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AF releases criteria for basing new RPA units

Posted April 13, 2016 by

The Air Force released basing criteria April 12 that will be used to select candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations. The Air Force is pursuing additional locations to help diversify assignment opportunities for personnel within the MQ-9 enterprise, provide increased opportunities for leadership from within…

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Testing at AEDC assists in further integration of the ASRAAM

Posted April 11, 2016 by Deidre Ortiz

In February, missile manufacturer Matra BAE Dynamics Alenia announced that the first Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles were delivered to the U.S. for integration and testing on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II.

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B-52 Stratofortress joins coalition team

Posted April 11, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, in support of theater requirements and Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria and the wider international community.

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309th AMARG: America’s “National-level Airpower Reservoir” celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted April 11, 2016 by SrA. Cheyenne A. Powers

http://d2feh2mec89yza.cloudfront.net/media/video/1604/DOD_103190583/DOD_103190583-512×288-442k.mp4 Through every key military scene on the stage of American history following World War II up to present day, American airpower has played a leading role. During its 70 year history, the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., has directly enabled the nation to respond to crisis. Although the…

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Air Force approves RPA initiatives

Posted April 11, 2016 by

The Air Force recently approved two initiatives for the remotely piloted aircraft career field.

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Navy secretary names next destroyer Carl M. Levin

Posted April 11, 2016 by

On April 11, during a ceremony in Detroit, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the next Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 120, will be named Carl M. Levin in honor of the longest serving senator in Michigan history. During his 36 years in the Senate, Levin was a member of the Senate Committee on Armed…

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U.S. Army successfully fires miniature hit-to-kill missile from new interceptor launch platform

Posted April 8, 2016 by Boyd Collins

The U.S. Army successfully fired a Miniature Hit-to-Kill missile from its newest launch platform , April 4, 2016.

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DOD awards $162 million in university research funding

Posted April 8, 2016 by

The Defense Department will issue 23 awards totaling $162 million over the next five years to academic institutions to perform multidisciplinary basic research. The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program, or MURI, supports research by teams of investigators that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline in order to accelerate research progress, said Melissa…

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Jammer Increment 1 approved to enter engineering, manufacturing development

Posted April 8, 2016 by

The Navy’s Next Generation Jammer Increment 1 received the official go-ahead to after the next phase of development April 5 when the Milestone Decision Authority signed the Acquisition Decision Memorandum. Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, determined that the system’s proposed cost, schedule and performance objectives adhered to the proposed…

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Deputy Defense Secretary to help DARPA christen new class of sea vessel

Posted April 8, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

DOD photograph by MSgt. Adrian Cadiz On his last trip to the West Coast, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work was briefed on the function and capability of the National Ignition Facility as he toured the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., during a visit Aug. 5, 2015. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work this…

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