Defense

Lockheed Martin delivers first HC-130J Combat King II to NY Air National Guard

Posted March 22, 2019 by

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first of four HC-130J Combat King II aircraft today to representatives from the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing. This HC-130J will be operated by the 102nd Rescue Squadron at Francis S. Grabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y.

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Defense

Navy awards contract for multi-year procurement of F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets

Posted March 22, 2019 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a contract for the procurement of 78 F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft; a multi-year procurement of 72 between fiscal years 2019-2021, and six from fiscal year 2018. Navy officials estimate this multi-year model saves a minimum of $395 million on this contract valued at approximately $4 billion. “This multi-year…

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Defense

New combat vehicle coating to increase Soldier survivability

Posted March 22, 2019 by Argie Sarantinos-Perrin

Army photograph Woodland tests were conducted in Florida on a Bradley fighting vehicle with a visual camouflage pattern using brown, black and green TALON paint. The ManTech program provided the necessary funding to work with industry to develop a process for manufacturing the paint. While Soldiers wear camouflage to blend into the environment, it is…

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Defense

F-35A crew swap provides flexibility for training, combat

Posted March 22, 2019 by Micah Garbarino

Maintainers and pilots in the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently completed the first operational rapid crew swap exercise with the F-35A Lightning II.

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Business

Pentagon to probe if Shanahan used office to help Boeing

Posted March 22, 2019 by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon’s inspector general has formally opened an investigation into a watchdog group’s allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed an ethics complaint with the Pentagon’s inspector general a week ago, alleging that Shanahan has appeared to…

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Defense

Air Force Tech Report: Seeing the future in 20/20

Posted March 22, 2019 by

Sharp eyesight is key to an Airman’s readiness to fly, fight and win. Using state of the art medical technology, the War Fighter Eye Center at Joint Base Andrews, Md, ensures readiness, enhancing healthy vision and offering cutting edge techniques for better eyesight.

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Defense

Around the Air Force: The frozen middle/servant leadership

Posted March 22, 2019 by

On this look Around the Air Force, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein talks about the importance of trust and servant leadership.

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Defense

‘The Bone’ returns to Arnold Air Force Base for store separation testing

Posted March 20, 2019 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph by Bradley Hicks A store model positions near one of the three weapons bays on a 10 percent model of the B-1B Lancer. For the first time since 2000, the B-1B is involved in testing at Arnold Air Force Base. Tests are currently ongoing to determine the effects a newly-introduced targeting pod…

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Defense

NAWCAD Lakehurst adapts weapons loader for F-35B

Posted March 20, 2019 by

Team work and co-location at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst, N.J., resulted in modified Support Equipment that gives the F-35B Lightning II more capability.

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Defense

DARPA’s Director Outlines the Agency’s Future Programs

Posted March 20, 2019 by Terri Moon Cronk

The work at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is about the future, based on a mission of breakthrough technologies and capabilities for national security, the DARPA director said March 14. Speaking at the McAleese and Associates and Credit Suisse 10th annual Defense Programs Conference on maximizing value and minimizing risk, Steven H. Walker gave…

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