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Recapitalizing JSTARS: the radar

Posted January 27, 2016 by Justin Oakes

For more than two decades, the Air Force's Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System has provided valuable intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to commanders by detecting, locating and tracking enemy ground forces from afar.

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KC-46A Pegasus conducts 1st in-flight refueling demonstration

Posted January 25, 2016 by Daryl Mayer

The KC-46A Pegasus successfully transferred fuel through its boom to an F-16C Fighting Falcon Jan. 24 to demonstrate aerial refueling operations in advance of its first production decision later this spring.

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Air Force withheld nuclear mishap from Pentagon review team

Posted January 25, 2016 by Robert Burns

In the spring of 2014, as a team of experts was examining what ailed the U.S. nuclear force, the Air Force withheld from them the fact that it was simultaneously investigating damage to a nuclear-armed missile in its launch silo caused by three airmen. The Air Force Jan. 22 gave The Associated Press the first…

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Navy carrier group powered partly by biofuel sets sail

Posted January 22, 2016 by Julie Watson

The U.S. Navy Jan. 20 launched its first carrier strike group powered partly by biofuel -- a mix made from beef fat -- calling it a milestone toward easing the military's reliance on foreign oil.

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Red Flag 16-1 prepares for takeoff

Posted January 22, 2016 by

Red Flag 16-1 is scheduled to begin Jan. 25 and will conclude Feb. 12. Base officials want to remind southern Nevada residents that they may notice increased military aircraft activity during this time period.

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Blackjack UAS ready for fleet operation

Posted January 20, 2016 by

The Navy and Marine Corps’ RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system received the official green light for operation Jan. 13, marking a major milestone for the program.

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Receiving fuel

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Air Force photograph by TSgt. Nathan Lipscome A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a French F-2 Rafale over Iraq to support Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 8, 2016. The aircraft crew is assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron.

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Soldiers, Marines exercise joint capabilities aboard Army vessel

Posted January 20, 2016 by Sgt. Jon Heinrich

Exercising their joint capabilities, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, or TSC, mariners partnered with 25th Infantry Division's Lightning Academy soldiers and Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 463 pilots during inset and extract training off the shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Jan. 11-12.

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Chief of Naval Research helps steer new tech for fleet

Posted January 18, 2016 by Warren Duffie

On Jan. 13, Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter gave the keynote address at the Surface Navy Association's 28th Annual National Symposium, held in Crystal City, Va.

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Recapitalizing JSTARS: the communication system

Posted January 18, 2016 by Justin Oakes

And for the Air Force’s Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft, its communication component is one of four major areas undergoing a combined multi-billion dollar recapitalization. Since JSTARS’s introduction in 1991, Air Force command posts, Army mobile ground stations and many airborne platforms have come to rely on the information passed through the aircraft’s…

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