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DoD Official: Lethality, Readiness Drive Acquisition and Sustainment Reform

Posted May 4, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

Navy photograph The F-35C Lightning II designated CF-2 completed the final system development and demonstration flight at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., April 11, 2018. The aircraft, assigned to the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force, completed a mission to collect loads data while carrying external 2,000-pound GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munitions and AIM-9X…

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Investments focus on more lethal Force, Navy secretary says

Posted May 4, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

Navy photograph by PO2 Scott Swofford FGS Hessen, right, and USS Forrest Sherman conduct a strait transit with USS Harry S. Truman through the Strait of Gibraltar, April 27, 2018. Truman is deployed as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe. The naval enterprise…

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New life for F-16s a ‘great deal’ for Department of Defense, taxpayers

Posted May 4, 2018 by Micah Garbarino

An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.

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Navy’s newest LPD to be named in honor of WWII Medal of Honor recipient

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Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship will be named in honor of Navy veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Richard M. McCool Jr. McCool, a native of Oklahoma, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1944 and later served aboard Landing Craft Support…

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USS Abraham Lincoln completes CSSQT

Posted May 4, 2018 by PO2 Jessica Paulauskas

Navy photograph by PO3 Clint Davis The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) fires a RIM-116 test rolling airframe missile during combat systems ship qualification trials. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) tested the ship’s defense capabilities during Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT), April 20- May 2. CSSQT tested…

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German-American partnership on display during air show

Posted May 4, 2018 by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua

When boarding U.S. aircraft during an air show, it is natural for people to expect a U.S. pilot or crew member to greet them. This wasn’t the case when a group of German school children visited a C-17 Globemaster III during the Berlin Air and Trade Show on April 27.

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Watchdog: Global military spending up by 1.1 percent

Posted May 4, 2018 by Jan M. Olsen

COPENHAGEN, Denmark–Global military spending rose to $1.739 trillion last year, a 1.1 percent increase on 2016, a Swedish arms watchdog said May 2. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI, said China continued its upward trend that has lasted for more than two decades, Russian expenditure fell for the first time since 1998, and…

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Navy accepts delivery of future USS Tulsa

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Austal USA photograph The future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) is underway for acceptance trials, which are the last significant milestone before delivery of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship to the Navy. During trials, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the future USS Tulsa, intended to demonstrate the performance of the propulsion plant, ship handling abilities…

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BACN goes global after delivering CENTCOM comms for 9 years

Posted May 2, 2018 by Benjamin Newell

The people who manage the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node want to keep a sense of urgency as the system transitions from Joint Urgent Operational Need to Program of Record.

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Air Force Shooting Team competes in Multigun National Championships

Posted May 2, 2018 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Members of the Air Force Action Shooting Team pose for a portrait in between stages of the United States Practical Shooting Association’s Multigun National Championship in Boulder City, Nev., April 21, 2018. Members of the Air Force team finished 4th and 12th out of 63 competitors in…

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