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Busted: Top 10 RPA myths debunked

Posted October 17, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

Drones. The once harmless term has taken on new meaning in recent years largely due to miseducation, Hollywood dramatizations, and their growing uses in non-military settings.

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NATO program develops tactical leaders

Posted October 15, 2015 by Capt. Sybil Taunton

Fighter pilots from seven allied countries, including the U.S., U.K., Spain, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, and Italy completed the NATO Tactical Leadership Program in Albacete, Spain, Oct. 9.

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C-5M scoops up in-flight data for NASA

Posted October 15, 2015 by SrA. Charles Rivezzo

Lockheed Martin and base officials recently recorded in-flight noise and vibration data onboard a C-5M Super Galaxy, ensuring the newly upgraded airframe was still compliant with NASA requirements.

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AF leaders testify before Congress on bomber structure

Posted October 7, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

Military experts in Air Force long-range strike capabilities testified Sept. 29 before a House Armed Services subcommittee on the Air Force bomber force structure.

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AEDC Blade Shop provides composite material repair

Posted October 7, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

Arnold Engineering Development Complex is of the first flight simulation testing sites to use composite materials for the rotor blades and spacers in its larger wind tunnels, and the Complex established an onsite facility to maintain these parts.

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Army engineers demonstrate anti-drone technology

Posted October 7, 2015 by Edward Lopez

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (Oct. 5, 2015) — Army engineers, who are seeking to adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could threaten Soldiers, successfully shot down two aircraft as part of their final technology demonstration. Although the research project began with the objective to counter rockets, artillery and mortars, the project scope was expanded…

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F-35C boards Ike for developmental testing

Posted October 7, 2015 by PO2 Hillary Browning

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) accomplished its first arrested landing of an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, Oct. 2.

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Army asks manufacturers for their ideas on replacement Apache engines

Posted September 30, 2015 by

Last week, the Army asked industry to provide preliminary design review proposals for the Improved Turbine Engine Program, or ITEP, which will eventually replace the existing General Electric T700-GE-701C/D engines that now power AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft.

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US bomber fleet unifies under 8th Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command leadership

Posted September 30, 2015 by Maj. Phil Ventura

Two bomb wings from the Air Combat Command ceremonially realigned Sept. 28 to Global Strike Command’s 8th Air Force, bringing all of the service’s bomber fleet under a single command. The move strengthens the Air Force’s entire long range strike fleet by joining B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess Air Force Base,…

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Three San Diego-based destroyers relocating to Washington

Posted September 30, 2015 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Jacob Estes The guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) is underway off the coast of Southern California. The U.S. Navy announced the homeport change of three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers Sept. 30. USS Gridley(DDG 101), USS Sampson(DDG 102), and USS Kidd(DDG 100) will relocate from San Diego to Naval Station Everett,…

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