Defense

U.S. Navy tests latest Aegis weapon system interoperability with Spanish navy

Posted July 22, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy conducted a series of cooperative air defense test exercises with the Spanish navy that culminated in live missile firing events using the latest Aegis Weapon System baseline July 20-21, 2016.

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F-35 Weapons Load

Posted July 22, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Stormy Archer Airmen from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load an AIM-9X missile on to a F-35As external weapons pylon July 20, 2016 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This milestone was the first time an F-35A at Eglin was loaded with internal and external weapons and will help develop weapon-loading…

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Lab tests armored vehicles with auto industry ‘dummies’

Posted July 22, 2016 by Amanda Rominiecki

Army photograph Aberdeen Test Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., employs an expansive inventory of “anthropomorphic test devices,” otherwise known as crash test dummies, to ensure armored vehicles will protect their occupants from roadside bombs. Employees working in the Anthropomorphic Test Device Laboratory spend upwards of two weeks repairing, In an unassuming warehouse on Aberdeen…

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Airmen practice rescuing downed pilots in Pacific Thunder 16-2

Posted July 22, 2016 by SrA. Victor J. Caputo

A-10 Thunderbolt IIs make low passes over mountaintops, providing cover fire for two HH-60 Pave Hawks carrying Air Force rescue teams as they all coordinate to find downed pilots behind enemy lines.

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C-21 mission has critical role

Posted July 22, 2016 by A1C Gwendalyn Smith

Air Force photograph by A1C Gwendalyn Smith Maj. Brian Jones, 458th Assistant Chief of Training, works on pre-flight checks July 6, 2016, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The visual inspection or walk around is done by the pilot as the final airworthiness check. From the F-15 Strike Eagle to the X-51 Waverider, every aircraft…

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First-ever Marine F-35B takes part in Red Flag 16-3

Posted July 22, 2016 by A1Cs Kevin Tanenbaum

For the first time, the U.S. Marine Corps will be participating with their F-35B during the three-week Red Flag 16-3 exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

Posted July 22, 2016 by SrA. Hailey Haux

https://www.facebook.com/USairforce/videos/10154956439134989/ The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016. During the 70-minute forum, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answered several questions from…

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Growlers soar with B-1Bs around Ellsworth AFB

Posted July 20, 2016 by A1C Sadie Colbert

Navy EA-18G Growlers have joined B-1B Lancers during the past several weeks in the skies around Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., for electronic attack training.

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F-15’s new advanced high-speed mission computer makes first flight

Posted July 20, 2016 by

Air Force photograph An F-15E Strike Eagle lands at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 8, 2016, after a mission in which Boeing’s F-15 mission systems recorded its first flight with the Advanced Display Core Processor II. The advanced mission computer, based on commercial technology, provides multi-core processing capabilities propelling the F-15 to the forefront…

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B-52 testing conducted at AEDC continues to pay off

Posted July 20, 2016 by Deidre Ortiz

Testing performed at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex proves critical to validate safe separation of new munitions from the B-52 Stratofortress, which has recently flight-demonstrated a joint direct attack munitions drop from the internal bay for the first time. “The B-52 Stratofortress continues to deliver strategic capabilities to project power and secure the peace into…

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