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Defense

Army to go universal with UAS operator training

Posted January 29, 2016 by J.D. Leipold

The Army is working toward a universal control interface for unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, that will help operators pilot more than one type.

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KC-135 crew saves F-16 pilot from ejecting over enemy lines

Posted February 19, 2016 by SrA. David Bernal Del Agua

Courtesy photograph SrA. Jonathan Nigl, left, a 384th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, Maj. Robert Bradley and Capt. Nathanial Beer, both 384th ARS pilots, pose for a photo in front of their aircraft. A KC-135 Stratotanker crew from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from ejecting over Islamic State of…

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Data obtained during AEDC wind tunnel testing readies F-35 for first Sidewinder launch

Posted March 9, 2016 by

Over the years, store separation testing using the Air Intercept Missile-9X (AIM-9X) Sidewinder has been conducted in the 4-foot transonic wind tunnel at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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Missile system would greatly increase defense capability in South Korea

Posted March 28, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea.

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Massachusetts, California ANG units hoist TSP colors during Frisian Flag

Posted April 15, 2016 by SSgt. Joe W. McFadden

Eight F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft and nearly 250 Airmen and support equipment from the 131st Fighter Squadron, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass., and the 194th Fighter Squadron, Fresno ANGB, Calif., commenced flight operations in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, April 11. 

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Defense

AH-64D Apaches arrive on Oahu

Posted April 29, 2016 by Sgt. Daniel Kyle Johnson

The Soldiers of 2-6th Cavalry Squadron, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, received their AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters this week from National Guard units across the country.

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DARPA’s Plan X gives military operators place to wage cyber warfare

Posted May 13, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

DARPA photograph The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Plan X program is working to help military cyber operators visualize the cyber battlespace and perform missions there based on an established cyber framework and a common operating picture. Plan X is a foundational cyberwarfare program whose engineers are developing platforms the Defense Department will use to…

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CH-53K completes first 20K lift

Posted May 27, 2016 by Sikorsky photograph

The U.S. Marine Corps’ newest helicopter, the CH-53K, completed its first external load flight test carrying a 20,000 lb. load May 26 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Envelope expansion tests will continue with incrementally increasing speeds with the 20,000 load, and then on to the CH-53K’s requirement, a…

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Twice as nice – CH-53K pacing for operational test

Posted June 10, 2016 by Sikorsky photograph

A pair of King Stallions conducted external load flight tests June 7 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Each CH-53K carried 12,000 lb. loads; one aircraft conducting flight expansion tests, the other a training flight in preparation for operational test with U.S. Marine Corps Operational Test Pilot Lt. Col….

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MQ-4C Triton UAS demonstrates new capabilities during flight test

Posted June 22, 2016 by

Navy photograph The MQ-4C Triton prepares for a flight test in June 2016 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. During two recent tests, the unmanned air system completed its first heavy weight flight and demonstrated its ability to communicate with the P-8 aircraft while airborne. The Navy recently demonstrated two key capabilities for the…

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