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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes operational assessment

Posted November 30, 2015 by

Navy photograph The MQ-8C Fire Scout completes a test flight Nov. 19 at the Point Mugu Sea Range in California. This flight was one of 11 operational assessment events to validate the system’s performance, endurance and reliability. The MQ-8C Fire Scout completed has three week operational assessment period Nov. 20 at Naval Base Ventura County…

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New facility shows path to future Army training

Posted November 30, 2015 by Mike Casey

A team of soldiers and civilians is hammering plywood together and adding off-the-shelf electronics to demonstrate ideas for a new generation of Army training capabilities.

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Navy delivers first APKWS units to Jordan

Posted November 30, 2015 by

Navy photograph A UH-1Y helicopter fires an Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System. The Navy and industry partner BAE Systems recently shipped 110 Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System units to Jordan for integration on its CASA CN-235 light gunship aircraft. Jordan is the first international partner to receive APKWS, a laser-guided rocket that can destroy targets…

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AF chief scientist testifies before Congress on autonomy in future defense systems

Posted November 25, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

The chief scientist of the Air Force testified before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on Capitol Hill Nov. 19.

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Stethem joins with PLA(N) to conduct exercise

Posted November 25, 2015 by PO2 Kevin V. Cunningham

Navy photograph Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) joined with People’s Liberation Army-Navy PLA(N) guided-missile frigate Xuzhou (FFG 530) to practice the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea and conduct a search-and-rescue exercise, Nov. 20. Stethem concluded a scheduled port visit to PLA(N) East Sea Fleet of Shanghai that same day, where crew…

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New ‘Chem milling’ process garners positive reaction by producing parts quickly

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Bubbles of hydrogen gas boiled and rolled as electroplater Marissa DeMent dunked a new piece of what will become an F/A-18 Hornet’s aluminum exterior component into a chemical bath at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla.

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Carter details force of future initiatives

Posted November 23, 2015 by Jim Garamone

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said his Force of the Future program is necessary to ensure the Defense Department continues to attract the best people America has to offer. The secretary told students at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs Nov. 18 that one of his core commitments “is to help more of our…

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Army launches innovation challenge on cyber situational awareness

Posted November 23, 2015 by Claire Heininger

Situational awareness -- knowing precisely what's happening on the battlefield, where and when -- can make the difference between mission success and mission failure.

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Army researchers add power, range to artillery

Posted November 20, 2015 by Cassandra Mainiero

Army photograph The XM1113 extended range artillery, shown here at a range demonstration, uses a rocket-assist motor. Researchers at Picatinny Arsenal are exploring ways to use electrical charges to give warfighters more control to increase the range and burn rate of rocket propellants. Picatinny Arsenal engineers are improving artillery by extending its range, power and…

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Upgraded E-3 Sentry deploys to combat theater

Posted November 20, 2015 by Darren D. Heusel

The long-awaited, highly anticipated deployment of the E-3 Sentry (AWACS) Block 40/45 is finally over, with the deployment of the first upgraded weapon system to a combat theater of operations.

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