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U.S., UK to maintain close ties, counter-ISIL efforts continue

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told his United Kingdom counterpart State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon in a phone call June 24 that the two nations will always enjoy a special relationship reflected in close defense ties -- a bedrock of U.S. security and foreign policy, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters here today.

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Passed the test: Q-53 radar demonstrates counter-UAS capability

The Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar recently demonstrated its ability to identify and track unmanned aerial systems and pass that information to a command and control node, a key capability as the battlespace rapidly becomes more crowded with emerging air threats.

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U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels resume schedule

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to its 2016 demonstration schedule July 2-4 in Traverse City, Mich., Commander, Naval Air Forces announced.

Air Force photograph by Amn. Alaysia Berry Defense

F-35A nearly combat ready

The first deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year.

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Matt Hecht Defense

Quality assurance strengthens foreign military efforts

When an international customer purchases something from the U.S. government, quality assurance plays an important role in ensuring the equipment or service provided meets the same standards required for the American war fighter.


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Headlines – June 27, 2016

Posted  June 27, 2016

News Legal loophole allows companies to fire military reservists who go to war – Kevin Ziober was a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve in 2012 when he received deployment orders to Afghanistan. On his last day of work before leaving, dozens of co-workers gathered for a sendoff. There was a cake and balloons. And then,…

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News Briefs – June 27, 2016

Posted  June 27, 2016

Roswell newspaper to host 2-day event on 1947 incident ROSWELL, N.M.–A 1947 incident in Roswell that the military attributed to a weather balloon is the focus of a two-day event. The Roswell Daily Record has been covering the mystery since the beginning and will host its first gathering of experts from July 1-2. Publisher Barbara…

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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  June 27, 2016

Navy   Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $357,018,057 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Advanced Electronic Guidance and Instrumentation System (AEGIS) in-service combat systems engineering; computer program maintenance: annual inspection and regular overhaul execution support: in-country support: staging: replacement of legacy cathode ray tube character readout devices for Japan: logistics depot…

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DOD photograph by Army SFC Clydell Kinchen
Defense

U.S., UK to maintain close ties, counter-ISIL efforts continue

Posted  June 27, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told his United Kingdom counterpart State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon in a phone call June 24 that the two nations will always enjoy a special relationship reflected in close defense ties -- a bedrock of U.S. security and foreign policy, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters here today.

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Boeing launches second century of aerospace leadership at Farnborough

Posted  June 27, 2016

Boeing will celebrate its 100th anniversary at the Farnborough International Air Show, displaying advanced commercial and defense platforms, and presenting a unique exhibit to commemorate its first century and look ahead to the future. The first jetliner of Boeing’s second century—the 737 MAX—will make its air show debut with flying displays from July 11-14. Boeing…

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