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AF reaches first milestone in acquisition of new ICBM

Posted September 7, 2016 by

The Air Force received approval Aug. 23 for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program to start the next phase of its acquisition effort. With this formal Defense Acquisition System “Milestone A” approval, the GBSD program enters the Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction phase of its effort to replace the aging intercontinental ballistic missile, the LGM-30…

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Navy approves Triton UAS for production

Posted September 23, 2016 by

The Department of the Navy announced the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System received milestone C approval, Sept. 22. This decision by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Honorable Frank Kendall, allows the MQ-4C Triton program to enter into Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP), the first part of the production and deployment phase….

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Army patents new blast debris protective harness

Posted October 14, 2016 by Jane Benson

Engineers and designers at the Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center have patented a new design for a harness that protects its wearer from blast debris.

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AF takes initial steps to reduce training unrelated to primary missions

Posted October 31, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

The Air Force plans to reduce training not related to Airmen’s primary jobs in order to address concerns that excessive and non-mission related demands are impacting Airmen’s ability to focus on and accomplish their core duties, officials announced Oct. 31. As part of ongoing efforts to take care of Airmen and revitalize squadrons, Air Force…

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International partnerships flourish on America during DT-III

Posted November 22, 2016 by PO1 Benjamin Wooddy

In 2006, the first F-35 Lightning II rolled out of the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Texas. Since that time, the program has exponentially expanded around the globe, creating new partnerships and reaffirming alliances.

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Navy accepts delivery of future USS Giffords

Posted December 27, 2016 by

The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) during a ceremony, Dec. 23, 2016, in Mobile, Ala. Gabrielle Giffords is the ninth littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy and the fifth of the Independence variant to join the fleet. The Independence variant is noted for its unique…

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Airmen, F-16s train in Souda Bay

Posted January 25, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Krystal Ardrey A 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon departs from Aviano Air Base, Italy on Jan. 21, 2016 to support a flying training deployment in Souda Bay, Greece. Fourteen F-16s, one KC-135 Stratotanker from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing, and 280 Airmen deployed to…

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Funding for readiness needed to match troop levels, says vice chief

Posted February 8, 2017 by David Vergun

Unless the Army receives the funding it requires to match the authorized increased end-strength levels, Soldiers will arrive too late on the battlefield due to training and equipping gaps, said Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.

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Army developing laser-guided, precision mortar

Posted March 6, 2017 by Audra Calloway

The Army has closed its initial solicitation phase for designs to create a next generation precision mortar that will allow Soldiers to put their rounds on target with extreme accuracy.

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‘Third arm’ may lessen Soldier’s burden, increase lethality

Posted March 27, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

Future ground troops may one day have a "third arm" device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks.

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