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First combat Raptor, Maloney’s Pony, rides into Edwards

Posted January 15, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

The 411th Flight Test Squadron got a first-hand look at a legend in June and November of 2015 when F-22 tail number 09-0174 "Maloney's Pony" landed at Edwards.

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Test team aims at new machine gun for Pave Hawk

Posted January 13, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

Arriving in the rain, an HH-60G Pave Hawk landed Jan. 5 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to begin testing the ballistic dispersion of a GAU-21 .50-caliber machine gun.

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Bittersweet goodbyes: Last S-3 Viking leaves Navy service

Posted January 13, 2016 by Kimberly Brown

After more than 40 years of service, the last S-3B Viking in U.S. Navy service launched one last time from the runway at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., Jan. 11.

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U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics production contract for SEWIP 1B3

Posted January 11, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded a production contract for its Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 1B3 to General Dynamics Mission Systems. General Dynamics will deliver Block 1B3 system upgrades over the next five years. The upgrades will be integrated into new and existing Navy ships providing significantly improved situational awareness of the tactical environment…

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U.S. Navy certifies latest capabilities of Aegis Combat System

Posted January 11, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency certified the latest evolution of the Aegis Combat System -- called Baseline 9.C1 -- for the U.S. destroyer fleet. The Aegis baseline, built by Lockheed Martin offers advanced defense capabilities and enhanced integration with other systems external to the ship.

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NAWCWD Threat/Targets team recycles, upgrades, brings knowledge home

Posted January 11, 2016 by

What if you could rip the engine out of your 1979 grocery-getter and make it run like a sports car for a third the cost of buying new? Late last year, the Threat/Target Systems Department at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division did just that.

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US conducts B-52 bomber overflight in South Korea after nuke test

Posted January 11, 2016 by

A U.S. B-52 Stratofortress from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted a low-level flight in the vicinity of Osan Air Base, South Korea, in response to a recent nuclear test by North Korea, according to a U.S. Pacific Command news release issued Jan. 9.

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SMC releases RFP for GPS III Space Vehicles 11+

Posted January 11, 2016 by

Phase 1 production readiness feasibility assessment The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., released a solicitation Jan. 8, seeking proposals for the Global Positioning System’s GPS III Space Vehicles 11+ Phase 1 Production Readiness Feasibility Assessment contract. This solicitation is for a competitive firm-fixed-price acquisition with up to three…

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NRL tests cooperative soaring concept for sustained UAV sailplane flight

Posted January 8, 2016 by Daniel Parry

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, in collaboration with the Air Vehicle Intelligence and Autonomy Lab at Pennsylvania State University, completed testing of cooperative autonomous soaring algorithms used to keep unmanned sailplanes aloft for sustained flight durations — demonstrating the concept of shared soaring data between two unmanned aerial vehicles in flight. During the weeks of…

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Navy leader says ‘nukes’ essential to US survival

Posted January 8, 2016 by Robert Burns

In his blueprint for a stronger Navy, the sea service’s new top boss, Adm. John M. Richardson, is blunt about what he thinks matters most: nuclear punch. Battling terrorists is today’s problem, but in looking toward a farther horizon, Richardson wants a Navy built to counter unpredictable future threats from other countries such as North…

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