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Navy’s first network-enabled weapon ready for fleet operations

Posted June 20, 2016 by

The Navy’s first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon, JSOW C-1, has been delivered to the fleet after achieving Initial Operational Capability in early June.

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Testing at AEDC assists in further integration of the ASRAAM

Posted April 11, 2016 by Deidre Ortiz

In February, missile manufacturer Matra BAE Dynamics Alenia announced that the first Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles were delivered to the U.S. for integration and testing on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II.

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Navy announces director of JSF fleet integration

Posted April 13, 2016 by

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 12, that Rear Adm. Roy “Trigger” Kelley will be appointed as the director, Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration. Kelley will direct the Department of the Navy’s Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration Office, establishing unity of command and effort for the integration of the F-35 into the…

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QF-16s help F-35 JOTT plan for future testing

Posted May 19, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Three QF-16s descended on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently to aid the F-35 Joint Operational Test Team with test planning.

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Future USS Portland launches

Posted February 15, 2016 by

PASCAGOULA, Miss.–The future USS Portland (LPD 27) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard Feb. 13. The ship was transferred from the land level facility to the drydock, which was then flooded allowing her to float off the blocks. “Every milestone in the construction of a ship is significant, but seeing the…

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Multinational exercise prepares Kosovo Security Force for ‘worst day’

Posted June 10, 2016 by by SSgt. Thomas Duval

Kosovo security professionals and their NATO allies took center stage during one of the largest multinational interagency exercises in Kosovo.

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Emerald Warrior 16 increases joint forces interoperability

Posted May 18, 2016 by Capt. Zach Anderson

The final mission of Emerald Warrior 2016 was completed May 13, concluding two successful weeks of intense irregular warfare training designed to reinforce U.S. special operations forces interoperability and capabilities.

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Air Force, Army Developing Multidomain Doctrine

Posted January 29, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The Army and the Air Force are working together to flesh out how to fight a multidomain battle, a senior Air Force commander said today during a presentation at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

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ISO 9001 certification approved for the AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment contractor

Posted June 24, 2017 by Raquel March

Personnel with the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Test Operations and Sustainment, or TOS, contractor at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., are credited with accomplishing ISO 9001 certification. The contractor, National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, was certified ISO 9001 compliant after an audit performed by independent registrar Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, or LRQA, May 16-18, 2017. The…

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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