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Unmanned Aerial System: More than just remote controlled planes

Posted March 21, 2016 by Sgt. David Nathaniel Beckstrom

Soldiers with 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, provide a set of eyes in the sky in the fight against Daesh through the use of Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems.

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Army researchers explore future rotorcraft technologies

Posted March 21, 2016 by David McNally

The U.S. Army is moving ahead with research on potential new component-level technologies for future rotorcraft. A team from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory completed the first-ever live-fire test of a rotor blade with individual blade control technology in mid-January.

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Navy, Air Force depots team up to ensure F-15s are ready when needed

Posted March 21, 2016 by

A broken grinding machine and a phone call is leading to an emerging partnership between the Navy's Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Air Force's Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex to get the Air Force's venerable F-15s back in the air faster.

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Legacy components to be replaced on newest Apache aircraft

Posted March 21, 2016 by Kari Hawkins

The Apache attack helicopter is flying into the future with enhanced sensors and a more reliable turret that improves the aircraft's 40-year-old technology.

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US, Turkish KC-135 units fly together for first time

Posted March 21, 2016 by by SrA. David Bernal Del Agua

To better understand how each nation completes the vital air refueling mission, the U.S. Air Force and Turkish air force flew KC-135 Stratotankers together in formation for the first time March 8 over the Nevada Test and Training Range, northeast of Nellis Air Force Base.

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Air Force leaders present fiscal 2017 budget request

Posted March 18, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The military services’ secretaries and chiefs presented their respective branch’s fiscal year 2017 budget plan March 16 on Capitol Hill.

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First 3-D-printed component flies on U.S. Navy’s Trident II D5 missile

Posted March 18, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile program flew into the future this week with its first 3-D-printed missile component. A part called a connector backshell made its debut as part of the Navy’s successful test flights March 14 to 16 of three Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin.  By using entirely…

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Ike carrier strike group conducts missile exercise

Posted March 18, 2016 by Lt. j.g. Christian Asaban

Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKECSG) completed a multi-ship, live-fire exercise with the Standard Missile (SM-2), March 15.

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Navy submarines arrive in Arctic for ICEX 2016

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Two Los Angeles-class submarines arrived at U.S. Navy Ice Camp Sargo, a temporary station on top of a floating ice sheet in the Arctic, March 14, as part of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016.

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AFMC strategic plan to help carry Air Force to third offset

Posted March 16, 2016 by Stacey Geiger

Agility and innovation are cornerstones of a new Air Force Materiel Command strategic plan that will deliver war-winning capabilities. Those capabilities will propel the Air Force as a key element of the future national defense strategy known as the third offset.

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