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US Army Futures Command to reform modernization, says secretary of the Army

The new U.S. Army Futures Command with its eight cross-functional teams, or CFTs, will provide the unity of effort and command needed to reduce the requirements development process from 60 months down to around 12, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper yesterday.

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Remote combat vehicles to punch as hard as Abrams tanks, says expert

Within five years, the Army would like to start testing remote combat vehicle prototypes, known as RCVs, which are unmanned, as light and as fast as a Stryker, but provide the same level of firepower as an M-1 Abrams tank, said Maj. Alan L. Stephens.

Lockheed Martin photograph by Michael Starobin Space

Lockheed Martin continues to strengthen weather forecasting with second next-gen weather satellite

Timely and accurate weather forecasts can directly affect public safety and protection of property; and the next satellite in the NOAA GOES-R Series will continue to provide more data for sharper, more detailed views of weather systems. 

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Cal City VFW post refreshes flag at flying wing crash site

North of Edwards Air Force Base and California Highway 58, a small patch of barren desert marks the final flight of one of only two Northrop YB-49s used for flight test.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais Defense

Newest F-22 demo pilot certifies at Shaw AFB

It’s a warm, sunny day and the flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., is inexplicably quiet. An F-22 Raptor sits idly on the concrete in front of Hangar 1200, its twin vertical stabilizers and larger frame making it stick out like a sore thumb among the base’s many F-16 Fighting Falcons.


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Headlines – December 8, 2017

Posted  December 11, 2017

News Air Force shoots down possibility of enlisted combat pilots – Despite an email to airmen that discussed the potential for enlisted members to fly combat aircraft, the Air Force is now insisting that it is focused solely on studying how airmen learn.   An Afghan fight the U.S. is winning – The Special Forces…

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News Briefs – December 11, 2017

Posted  December 11, 2017

U.S. Navy prepares to comb sea bed for crashed plane, sailors The U.S. Navy said it will deploy deep water salvage experts to search for a transport aircraft that crashed in the western Pacific last month, killing three sailors. The C-2A Greyhound aircraft was traveling to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan when it crashed…

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US Army Futures Command to reform modernization, says secretary of the Army

Posted  December 11, 2017

The new U.S. Army Futures Command with its eight cross-functional teams, or CFTs, will provide the unity of effort and command needed to reduce the requirements development process from 60 months down to around 12, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper yesterday.

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Officials announce first DOD-wide audit, call for budget certainty

Posted  December 11, 2017

The Defense Department is starting the first agencywide financial audit in its history, Pentagon officials announced Dec. 7, 2017. Defense Department Comptroller David L. Norquist and chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White spoke during the Pentagon news conference, in which they also addressed the possibility of a government shutdown when the continuing resolution that has…

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Space

General Atomics awarded contract for ARGOS satellite system

Posted  December 11, 2017

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems announced Dec. 8 that it has been awarded a Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium contract from Advanced Technology International for the Army Resilient Global on-the-move SATCOM. ARGOS is a satellite system intended to provide Ultra High Frequency (UHF) and Very High Frequency Beyond Line of Sight assured communications and Unattended…

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