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‘Trial by Flag’ for new F-35A pilots

Posted February 15, 2019 by

It’s deceptively calm in the cockpit. There’s a constant, seemingly discordant stream of chatter coming through his helmet. In the sky ahead are more than 60 advanced enemy aircraft, flown by some of the best fighter pilots in the world. Welcome to Red Flag.

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AFRL, American Semiconductor create flexible system-on-chip for ‘internet-of-things’

Posted December 29, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

As the ecosystem of everyday objects embedded with technology to connect, communicate and transfer information continues to expand, scientists are challenged to find ways to enable even more physical objects to become ‘smarter’ and connected. 

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Air Force Tech Report: Pilot training next

Posted July 20, 2018 by

The Air Force is searching for new ways to train pilots more efficiently and quickly. Leveraging virtual and augmented reality is a key part of the experimental Pilot Training Next program. It’s an effort that could help streamline the Air Force effort to quickly get qualified pilots in the air.

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DOD’s underfunded maintenance backlog exceeds $116 billion, official says

Posted April 20, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The requested $10.5 billion in military construction and family housing programs in the president’s fiscal year 2019 budget request makes significant progress to recapitalize facilities, but it will not reverse the impacts of six years of sequestration, the assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment said today. “We currently have an underfunded maintenance…

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MH-60R Seahawk lands aboard Danish frigate

Posted June 15, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph One of the first Danish MH-60R Seahawk helicopters landed aboard a Danish frigate of the IVER HUITFELDT class in Copenhagen Harbor to commemorate the U.S. Navy’s delivery to the Danish Defense June 6, 2016. “The delivery of these first three of nine MH-60R helicopters to Denmark is a great team accomplishment between…

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The M119 howitzer platform gets a new muzzle brake design

Posted February 15, 2017 by Lauren Poindexter

Army photograph The M119 105mm howitzer, outfitted with the LBOP muzzle brake, ready for live-fire testing at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Engineers from Watervliet Arsenal have designed a 105 mm low blast overpressure muzzle brake, or LBOP. It’s the first large caliber muzzle brake designed specifically for an existing gun system. Muzzle brake…

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Air Force selects Wright-Patterson AFB to host F-35 support organization

Posted December 5, 2018 by

The Air Force selected Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as the preferred location for the F-35 Lightning II Hybrid Product Support Integrator organization which supports the entire F-35 enterprise to include joint and international partners.

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On the modern battlefield, ordinary Soldiers must also prepare to be frontline medics

Posted July 26, 2017 by David Vergun

When Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland left Afghanistan in 2013, he said he remembers troops there had an expectation that medevac helicopters would evacuate the wounded within the so-called "golden hour"

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Cyber, space, Middle East join nuclear triad topics at deterrence meeting

Posted July 29, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

The nuclear triad still is seen as a critical deterrent against aggression by U.S. adversaries, but all speakers during a U.S. Strategic Command meeting panel July 27 also discussed the need for deterrence in the cyber and space domains, and the Middle East.

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7th SOS practices landings on USS Carter Hall

Posted March 22, 2017 by

Navy photograph by JO1 Darren M. Moore A CV-22 Osprey assigned to Special Operations Command Europe approaches the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) during deck landing qualifications. The ship is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts…

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