Defense

DARPA’s Plan X gives military operators place to wage cyber warfare

Posted May 13, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

DARPA photograph The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Plan X program is working to help military cyber operators visualize the cyber battlespace and perform missions there based on an established cyber framework and a common operating picture. Plan X is a foundational cyberwarfare program whose engineers are developing platforms the Defense Department will use to…

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Eglin activates F-35 Partner Support Complex

Posted May 13, 2016 by 1st Lt Amanda Farr

Air Force photograph by 1st Lt. Amanda Farr Robert Kraus, the new F-35 Partner Support Complex director, unfurls the unit’s guidon during an activation ceremony May 11, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The complex will provide mission data, intelligence support, lab facilities and training to the eight partner countries purchasing F-35 Lightning II…

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U.S. missile defense site opens in Romania, Russia sees threat

Posted May 13, 2016 by Alison Mutler

A U.S missile defense site in Romania aimed at protecting Europe from ballistic missile threats became operational May 12, angering Russia, which opposes having the advanced military system in its former area of influence.

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Bomber, fighter aircraft training wrapping up in Utah

Posted May 13, 2016 by Mitch Shaw

Until May 14, the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron, a Hill AFB tenant unit based at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, will be conducting training exercises, which includes air-to-ground weapons testing on more than 40 of the U.S. Air Force's combat aircraft.

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Dugway tests system for easier UAS transit

Posted May 11, 2016 by Al Vogel

A radar-based system tested at Dugway will soon allow military operators of unmanned aerial vehicles to fly within the National Airspace System to help maintain their skills.

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Carter announces 2016s top military installations

Posted May 11, 2016 by

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced May 10 the 2016 recipients of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence. This year’s award recipients are:   * U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, Ky., commander: Army Col. James R. Salome; * Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., commander: Marine Corps Col. Sekou S. Karega;  * Naval Air Station…

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One KC-130R Hercules refuses to quit

Posted May 11, 2016 by

Navy photograph Its modifications complete, a KC-130R Hercules departs NAS Patuxent River, Md., May 2, 2016 for delivery to the Chilean Air Force. The Tactical Airlift Program foreign military sales team delivered a KC-130R Hercules May 2, from the U.S. Navy fleet to the Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile: FACh). The aircraft was…

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Raptors return from Rapid Raptor deployment

Posted May 11, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Alex Fox Echols III Two 95th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptors taxi on the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., after returning from a deployment to Europe May 8, 2016, at Tyndall AFB. While in Europe, the F-22s traveled to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England; Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania;…

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DARPA Pentagon event showcases more than 60 research programs

Posted May 11, 2016 by

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency May 11 hosts DARPA Demo Day 2016 at the Pentagon, giving the Defense Department community an up-close look at the agency’s portfolio of innovative technologies and military systems. DARPA program managers and academic and private-sector project leaders will demonstrate ongoing work on more than 60 DARPA programs. The event…

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Around the Air Force: May 10

Posted May 11, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force we go to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, where the Air Force Research Laboratory is testing transcranial direct-current stimulation, and also at Wright-Patterson AFB, the HH-60W combat rescue helicopter is in development. Hosted by SSgt. Traci Keller.

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