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Space Race 2.0: SpaceX rival Lockheed Martin reveals plan for Mars

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The race to Mars is heating up. Elon Musk recently announced his plans to colonize the Red Planet, but he’s not the only one. Lockheed Martin and NASA have their own plans for a manned Mars mission and are hoping to send people there within a decade. Not to be outdone by Musk, Lockheed unveiled its own plans to send humans to the Red Planet at the same International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide,... 

Pentagon: F-35 Unfit For Combat With 276 Deficiencies and Counting

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The F-35 stealth fighter jet suffers from hundreds of problems and won’t be fully combat-capable before 2020, says a scathing report from the Pentagon’s top evaluator. New issues keep cropping up, and fixing them all may cost over $1 billion. Dr. Michael Gilmore’s damning assessment is part of the massive annual report for fiscal year 2016, and his 62-page dossier devoted to the F-35 paints... 

Russia superior to US in space technology

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The US government’s recent order of Russian rocket engines shows that America has become inferior to Russia in space technology, says an American analyst and former US Army officer. United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, said Wednesday it had ordered 20 new RD-180 rocket engines from Russia on top of 29 engines it ordered last year. The Russian engines will... 

US May Forget About Air Supremacy With F-35

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Don’t be fooled by the sounds of champagne corks popping, there is nothing to celebrate about the newest F-35 stealth warplane whom defense analyst David Axe calls a “second-rate” fighter “seriously outclassed by even older Russian and Chinese jets” let alone cutting edge aircraft. The Pentagon’s darling has recently received some positive coverage. Defense contractor... 

UK's nuclear weapons web data routed through Ukraine

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UK traffic diverted through Ukraine included nuclear weapon maker AWE. Sensitive data from around 170 major companies, including the UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment and Lockheed Martin, might have be compromised after British Telecom web traffic was accidentally rerouted through Ukraine. The hijacking of the companies took place over a 90-minute period Thursday, while many British Telecom customers... 

US launches high-resolution spy satellite into space

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The United States has launched into space a surveillance satellite capable of capturing images of objects only one foot (30 centimeters) across. Colorado-based company DigitalGlobe owns and operates the World View 3 satellite, which was flown into space on board an Atlas 5 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California’s Central Coast on Wednesday. The project is joined by Lockheed Martin... 

US successfully test fires Aegis Ashore missile shield

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The US has successfully test-fired Aegis Ashore, the land-based version of the naval antiballistic missile system, which is to be deployed in Eastern Europe starting next year despite Moscow’s objections. The US Missile Defense Agency and the Navy have for the first time test-fired the land-based version of Aegis BMD on Tuesday, with engineers from Lockheed Martin, producer of the system, participating... 

US tests classified spy drone with ‘superior stealth, efficiency capabilities’

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The US Air Force is testing a large, top secret drone at Area 51, which outdoes the currently used unmanned aircrafts in terms of stealth and aerodynamic efficiency, US media report. The new superior drone is scheduled to enter production and may be operational for the US Air Force as early as 2015, an exclusive report by Aviation Week magazine said. According to unnamed defense and intelligence officials,... 

Lockheed Martin announces plans for SR-72 hypersonic spy drone

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Aircraft experts and military aficionados have cause to rejoice now that Lockheed Martin has debuted the SR-72 unmanned spy plane, the long-awaited successor to the SR-71 Blackbird and potentially the first hypersonic craft to enter service. Plans for the SR-72 drone were first unveiled Friday in an Aviation Week article which revealed that Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works advanced development program... 

NASA to build 2500 mph supersonic passenger jet

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Artist’s impression of the new supersonic commercial passenger aircraft which will fly at speeds of 2,500 mph Aircraft enthusiasts are waiting with growing anticipation for the unveiling of plans for a supersonic jet that may be able to fly London to Sydney in just four hours. U.S. builders – helped by the Nasa space agency – will reveal the prototype successors to Concorde at the... 

Iran Airs Footage of Downed US Drone

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Iran has released video footage of the most advanced US reconnaissance drone which was downed by the Iranian Army in the eastern part of the Islamic Republic earlier this week. On Sunday December 4, the Iranian Army’s electronic warfare unit downed with minimum damage the US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft which was flying over the Iranian city of Kashmar, some 140 miles (225km) from the Afghan... 
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