Defense

Draken International provides adversary support to NAFB

Posted December 11, 2015 by A1C Rachel Loftis

Draken International, a commercial fleet of ex-military aircraft, recently won a bid for a year-long contract to provide adversary support here. Draken International is based in Lakeland, Fla., and has a fleet of more than 70 tactical aircraft. The company owns and operates the world’s largest commercial fleet of ex-military aircraft.

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KC-135s surpass 100,000 combat hours

Posted January 8, 2016 by TSgt. Terrica Y. Jones

The KC-135 Stratotanker fleet at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, flew more than 14,700 sorties in 2015 accumulating 103,419 combat hours in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.

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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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Carter: Budget reflects defense needs in new strategic era

Posted February 26, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal accounts for America’s leading role as an underwriter of worldwide security and the need to invest in technologies and people in a new strategic era, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Feb. 25.

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Air Force continues to pursue total force integration

Posted March 14, 2016 by

The Air Force continues to make strides toward total force integration, according to an annual report submitted to Congress March 4. The report is based on recommendations from the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and focuses on how the force structure should be modified to best fill current and future mission…

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World’s largest maritime exercise underway in Middle East

Posted April 4, 2016 by

The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise, the largest maritime exercise in the world, kicked off April 4, with international naval and civilian maritime forces from more than 30 nations spanning six continents training together across the Middle East.

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Fuel efficiency testing on modified MC-130J

Posted April 20, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Earl Haun, a Lockheed Martin maintenance contractor with the 413th Flight Test Squadron, walks around a modified MC-130J during preflight checks at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The aircraft was fitted with vertical fins on each wing, called winglets. The 413th Flight Test Squadron aircrew and engineers tested…

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Air Force conducts weapons evaluation at Hill, Utah Test and Training Range

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Hill Air Force Base and the Utah Test and Training Range will host fighter and bomber aircraft performing critical combat training and weapons testing May 2-14.

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Army tests High Energy Laser in exercise

Posted May 18, 2016 by by C. Todd Lopez Army News

Army photograph by Monica K. Guthrie Adam Aberle, High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck program manager, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Technical Center, holds an unmanned aerial vehicle displaying the damage caused by a compact laser weapons system during the during the Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment 2016, at Fort Sill,…

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Around the Air Force: June 3

Posted June 3, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force releases its 2030 Air Superiority Plan; an update on the KC-46A Pegasus; and CMSAF James A. Cody talks about the new enlisted performance reports.

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