Defense

December 29, 2017
 

CH-53K demonstrates dual hook jettison for first time

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For the first time, a CH-53K King Stallion performed a dual point external load and successfully demonstrated the auto-jettison capability of the aircraft, using a 5,000-pound load. The test took place Dec. 5 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Currently, there are four Engineering Development and Manufacturing Model aircraft in test and one Ground Test Vehicle; combined the aircraft have logged more than 650 flight hours.




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U.S., Philippine AF conduct bilateral air contingency exchange

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Anthony Small A U.S Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon deployed from Kunsan Air Base, Korea, lands to kickoff the Bilateral Air Contingent Exchange-Philippines (BACE-P) at Cesar Basa Air Base, Phi...
 
 
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B-2, F-22s conduct interoperability training

Navy photograph by PO2 Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and two F-22 Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, fl...
 
 

Strong missile shield protects U.S., allies

President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Michael R. Pence and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan announced the release of the 2019 Missile Defense Review Jan. 17 at the Pentagon. The MDR is the last of four strategic guidance documents that Trump directed the national security establishment to create to better guide decision-making on critical...