Always At War, Organizational Culture in Strategic Air Command, 1946-62

Other authors have covered aspects of SAC, its people and equipment but this is the first book to provide a comprehensive review of the establishment of SAC and its evolution through the Cold War. It is difficult to underestimate the importance of SAC in the winning of the Cold War with the Soviet Union – Strongly Recommended.


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Modernized Lockheed Martin Trident II D5 Missile Test Certifies Submarine for Patrol

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — With the successful launch of two Trident II D5 Life Extension missiles built and upgraded by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Navy submarine USS Nebraska demonstrated the readiness of the crew and strategic weapon system. The test, known as Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (DASO) 28, took place in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California March 26.

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Lockheed Martin to Integrate its Tank Protection Technology for Testing on U.S. Army Vehicles

ORLANDO, Fla., March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a next-phase contract to continue maturing the Modular Active Protection Systems (MAPS) controller base kit hardware and software and to support government integration efforts ahead of platform demonstrations scheduled to take place through 2019.

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Lockheed Martin, Poland Sign Agreement for Hit-to-Kill PAC-3 MSE Missile

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 MSE Missile launches in a recent test. (PRNewsFoto/Lockheed Martin)

WARSAW, Poland, March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today U.S. and Polish officials formalized an agreement for Poland to purchase Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles and related support equipment. With today’s announcement, Poland becomes the fifth international customer to sign an agreement to procure PAC-3 MSE.

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U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center orders 300 additional M-Code GPS receivers from Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins M-Code receivers will enable the next generation of reliable and secure GPS navigation for military applications

• Supports continued M-Code integration effort by the Department of Defense

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 22, 2018) – Rockwell Collins has received a follow-on order for 300 Military Code (M-Code) GPS receivers from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (USAF SMC). The order comes after the recent fulfillment of 770 receivers in support of the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program.

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Seven At Santa Cruz, The Life of Fighter Ace Stanley “Swede” Vejtasa

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The author has produced an absorbing biography of WWII naval hero Stanley “Swede” Vejtasa. “Swede” flew the SBD Dauntless dive-bomber and the F4F Wildcat fighter during the start of the Pacific War – Most Highly Recommended.


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Air War Archive, Dornier Do17, The Luftwaffe’s ‘Flying Pencil’ Rare Luftwaffe Photographs From Wartime Collections

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The publisher has established a number of series of books featuring many rare photographs and these have become very popular with an expanding readership, beyond the original target of historians, professionals and military enthusiasts. This new addition to popular the Air War Archive series is a worthy addition with some excellent photographs that have not been published before in books available to the general public – Highly Recommended.


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The Allied War Against France

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The euphoria generated by the successful landings in Normandy, and the subsequent breakout from the beachheads, has largely glossed over the consequences and collateral damage in France. The author has provided a worthy evaluation of the costs, with the short term and long term effects – Most Highly Recommended.


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