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2011-08-16 09:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has successfully completed acoustic testing of the second Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-2) spacecraft. The U.S. Air Force's SBIRS satellites provide the nation with significantly improved missile warning capabilities and simultaneously support other critical missions including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness. During acoustic testing, the fully...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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