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Eglin wing completes first flightline weapons load on F-35

Posted October 23, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Andrea Posey The 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen prepare to load a missile-guided bomb onto an F-35A Lightning II Oct. 16 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Load crew members assembled the missile before loading it onto the F-35.   Air Force photograph by SrA. Andrea Posey Airmen from the…

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U.S. Navy beings exercise with Royal Canadian Navy

Posted October 23, 2015 by

U.S. and Canadian naval units began a Task Group Exercise off the coast of Southern California, Oct. 20. Participating units from the Royal Canadian Navy include Canadian Fleet Pacific, Halifax-class frigates HMCS Calgary (FFH 335) and HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331), and Victoria-class submarine HMCS Chicoutimi (SSK 879). “The Royal Canadian Navy frequently participates in training…

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Pacific Thunder tests combat search, rescue capabilities

Posted October 23, 2015 by SSgt. Benjamin Sutton

A bilateral exercise involving combat search and rescue drills ended Oct. 23 after nearly two weeks of constant training between U.S. and South Korean forces.

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Ground combat system upgrades focus on weight, lethality

Posted October 21, 2015 by Elizabeth M. Collins

Ground combat vehicle modernization efforts are moving forward, on schedule and under budget, the ground combat systems program executive officer told reporters last week.

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USS Ross successfully intercepts ballistic missile target

Posted October 21, 2015 by

USS Ross (DDG 71) successfully intercepted a ballistic missile in the North Atlantic Ocean during the Maritime Theater Missile Defense Forum's At Sea Demonstration Oct. 20, 2015.

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Radar upgrades ensure situation awareness

Posted October 21, 2015 by Patty Welsh

A Battle Management program to improve Air Force long-range radar systems recently reached full operational capability when all long-range sites were certified and deemed effective.

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Arnold test facility marks 30 years since Initial Operational Capability

Posted October 21, 2015 by Raquel March

The 30th anniversary of the Aeropropulsion System Test Facility achieving initial operational capability was Sept. 30, 2015, with the conclusion of a Pratt & Whitney F100 engine test in the facility's C-1 test cell.

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Army researchers extend missile system shelf life

Posted October 19, 2015 by

As consumers, many of our items contain a "use by" or "best before" date. In the aviation and missile community, the same principle applies to its weaponry arsenal.

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Army photograph by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
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Unmanned aircraft: New kid on block flexing muscle

Posted October 19, 2015 by Keith Oliver

"It's a tactical capability working at a strategic distance."

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Air Force sets weight restrictions for F-35 pilots

Posted October 17, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The F-35 Lightning II is still in the development phase, even as it’s being delivered to the field and readied for combat operations. As engineers, operators and maintainers discover issues with the aircraft, corrections and fixes are made to current and future aircraft. Concurrent testing and production of all models of the…

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