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Defense

AF chief scientist testifies before Congress on autonomy in future defense systems

Posted November 25, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

The chief scientist of the Air Force testified before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on Capitol Hill Nov. 19.

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Stethem joins with PLA(N) to conduct exercise

Posted November 25, 2015 by PO2 Kevin V. Cunningham

Navy photograph Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) joined with People’s Liberation Army-Navy PLA(N) guided-missile frigate Xuzhou (FFG 530) to practice the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea and conduct a search-and-rescue exercise, Nov. 20. Stethem concluded a scheduled port visit to PLA(N) East Sea Fleet of Shanghai that same day, where crew…

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New ‘Chem milling’ process garners positive reaction by producing parts quickly

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Bubbles of hydrogen gas boiled and rolled as electroplater Marissa DeMent dunked a new piece of what will become an F/A-18 Hornet’s aluminum exterior component into a chemical bath at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla.

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Carter details force of future initiatives

Posted November 23, 2015 by Jim Garamone

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said his Force of the Future program is necessary to ensure the Defense Department continues to attract the best people America has to offer. The secretary told students at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs Nov. 18 that one of his core commitments “is to help more of our…

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Army launches innovation challenge on cyber situational awareness

Posted November 23, 2015 by Claire Heininger

Situational awareness -- knowing precisely what's happening on the battlefield, where and when -- can make the difference between mission success and mission failure.

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Army researchers add power, range to artillery

Posted November 20, 2015 by Cassandra Mainiero

Army photograph The XM1113 extended range artillery, shown here at a range demonstration, uses a rocket-assist motor. Researchers at Picatinny Arsenal are exploring ways to use electrical charges to give warfighters more control to increase the range and burn rate of rocket propellants. Picatinny Arsenal engineers are improving artillery by extending its range, power and…

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Upgraded E-3 Sentry deploys to combat theater

Posted November 20, 2015 by Darren D. Heusel

The long-awaited, highly anticipated deployment of the E-3 Sentry (AWACS) Block 40/45 is finally over, with the deployment of the first upgraded weapon system to a combat theater of operations.

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Network-enabled Harpoon missile completes free-flight test

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The U.S. Navy completed a free-flight test of the new network-enabled Harpoon missile system Nov. 18 at the Sea Range at Point Mugu, Calif.

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Marine Corps Harriers joint fight against ISIL

Posted November 20, 2015 by

Naval Aviation rejoined the fight against ISIL Nov. 19 when AV-8B Harriers from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)162(Reinforced)launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to conduct their first missions over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

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NRL researchers recruit luminescent nanoparticles to image brain function

Posted November 18, 2015 by Daniel Parry

Research biologists, chemists and theoreticians at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, are on pace to develop the next generation of functional materials that could enable the mapping of the complex neural connections in the brain. The ultimate goal is to better understand how the billions of neurons in the brain communicate with one another during…

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