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One KC-130R Hercules refuses to quit

Posted May 11, 2016 by

Navy photograph Its modifications complete, a KC-130R Hercules departs NAS Patuxent River, Md., May 2, 2016 for delivery to the Chilean Air Force. The Tactical Airlift Program foreign military sales team delivered a KC-130R Hercules May 2, from the U.S. Navy fleet to the Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile: FACh). The aircraft was…

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Raytheon, US Army improve TOW missile

Posted October 8, 2018 by

Army photograph Raytheon systems like the TOW missile enable ground forces to achieve overmatch against adversary armored and wheeled systems, regardless of the environment or conditions. TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a $21 million contract to develop a new propulsion system for the venerable TOW® missile. The contract funds a three-year effort…

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Boeing, Travis partner for KC-46A testing

Posted March 20, 2017 by Capt. Lyndsey Horn

A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus team conducted testing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., from March 7-10, 2017. This testing was a combined effort between Boeing Test and Evaluation, and the Detachment 1, 418th Flight Test Squadron, which are co-located at the Boeing Facility in Seattle.

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JSF pilot ensemble designed to keep out CB agents

Posted February 6, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

After several tests over the past six months to contaminate and decontaminate an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter with simulated chemical and biological agents, the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has now moved forward to testing a suit ensemble designed to protect the pilot from those threats.

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DOD tech transformation holds surprises for U.S. adversaries

Posted April 13, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

In a geopolitical environment where the focus of nations often is on future technologies, the Defense Department’s Strategic Capabilities Office starts with systems that are well established and familiar to nearly everyone, especially adversaries.

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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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AFRL research to enable next-gen flexible, wireless communications

Posted December 6, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Courtesy photograph Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory have demonstrated the growth and transfer of flexible Gallium Nitride devices which can be used to amplify communication signals for next-generation wearable electronics, flexible sensors and radar systems. Next generation military and civilian applications require the ability to transfer more data, faster, at a high level…

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Raptors complete successful European deployment

Posted May 13, 2016 by SSgt. Stephanie Longoria

Twelve F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron and about 220 Airmen from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., completed on May 8 a month-long deployment to Royal Air Force Lakenheath.

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Burlington (EPF 10) successfully completes acceptance trials

Posted August 6, 2018 by

The Navy’s 10th Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, Burlington, successfully completed Acceptance Trials, Aug. 3 after two days of underway evaluation in the Gulf of Mexico.  The ship successfully demonstrated the readiness of its equipment and systems for operations, both dockside and underway, for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey.  The ship returned to the Austal…

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France takes command of NAVENT Taskforce 50

Posted December 7, 2015 by

A French flag officer embarked in the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle took command of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command's Task Force 50 Dec. 7, leading coalition naval strike operations for Operation Inherent Resolve -- the fight to degrade and ultimately destroy the ISIL terrorist organization.

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