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ACC commander releases new command strategy

Posted September 10, 2018 by

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, released ACC’s 2018 Strategic Plan on Sept. 10, 2018. According to the document, the goals and priorities it outlines will ensure ACC continues to deliver combat-ready Airmen to exploit and control air, space and cyberspace. The strategy is based around Holmes’ three priorities: revitalizing squadron readiness, developing…

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F-35 ITF conducts first shipborne rolling vertical landing on HMS Queen Elizabeth

Posted October 15, 2018 by

The first ever Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing was carried out Oct. 13, 2018, with an F-35B conducting trials onboard the new British aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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Defense

FAB-T poised for production

Posted October 28, 2015 by Justin Oakes

The Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals program here received approval to enter Low Rate Initial Production following a recent Milestone C Department of Defense acquisition board meeting.

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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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AF introduces enlisted Global Hawk pilots

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Air Force officials announced a new initiative Dec. 17 to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission by integrating enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots into the force. Air Force officials stated a dynamic threat environment calls for innovative approaches to high-demand missions. After careful consideration and with an eye toward potential future force needs, service…

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U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics production contract for SEWIP 1B3

Posted January 11, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded a production contract for its Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 1B3 to General Dynamics Mission Systems. General Dynamics will deliver Block 1B3 system upgrades over the next five years. The upgrades will be integrated into new and existing Navy ships providing significantly improved situational awareness of the tactical environment…

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Defense

Comms program hits 100,000 hours of warfighter connectivity

Posted February 3, 2016 by by Patty Welsh Hanscom AFB, Mass.

A program managed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., to ensure war fighters can stay connected despite differing networks and austere environments recently reached a significant milestone and is also on a path to keep moving forward.

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JMSDF, U.S. Navy grow green partnership

Posted February 26, 2016 by PO2 Susan Damman

Navy photograph by Smn. Cole C. Pielop Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Murasame-class destroyer JDS Samidare (DD-106) receives an advanced biofuel mixture from the fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment-at-sea. Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, the John C. Stennis Strike Group is operating as part…

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Defense

Goldfein: Optimistic about future of airpower

Posted March 14, 2016 by TSgt. Bryan Franks

Equal parts challenge and opportunity -- that’s how Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein described as the current state of the Air Force March 10 during a Defense Programs Conference in Washington, D.C.

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AAG traps Super Hornet, marks program milestone

Posted April 4, 2016 by

Navy photograph The Navy’s Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) program reaches a milestone with the first recovery of a manned aircraft, an F/A-18E Super Hornet, March 31 at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in N.J. The aircraft performed additional roll-ins, at speeds up to 105 knots, enabling the AAG test team…

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