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C-17 Drag Reduction testing aims at saving fuel

Posted April 1, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

From testing synthetic biofuels to "vortex surfing," Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is on the forefront of finding new ways to cut fuel costs for the Air Force.

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Mini UAS: Big capabilities can come in small packages

Posted April 1, 2016 by David Vergun

The basic small-unit fighting capability of the Army is the squad.

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Navy deploys new APKWS design for fixed-wing aircraft

Posted March 30, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy delivered the first fixed-wing aircraft variant of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System in March 2016 to Marine Attack Squadron 233 operating the AV-8B Harrier in theater.   

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AEDC arc heater undergoing significant upgrades in support of advanced hypersonic systems

Posted March 30, 2016 by Deidre Ortiz

In light of current and future Department of Defense testing needs for long-range strike and hypersonic vehicle materials development, a facility upgrade for the H2 arc heater at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex has been funded.

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Dunford: More U.S. troops may be needed in Iraq to support counter-ISIL forces

Posted March 28, 2016 by Jim Garamone

To accelerate operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it may be necessary to send more U.S. service members to Iraq, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Washington, D.C., March 25. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford told the Pentagon press corps that in the coming weeks DoD will…

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Army fires Stinger missile from new launch platform

Posted March 28, 2016 by

The U.S. Army successfully fired a Stinger missile from its newest launch platform, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 23. 

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Missile system would greatly increase defense capability in South Korea

Posted March 28, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea.

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Putting the Pegasus through its paces

Posted March 28, 2016 by Bo Joyner

As the Air Force gets ready for the arrival of its newest aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft, a diverse group of airmen is working hard to make sure the KC-46A Pegasus is ready to meet the service’s needs. Lt. Col. John Mikal is one of them.

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Reaper continues legacy of RPA firsts at WSEP

Posted March 28, 2016 by 1st Lt. Amanda Farr

The MQ-9 Reaper demonstrated a wide range of weapons capability firsts during the air-to-ground Weapon System Evaluation Program here from March 14 - 17.

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Carl Vinson unveils new carrier air traffic control simulator

Posted March 25, 2016 by PO3 Matthew Carlyle

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) unveiled a new air traffic control simulator, the first of its kind installed in a Navy aircraft carrier, in the ship's carrier air traffic control center, March 22.

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