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Defense

New Army aircraft will be durable, lethal, unmanned for modern conflicts

Posted April 30, 2018 by David Vergun

What Army aviation needs now is an aircraft that "can cut through an integrated air defense network and overcome anti-access, area-denial threats to dominate the corridor for the maneuver force to flow through," said Brig. Gen. Walter T. Rugen, director of the Army's Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team.

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Air Force releases F-j16C midair collision investigation results

Posted April 30, 2018 by

Two F-16Cs collided head-on and crashed during training at Bulldog Military Operation Area near Louisville, Ga., June 7, 2016, after a pilot failed to ensure flight path deconfliction and separation of aircraft, according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released April 27. Both pilots were unable to regain control of their aircraft…

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Defense

First JB Charleston C-17s receive nose art, embrace heritage

Posted April 30, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Megan Munoz

Air Force photograph Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, and members of the 437th Maintenance Squadron reveal the nose art on a C-17 Globemaster III during rehearsal of the Air and Space Expo, April 27, 2018. Members of the 437th and 315th Operations Groups and 437th Maintenance Group worked together to design and apply…

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Land Component Command headquarters in Iraq holds deactivation ceremony

Posted April 30, 2018 by

The Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command headquarters was deactivated April 30 at a ceremony in Baghdad, signifying the end of major combat operations in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and acknowledging the changing composition and responsibilities of the coalition. CJFLCC was responsible for coalition land force operations in support of…

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Defense

AFRL signs first of its kind software license with Pratt & Whitney

Posted April 27, 2018 by Jill Bohn

The Air Force Research Laboratory has executed a software license agreement for FEMORPH modeling and simulation software with licensee Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies Corporation. AFRL is the first Department of Defense agency to utilize the software licensing authority established under Section 801 of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. An annual license payment…

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Defense

State of the Infantry: Updates to marksmanship, training

Posted April 27, 2018 by David Vergun

The U.S. is being challenged by a number of near-peer adversaries and, to a certain extent, terrorist organizations, said Brig. Gen. Christopher T. Donahue, Infantry School Commandant, Maneuver Center of Excellence.

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Defense

Budget request continues on path to military recovery, chairman says

Posted April 27, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The current budget situation will allow the military to restore its competitive advantage over any possible adversary, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee April 26. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford stressed that the U.S. military has a competitive advantage over any potential adversary right now. “I’m confident…

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Defense

Air Force Tech Report: Ground Based Radar Early Warning System

Posted April 27, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force maintains seven ground based early warning radar systems capable of detecting attacks and conducting general space surveillance and satellite tracking, located in seven separate locations around the globe, helping U.S. forces stand ready to respond in a moments notice.

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Defense

AF aims to save $2B, improve lethality with new acquisition approach

Posted April 27, 2018 by Debbie Aragon

Air Force photograph by Malcolm McClendon At center, Rich Lombardi, deputy under secretary of the Air Force for management, and deputy chief management officer, office of the under secretary of the Air Force, chairs a category management council meeting at Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, April…

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Defense

Mattis highlights efforts to restore military, fight tomorrow’s wars

Posted April 27, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinanco

The United States has a clear way forward with the 2018 National Defense Strategy to restore the military’s competitive edge in an era of re-emerging long-term great power competition, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee April 26.

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