NATO photograph by Henk van der Velde
Defense

Global Strike Airmen support largest NATO exercise in 20 years

Posted November 9, 2015 by Charles Ramey

Two B-52 Stratofortress aircrews assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command conducted a long-range bomber mission to the U.S. European Command area of operations Nov. 3-4 as part of Trident Juncture 2015 -- the largest NATO exercise in the past 20 years.

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Defense

Future Vertical Lift getting top-notch design architecture

Posted November 9, 2015 by David Vergun

Future Vertical Lift, or FVL, is an initiative looking at the next-generation of rotorcraft for 2040 and beyond for the U.S. military. FVL recently added new architecture, which promises to increase safety and security and reduce cost overruns, delays and performance problems, according to Alex Boydston.

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Defense

Holloman F-16s first in AF for aircraft purification

Posted November 9, 2015 by A1C Emily A. Kenney

Air Force photograph by A1C Emily A. Kenney Airmen from the 54th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon for aircraft purification Nov. 4 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Aircraft purification is the process in which water, air and contaminant particles are removed from the hydraulic fluid in an aircraft. Holloman Airmen performed…

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Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend
Defense

F135 engine testing benefits F-35 fleet

Posted November 6, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine, used in the F-35 Lightning II, successfully demonstrated hot-life capability during accelerated mission testing at AEDC. Pictured here is the engine during testing in the Engine Test Facility’s sea level 2 test cell. The full hot-life capability of Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine, which…

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F-35 fires first airborne shots successfully

Posted November 6, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

F-35A tail number AF-2 became the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft to fire the four-barrel GAU-22/A 25mm Gun system while in flight Oct. 30.

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Army photograph by Stephanie Kleinman
Defense

Army to recruit up to 70 researchers for California laboratory

Posted November 6, 2015 by Joyce M. Conant,

As part of an initiative to spur scientific breakthroughs, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, plans to recruit up to 70 researchers to be based at the University of Southern California, or USC, Institute for Creative Technologies, or ICT, in Playa Vista, California.

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Air Force photograph by A1C Ridge Shan
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First Italian F-35 mission highlights partnerships

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Two Italian pilots completed their initial F-35 Lightning II training flights Nov. 5 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., marking the first F-35 flights under control of Italian pilots.

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Army photograph by Steve Grzezdzinski
Defense

Tobyhanna, industry merge talents to repair new technology

Posted November 4, 2015 by Jacqueline Boucher

With an eye to the future, Army aviation officials recently merged the talents of Tobyhanna Army Depot and Rockwell Collins to repair cutting-edge technology used on the CH-47F Chinook helicopter.

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Defense

Expert: Rapid modeling of new systems vital to countering threats

Posted November 2, 2015 by David Vergun

Winning in an increasingly complex world means overcoming unforeseen and rapidly-emerging threats. The Army and the rest of the Department of Defense cannot yet effectively counter unanticipated threats with new weapons systems.

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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works christens future USS Rafael Peralta

Posted November 2, 2015 by

On Oct. 31, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works christened the U.S. Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer Rafael Peralta (DDG 115). The ship is named for Sgt. Rafael Peralta, U.S. Marine Corps, who was deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was killed Nov. 15, 2004, during the Second Battle of Fallujah in house-to-house urban combat….

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