Defense

Yesterday’s Air Force: Strategic Bombers

Posted April 25, 2018 by

Since the World War II era, the Air Force has relied on strategic bombers to gather intelligence and defend the United States against adversaries. Yesterday’s Air Force is a history and heritage featurette series profiling significant people and missions from the Air Force’s past.

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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

Posted April 23, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

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F-22 Raptor Demo Team rockets through FIDAE

Posted April 20, 2018 by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois

Air Force photograph Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander and pilot, flies a demonstration at FIDAE (Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio) in Santiago, Chile, April 4, 2018. Along with the demo team, members of the F-35 Lightening II attended FIDAE as a static display. U.S. Air Force…

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DOD’s underfunded maintenance backlog exceeds $116 billion, official says

Posted April 20, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The requested $10.5 billion in military construction and family housing programs in the president’s fiscal year 2019 budget request makes significant progress to recapitalize facilities, but it will not reverse the impacts of six years of sequestration, the assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment said today. “We currently have an underfunded maintenance…

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Service members seeing first fruits of Army acquisition changes

Posted April 20, 2018 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone Army Capt. Josh Redmond of Program Executive Office Soldier shows off the new enhanced binocular night-vision goggles helmet during a demonstration at Fort Belvoir, Va., April 17, 2018. FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Army Undersecretary Ryan D. McCarthy visited For Belvoir, Va., April 17 to see the results of the service’s…

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DOD must be more agile in technology development, official says

Posted April 20, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

The Defense Department must embrace a more agile approach to technology development to keep pace with rapidly evolving adversaries, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering told lawmakers April 17.

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3-D printer-capable Marines print replacement part for F-35

Posted April 20, 2018 by Cpl. Stormy Mendez,

Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are now capable of ‘additive manufacturing,’ also known as 3-D printing.  This innovative technique is the process of replicating a digital 3-D model in the real world. 3-D printing software breaks the digital model down into layers which can be reproduced by the printer. The printer then builds the model from the ground up, layer by layer, creating a tangible object.

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Speed must accompany innovation, Pentagon official tells Senate

Posted April 20, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The United States military has plenty of innovators, but it doesn’t have much time, the new undersecretary of defense for research and engineering told a Senate Armed Services subcommittee April 18. Michael D. Griffin told the senators that the speed of innovation will become the differentiating factor. “In a world where pretty much everyone today…

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Soldiers, Marines bring Joint Light Tactical Vehicle operational testing to completion

Posted April 18, 2018 by Michael M Novogradac

Army photograph by William C. Beach Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Twentynine Palms, Calif., perform Amphibious Landing missions at Camp Pendleton, Calif., during Joint Light Tactical Vehicle operational testing. Marines and Soldiers will finish testing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle April 19 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in…

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First-of-kind P-8A ground test saves $11.2 million, reduces schedule

Posted April 18, 2018 by

Seeking to improve “Speed to Fleet,” a team from across the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division test and evaluation community created, developed and successfully completed capabilities-based testing and evaluation in a Live, Virtual and Constructive environment for P-8A Poseidon mission systems.

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