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Navy delivers first APKWS units to Jordan

Posted November 30, 2015 by

Navy photograph A UH-1Y helicopter fires an Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System. The Navy and industry partner BAE Systems recently shipped 110 Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System units to Jordan for integration on its CASA CN-235 light gunship aircraft. Jordan is the first international partner to receive APKWS, a laser-guided rocket that can destroy targets…

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Air Force prepares for all MQ-9 force

Posted February 27, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

For the past 21 years the Air Force has flown the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator in combat, and for the last 10, the MQ-9 Reaper.

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First Italian F-35 mission highlights partnerships

Posted November 6, 2015 by

Two Italian pilots completed their initial F-35 Lightning II training flights Nov. 5 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., marking the first F-35 flights under control of Italian pilots.

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Six new inductees revealed at Schriever Wall of Honor ceremony

Posted July 6, 2018 by James Spellman, Jr.

Six early Air Force and civilian space pioneers were honored during a ceremony held June 14 to unveil their names, newly inscribed on a wall of polished black granite at the General Bernard A. Schriever Memorial, located on the grounds of the Schriever Space Complex at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

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Tracking Santa

Posted December 10, 2018 by

The North American Aerospace Command is responsible for tracking every flight over the U.S. and Canada. They’re so serious about their job that not even Santa gets a free pass when he delivers his gifts on Christmas. Find out how they accomplish this amazing feat.

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Air Force charts course for next generation ISR dominance

Posted August 3, 2018 by

On Aug. 2, the Air Force released the Next Generation Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Dominance Flight Plan, an encompassing strategy about how the service maintains and enhances decisive advantage amidst the reemergence of great power competition and rapid technological change in the digital era.   “We’re the best in the world,” said Lt. Gen. Dash…

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33rd FW wheels up at Checkered Flag

Posted December 14, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson

The Eglin Air Force Base’s 33rd Fighter Wing deployed six F-35A Lightning II and 95 personnel to Checkered Flag 17-1 at Tyndall AFB, Fla., Dec. 5- 19.

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USS John S. McCain leaves dry dock, continues repairs in Yokosuka

Posted November 28, 2018 by

USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) achieved a major milestone this week as it successfully launched from dry dock and moored pierside at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Nov. 27. This milestone is an important step in the ongoing effort to repair and restore one of the U.S. Navy’s most capable platforms, and reflects nearly a…

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AFRL green monopropellant licensed to Nevada small business

Posted February 7, 2018 by Mindy Cooper

Courtesy photograph Milton McKay, a now-retired member of the AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate Propellants Branch handles a sample of AF-M315E, a green alternative to hydrazine. AFRL recently licensed the propellant to Digital Solid State Propulsion for commercialization. A recently signed Air Force Research Laboratory patent licensing agreement will enable commercialization of a green alternative to…

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Navy carrier group powered partly by biofuel sets sail

Posted January 22, 2016 by Julie Watson

The U.S. Navy Jan. 20 launched its first carrier strike group powered partly by biofuel -- a mix made from beef fat -- calling it a milestone toward easing the military's reliance on foreign oil.

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