Defense

ONR to lead team of ‘unmanned warriors’ to United Kingdom

Posted September 23, 2016 by

Autonomy and unmanned systems experts from across the naval science and technology community will converge on the shores of the United Kingdom next month for the first-ever Unmanned Warrior joint exercise hosted by the British Royal Navy. The U.S. Navy contingent, led by the Office of Naval Research, will experiment with 10 technology projects to…

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With new how-to-train manual, Army aims to improve readiness

Posted October 14, 2016 by David Vergun

Army graphic The Army’s new Field Manual 7-0 is now available on the Army Publishing Directorate website and the Army Training Network. The Army recently introduced a new version of its premier training manual to help leaders from sergeants to generals improve their unit’s readiness. “Train to Win in a Complex World” is the title…

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SECAF reiterates focus on modernization, efficiency

Posted October 31, 2016 by Sean Clements

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Melissa Estevez Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James discusses modernization and how mobility Airmen enable the fight during the 48th Annual Airlift Tanker Association Convention in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 28, 2015. The symposium served as a key professional development forum for Mobility Air Forces Airmen by enabling direct…

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USS Nitze assists stranded Iranian mariners

Posted November 22, 2016 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Casey J. Hopkins Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) render assistance to a distressed Iranian vessel. Nitze, deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Guided-missile destroyer USS…

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746th Test Squadron: Guidance and Navigational Test

Posted December 27, 2016 by Raquel March

The 746th Test Squadron at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., also known as the Central Inertial and GPS Test Facility, is the designated lead test organization for the Department of Defense chartered to test and evaluate Global Positioning System user equipment and integrated GPS based guidance and navigation systems.

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With Unified Challenge, TRADOC shapes future Army

Posted January 25, 2017 by Amy Robinson

Army image U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will take another step toward designing the future force as it conducts the latest iteration of the game-based experiment Unified Challenge Jan. 23 through Feb. 3. Army Training and Doctrine Command will take another step toward designing the future force as it conducts the latest iteration of…

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Combat runs on BACN

Posted February 8, 2017 by Benjamin Newell

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Marie Brown Airmen from an RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft maintenance unit welcome an RQ-4B after a flight in 2015, in Southwest Asia, in which the aircraft surpassed 10,000 flying hours. When outfitted with communications capabilities, like the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node, a fleet of three redesignated EQ-4B Global Hawks…

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Unit beefs up tanks with ‘reactive’ armor

Posted March 6, 2017 by Capt. Malcolm Rios

Tank and maintenance crews from 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, are giving their M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks a buffed up look that improves the overall defensive capabilities of the tank.

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AEDC engineers test the Towed Airborne Plume Simulator

Posted March 27, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Jacqueline Cowan   Air Force photograph by Jacqueline Cowan   Air Force photograph by Jacqueline Cowan AEDC engineers test the Towed Airborne Plume Simulator (TAPS), a missile simulator that can be towed 500 to 1000 meters behind an aircraft to test early warning sensors on military aircraft and allow for either…

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Navy reviews physiological episodes

Posted April 24, 2017 by

Navy photograph The Navy announced April 24 it is conducting a comprehensive review of the facts, circumstances and processes surrounding the recent physiological episodes involving T-45 and F/A-18 aircrew, to include how these issues have been addressed. On April 21, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran directed Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. Scott…

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