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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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Network-enabled Harpoon missile completes free-flight test

Posted November 20, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy completed a free-flight test of the new network-enabled Harpoon missile system Nov. 18 at the Sea Range at Point Mugu, Calif.

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Marine Corps Harriers joint fight against ISIL

Posted November 20, 2015 by

Naval Aviation rejoined the fight against ISIL Nov. 19 when AV-8B Harriers from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)162(Reinforced)launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to conduct their first missions over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

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NRL researchers recruit luminescent nanoparticles to image brain function

Posted November 18, 2015 by Daniel Parry

Research biologists, chemists and theoreticians at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, are on pace to develop the next generation of functional materials that could enable the mapping of the complex neural connections in the brain. The ultimate goal is to better understand how the billions of neurons in the brain communicate with one another during…

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Triton UAS begins operational assessment, prepares for production

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The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system began one of the events that will be used to support the program’s Milestone C review and entry into low-rate initial production Nov. 17 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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AEDC transonic wind tunnel undergoes calibration

Posted November 18, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend A centerline pipe, pictured here, is used to measure pressure and determine test conditions in the 16-foot transonic wind tunnel at the Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. According to Michael Mills, wind tunnel performance engineer, this process is known as calibrating the tunnel and takes…

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Global Hawk reaches new milestone, helps in fight against ISIL

Posted November 16, 2015 by TSgt. Frank Miller

As the morning sun beat down on its nearly 131-foot wingspan, the EQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft descended from its 60,000-foot perch for the 500th time, coming to rest at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Nov. 11.

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NASA, Army celebrate 50 years of rotorcraft collaboration

Posted November 16, 2015 by Kathy Barnstorff

U.S. helicopters, military and civilian, are safer and more efficient today in part because of a research partnership established 50 years ago between the U.S. Army and NASA.

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Mad Scientists: Brainpower next frontier in Army’s arsenal

Posted November 13, 2015 by David Vergun

"Human performance will be as important, if not more important, than technology in 2030," predicted a high-level Army intelligence expert. The reason is that "we've seen an erosion in our technological advantage to overmatch adversaries," a trend that will continue, said Thomas Greco, G-2 for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

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Theodore Roosevelt departs 7th Fleet and enters 3rd Fleet

Posted November 13, 2015 by PO3 Jennifer Case

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations and entered the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations Nov. 13. While in 7th Fleet, Theodore Roosevelt participated in Exercise Malabar 15 with the Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, made a port visit to Singapore and…

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