Defense

San Diego homeport for two new LCS class ships

Posted December 28, 2015 by

The Navy announced Dec. 23 the future littoral combat ships USS Detroit (LCS 7) and USS Montgomery (LCS 8) are scheduled to be homeported at Naval Base San Diego following their commissioning in summer 2016. Detroit is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship being built at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc. Montgomery is an Independence-class…

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Army technology team helps field robot

Posted December 28, 2015 by Dan Lafontaine

U.S. Army science and technology advisors have initiated a project to field a robot capable of assessing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives, or CBRNE, threats from a safe distance.

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James shares holiday message

Posted December 23, 2015 by

Available on YouTube – Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and her husband, Frank Beatty, wish all Airmen and their families a wonderful holiday season.

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Air Force cancels 2016 season of Tops in Blue

Posted December 23, 2015 by

Air Force officials announced Dec. 21 that Tops in Blue, the service-unique entertainment program, will cancel its 2016 season, allowing an extended review of the program. Over the last year, submissions to the Air Force’s Airmen Powered by Innovation program reflected recommendations to cancel Tops in Blue because of the required manpower and associated cost….

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Defense

Some ‘Star Wars’ tech inspired by the Army’s experiments in mobility

Posted December 23, 2015 by Jacqueline M. Hames

The Army has a flying saucer -- a real, honest-to-goodness flying saucer. It also has a jetpack, a hover car and an all-terrain walking vehicle. If that sounds like something out of a "Star Wars" movie, that's because Hollywood is influenced by the Army's experimental technologies.

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Soldiers bid farewell to Army’s oldest unmanned aircraft

Posted December 23, 2015 by Dave Conrad

The Army's oldest unmanned aircraft system had its final flight at West Fort Hood, Texas, as part of a ceremony that marked transitions for both the aircraft and its operators, Dec. 16.

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Defense

Luke F-35 team competes for first time in load crew competition

Posted December 23, 2015 by

A Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., F-35A Lightning II crew competed for the first time in a load crew competition Dec. 18, against legacy F-16 Fighting Falcon crews.

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New SBIRS ground system celebrates two major milestones

Posted December 21, 2015 by

The Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center recently announced the completion of two major milestones in the development and fielding of its new Space-based Infrared System ground system.

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Defense

NATO AGS arrives at Edwards

Posted December 21, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

NATO's first Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft arrived at Edwards Dec. 19 completing its first flight. The test flight marks the start of six months of ground and airborne testing at Edwards before the aircraft is sent to its new home in Sigonella, Italy.

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Juno PTV successfully launched for Missile Defense Test

Posted December 21, 2015 by

The U.S. Air Force's Rocket Systems Launch Program and its mission partners successfully completed the fourth launch of a Patriot Test Vehicle today from the U.S. Army's Fort Wingate near Gallup, N.M.

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