Defense

ONR to lead team of ‘unmanned warriors’ to United Kingdom

Posted September 23, 2016 by

Autonomy and unmanned systems experts from across the naval science and technology community will converge on the shores of the United Kingdom next month for the first-ever Unmanned Warrior joint exercise hosted by the British Royal Navy. The U.S. Navy contingent, led by the Office of Naval Research, will experiment with 10 technology projects to…

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Carlisle: F-35A is fusion warfare key component

Posted September 21, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Natalie Stanley

During a panel session at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20, F-35A Lightning II senior leadership discussed the future of the multi-role aircraft.

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Goldfein: Airpower crucial for joint warfighter

Posted September 21, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein outlined his top three focus areas -- revitalizing squadrons, strengthening joint leaders and teams, and advancing command and control -- during his Air Force Update address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20.

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Carter hosts worldwide ‘Troop Talk’

Posted September 21, 2016 by

Defense Secretary Ash Carter holds a worldwide troop talk to highlight and explain how key Defense Department initiatives such as the Force of the Future and building bridges between DoD and the tech community will benefit service members, Sept. 21, 2016.

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Navy names ship in honor of Robert F. Kennedy

Posted September 21, 2016 by

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced Sept. 20 that the next ship of the next generation of fleet replenishment oilers will be named USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208). A ceremony marking the announcement was held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. T-AO 208 is part of the John Lewis-class…

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B-21: Modernizing the bomber fleet

Posted September 21, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

Following the Air Force secretary’s announcement that the new long-range strike bomber would be called the B-21 Raider, Gen. Robin Rand, the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, said the name brought the past and present Air Force full circle.

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AEDC Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 team takes aerodynamic testing to new speeds

Posted September 21, 2016 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by A.J. Spicer Mike Smith, AEDC optical diagnostic physicist, verifies the Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy system is functioning properly prior to conducting tests in support of risk reduction for a new test capability that will increase Mach number of AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 at White Oak, Md. The Arnold Engineering Development…

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DOD’s technological superiority depends on out-innovating adversaries

Posted September 21, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Future Defense Department technological superiority hinges on the department's ability to out-innovate its adversaries, rethink how it sources technology and perhaps rethink its models for product delivery, the assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering said Thursday, Sept 15.

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Around the Air Force: Sept. 20

Posted September 21, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force, Staff Sgt. Traci Keller takes us to the Air Force Association’s Air, Cyber and Space Conference where the name of the Air Force’s latest stealth bomber, the B-21, was announced.

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Carter, Mentor Discuss Innovation

Posted September 19, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his mentor, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, discussed the importance of innovation in defense during a talk at the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19. Carter said innovation will ensure the American military remains the best in the world. Perry was instrumental in moving the Defense Department from…

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