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Defense

Exercise Max Thunder 16 launches at Kunsan

Posted April 18, 2016 by 1st Lt. Ashley Wright

U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy personnel and aircraft will train with South Korean air force counterparts in the bilateral training exercise Max Thunder 16, at Kunsan Air Base April 15-29.

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Next Generation Jammer Increment 1 contract award moves system’s capability

Posted April 18, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon an approximately $1 billion Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract April 13 for the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment 1 (Inc. 1) system. NGJ Inc. 1 is an external jamming pod that will disrupt and degrade enemy aircraft and ground radar and communication systems. The contract supports the final design efforts…

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PACAF Airmen stand up air contingent in Philippines

Posted April 18, 2016 by

Airmen assigned to the Pacific Air Forces stood up the first rotation of an air contingent at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 16, following a joint announcement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin in Manila.

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New research ship ready for duty

Posted April 15, 2016 by Warren Duffie

Amid booming fireworks, steely skies, blustery winds and the joyful cheers from a large crowd of well-wishers the brand-new research vessel Neil Armstrong recently arrived at its new home at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, officials announced April 14. During a pierside ceremony featuring remarks from former astronaut Neil Armstrong’s widow, Carol, current…

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What is the value of developmental test?

Posted April 15, 2016 by Ryan Parsons

Imagine the frustration of having a brand new rotary launcher, capable of carrying 16,000 lbs of smart bombs, and you discover that the dropped bombs potentially would not arm or explode on impact?

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Marine Corps aircraft deploy to Turkey for Operation Inherent Resolve

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EA-6B Prowler aircraft from Marine Corps Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4 have deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to support electronic attack requirements in Operation Inherent Resolve, the effort to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The deployment is planned to last through September, U.S. European Command officials said. The Prowler provides…

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Massachusetts, California ANG units hoist TSP colors during Frisian Flag

Posted April 15, 2016 by SSgt. Joe W. McFadden

Eight F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft and nearly 250 Airmen and support equipment from the 131st Fighter Squadron, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass., and the 194th Fighter Squadron, Fresno ANGB, Calif., commenced flight operations in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, April 11. 

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An era of Dover-built TF39 engines throttles down

Posted April 15, 2016 by Roland Balik

As the number of legacy C-5 Galaxy aircraft are converted to C-5M Super Galaxies, the need for General Electric TF39 high pressure turbine engines will become a thing of the past by late 2017, as they are replaced by the quieter and more powerful General Electric CF6-80C2 turbofan engine.

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Navy announces director of JSF fleet integration

Posted April 13, 2016 by

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 12, that Rear Adm. Roy “Trigger” Kelley will be appointed as the director, Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration. Kelley will direct the Department of the Navy’s Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration Office, establishing unity of command and effort for the integration of the F-35 into the…

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DOD tech transformation holds surprises for U.S. adversaries

Posted April 13, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

In a geopolitical environment where the focus of nations often is on future technologies, the Defense Department’s Strategic Capabilities Office starts with systems that are well established and familiar to nearly everyone, especially adversaries.

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