NRL Backs NASA Research Efforts to Measure Water Levels in Snow

The Naval Research Laboratory’s Scientific Development Squadron One, also designated VXS-1, has participated in a NASA-sponsored event that tested a variety of sensors and techniques used to water measurements in snow. NRL said Wednesday the SnowEx mission tested sensors, scanners and radar systems aboard the VXS-1’s Lockheed Martin-built NP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft …

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