Defense

F-35A maintainers, special ops team for forward refueling

Posted March 1, 2019 by

America’s most advanced aircraft integrated with a variant of one of its oldest and truest air frames this week to provide more combat flexibility to the Air Force.

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Scarf-like mask can protect at a moment’s notice

Posted October 23, 2015 by

Army researchers have developed a simple, comfortable, wrap-style respiratory protective mask for protection against riot control agents, and the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, also known as ECBC, is making it as a simple as putting on a surgical mask.

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Global Hawk reaches new milestone, helps in fight against ISIL

Posted November 16, 2015 by TSgt. Frank Miller

As the morning sun beat down on its nearly 131-foot wingspan, the EQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft descended from its 60,000-foot perch for the 500th time, coming to rest at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Nov. 11.

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Draken International provides adversary support to NAFB

Posted December 11, 2015 by A1C Rachel Loftis

Draken International, a commercial fleet of ex-military aircraft, recently won a bid for a year-long contract to provide adversary support here. Draken International is based in Lakeland, Fla., and has a fleet of more than 70 tactical aircraft. The company owns and operates the world’s largest commercial fleet of ex-military aircraft.

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KC-135s surpass 100,000 combat hours

Posted January 8, 2016 by TSgt. Terrica Y. Jones

The KC-135 Stratotanker fleet at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, flew more than 14,700 sorties in 2015 accumulating 103,419 combat hours in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.

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Army to go universal with UAS operator training

Posted January 29, 2016 by J.D. Leipold

The Army is working toward a universal control interface for unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, that will help operators pilot more than one type.

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KC-135 crew saves F-16 pilot from ejecting over enemy lines

Posted February 19, 2016 by SrA. David Bernal Del Agua

Courtesy photograph SrA. Jonathan Nigl, left, a 384th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, Maj. Robert Bradley and Capt. Nathanial Beer, both 384th ARS pilots, pose for a photo in front of their aircraft. A KC-135 Stratotanker crew from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from ejecting over Islamic State of…

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Data obtained during AEDC wind tunnel testing readies F-35 for first Sidewinder launch

Posted March 9, 2016 by

Over the years, store separation testing using the Air Intercept Missile-9X (AIM-9X) Sidewinder has been conducted in the 4-foot transonic wind tunnel at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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Missile system would greatly increase defense capability in South Korea

Posted March 28, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea.

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Massachusetts, California ANG units hoist TSP colors during Frisian Flag

Posted April 15, 2016 by SSgt. Joe W. McFadden

Eight F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft and nearly 250 Airmen and support equipment from the 131st Fighter Squadron, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass., and the 194th Fighter Squadron, Fresno ANGB, Calif., commenced flight operations in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, April 11. 

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