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Triton UAS begins operational assessment, prepares for production

Posted November 18, 2015 by

The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system began one of the events that will be used to support the program’s Milestone C review and entry into low-rate initial production Nov. 17 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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AEDC transonic wind tunnel undergoes calibration

Posted November 18, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend A centerline pipe, pictured here, is used to measure pressure and determine test conditions in the 16-foot transonic wind tunnel at the Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. According to Michael Mills, wind tunnel performance engineer, this process is known as calibrating the tunnel and takes…

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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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NASA, Army celebrate 50 years of rotorcraft collaboration

Posted November 16, 2015 by Kathy Barnstorff

U.S. helicopters, military and civilian, are safer and more efficient today in part because of a research partnership established 50 years ago between the U.S. Army and NASA.

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Mad Scientists: Brainpower next frontier in Army’s arsenal

Posted November 13, 2015 by David Vergun

"Human performance will be as important, if not more important, than technology in 2030," predicted a high-level Army intelligence expert. The reason is that "we've seen an erosion in our technological advantage to overmatch adversaries," a trend that will continue, said Thomas Greco, G-2 for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

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Theodore Roosevelt departs 7th Fleet and enters 3rd Fleet

Posted November 13, 2015 by PO3 Jennifer Case

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations and entered the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations Nov. 13. While in 7th Fleet, Theodore Roosevelt participated in Exercise Malabar 15 with the Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, made a port visit to Singapore and…

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Norway’s first F-35 sortie, jets arrive on air force’s birthday

Posted November 13, 2015 by SrA. Grace Lee

The first two Norwegian F-35s arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 10. Shortly after, a Norwegian pilot flew the F-35 Lightning II for the first time, in conjunction with the Royal Norwegian Air Force's birthday.

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F-15Es arrive at Incirlik Air Base

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Erin Trower An F-15E Strike Eagle departs Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, to support Operation Inherent Resolve Nov. 12, 2015. Aircraft from the 48th Fighter Wing deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to conduct counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant missions in Iraq and Syria. The dual-role fighter jet…

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F-35A enters BAF for first time to undergo electromagnetic effects tests

Posted November 13, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

An F-35A Lightning II entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time Sept. 14. The aircraft is undergoing Electromagnetic Environmental Effects testing, called E3 or “Triple E” by the team. “What that means is we’re testing the different electronic components on the jet and making sure they don’t interfere with each other,” said Jeff…

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Linking continents through refueling

Posted November 11, 2015 by SSgt. Douglas Ellis

Eight KC-10 Extenders, including two from the 32nd Air Refueling Squadron, refueled seven C-17 Globemaster IIIs over the Atlantic Ocean as they participated in the Trident Juncture exercise Nov. 3.

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