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Radar upgrades ensure situation awareness

Posted October 21, 2015 by Patty Welsh

A Battle Management program to improve Air Force long-range radar systems recently reached full operational capability when all long-range sites were certified and deemed effective.

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Arnold test facility marks 30 years since Initial Operational Capability

Posted October 21, 2015 by Raquel March

The 30th anniversary of the Aeropropulsion System Test Facility achieving initial operational capability was Sept. 30, 2015, with the conclusion of a Pratt & Whitney F100 engine test in the facility's C-1 test cell.

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Army researchers extend missile system shelf life

Posted October 19, 2015 by

As consumers, many of our items contain a "use by" or "best before" date. In the aviation and missile community, the same principle applies to its weaponry arsenal.

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Unmanned aircraft: New kid on block flexing muscle

Posted October 19, 2015 by Keith Oliver

"It's a tactical capability working at a strategic distance."

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Air Force sets weight restrictions for F-35 pilots

Posted October 17, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The F-35 Lightning II is still in the development phase, even as it’s being delivered to the field and readied for combat operations. As engineers, operators and maintainers discover issues with the aircraft, corrections and fixes are made to current and future aircraft. Concurrent testing and production of all models of the…

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AARGM moves forward with integrated test

Posted October 17, 2015 by Navy photograph

An F/A-18 E/F launches a Block I Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM)  during test firings over the Point Mugu Sea Range in August 2015.  AARGM completed the first phase of Block 1 integrated test in September after demonstrating the missile’s effectiveness against a land based air defense unit target in an operationally relevant environment. The second phase of…

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Busted: Top 10 RPA myths debunked

Posted October 17, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

Drones. The once harmless term has taken on new meaning in recent years largely due to miseducation, Hollywood dramatizations, and their growing uses in non-military settings.

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NATO program develops tactical leaders

Posted October 15, 2015 by Capt. Sybil Taunton

Fighter pilots from seven allied countries, including the U.S., U.K., Spain, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, and Italy completed the NATO Tactical Leadership Program in Albacete, Spain, Oct. 9.

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Defense

C-5M scoops up in-flight data for NASA

Posted October 15, 2015 by SrA. Charles Rivezzo

Lockheed Martin and base officials recently recorded in-flight noise and vibration data onboard a C-5M Super Galaxy, ensuring the newly upgraded airframe was still compliant with NASA requirements.

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AF leaders testify before Congress on bomber structure

Posted October 7, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

Military experts in Air Force long-range strike capabilities testified Sept. 29 before a House Armed Services subcommittee on the Air Force bomber force structure.

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