Defense

New AFRL podcast goes behind the scenes

Posted March 6, 2019 by Bryan Ripple

The Air Force Research Laboratory has launched a new podcast to bring you behind the scenes with the Air Force scientists, engineers and professionals who are developing tomorrow’s technology, today. From supersonic flight to GPS and space food, big developments come out of the Air Force Research Laboratory. “Lab Life” provides listeners insight into the…

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Strong partnerships showcased at Aero India 2019

Posted March 4, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Juan Torres A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, 35th Fighter Wing, performs a demonstration flight during Aero India 2019, at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, India, Feb. 20, 2019. The airshow provides a venue to strengthen bonds between the U.S. and international partners. BENGALURU, India–More than 80 U.S. personnel…

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MQ-9 detachment becomes fully operational

Posted March 4, 2019 by

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Greg Semmel, Air National Guard assistant to the commander in United States Air Forces in Europe, Air Forces in Africa, center, cuts a ribbon with the help of Polish air force Col. Lukasz Andrzejewski,12th Unmanned Aerial Vehicle base commander, Miroslawiec Air Base, Poland, left, and U.S. Air Force Col. Andrew…

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DOD Sends Space Force Legislation to Congress

Posted March 4, 2019 by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department has proposed legislation that would create the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. If approved by Congress, the U.S. Space Force would be the first military service established since the Air Force stood up in 1947.

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Goldfein, Wright outline keys to strong leadership, its role in Air Force excellence

Posted March 4, 2019 by Charles Pope

Judging by the conversations and hardware on display, cutting edge technology – virtual reality, 5th generation equipment, hypersonic weapons, cyber capabilities – was the dominant theme at the Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando.

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Army snipers field test a more accurate, ergonomic rifle

Posted March 4, 2019 by Maj. Michael P. Brabner

Eight Ivy Division snipers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team field tested an upgrade to the Army's sniper rifle in the shadows of the fabled Rocky Mountains.

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QM-177A target achieves initial operational capability

Posted March 1, 2019 by

Navy photograph A BQM-177A Sub-Sonic Aerial Target (SSAT) prepares for flight test in May 2017 from Point Mugu, Calif. The U.S. Navy’s next-generation Sub-Sonic Aerial Target, BQM-177A, reached Initial Operational Capability (IOC) Feb. 27 and will begin land-based operations in Point Mugu, Calif. The BQM-177A provides realistic threat representation for developmental and operational testing of major DoD and international…

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F-35A maintainers, special ops team for forward refueling

Posted March 1, 2019 by

America’s most advanced aircraft integrated with a variant of one of its oldest and truest air frames this week to provide more combat flexibility to the Air Force.

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F-35C achieves initial operational capability

Posted March 1, 2019 by

The commander, Naval Air Forces and the U.S. Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation jointly announced that the aircraft carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C Lightning II, met all requirements and achieved Initial Operational Capability.

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Army fiscal 2020 budget proposal realigns $30 billion

Posted March 1, 2019 by Devon L. Suits

The Army is slated to release its fiscal year 2020 budget request on March 12, which will include the realignment of nearly $30 billion over the next five years to improve readiness and better support the Army's six modernization priorities.

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