Defense

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

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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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XP-80 marks 75th anniversary

Posted March 1, 2019 by R. Ray Ortensie

Air Force photograph The XP-80A being prepped for first flight, Jan. 8, 1944. The XP-80 was a result of the combined interest of both the Army Air Forces and Lockheed in producing a jet-propelled airplane of superior performance. While Lockheed representatives were at Wright Field, Ohio, in May 1943, Army Air Force officials invited Lockheed…

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Navy to commission LCS Charleston

Posted March 1, 2019 by

Austal USA photograph The future littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) is underway for acceptance trials, which are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy. The Independence-variant littoral combat ship will be commissioned March 2 in Charleston, S.C. The U.S. Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship…

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Stratcom commander: Modernizing nuclear triad critical to defense

Posted February 27, 2019 by David Vergun

The nuclear triad, which is composed of submarine-launched ballistic missiles, intercontinental ballistic missiles and bombers, “is the most important element of our national defense, and we have to make sure that we’re always ready to respond to any threat,” the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said Feb. 26.

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EQ-4 Global Hawk Controlled‘Beyond Line of Sight’

Posted February 27, 2019 by Tech. Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady

One of the assets flying missions from Al Dhafra Air Base, is the EQ-4 Global Hawk. This remotely piloted aircraft previously required coordination with other bases to control it while in the air. Now by utilizing technology this process can be conducted locally.

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AFRL research targets lethal AAA weaponry

Posted February 27, 2019 by Bryan Ripple

Air Force photograph Capt. Yongjun Yoon, an RF sensing engineer from the RF Technology Branch at AFRL’s Sensors Directorate, and David Sobota, with the Sensors Effects and Analysis Branch, in front of a ZPU-4 Soviet-built anti-aircraft gun at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Composed of four KPV 14.5mm heavy machine guns…

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AFOTEC maintains mission readiness through operational testing

Posted February 27, 2019 by Cameron S. Hunt

Air Force photograph by Cameron Hunt Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Detachment 4 personnel are positioned next to operators while testing a weapons system, Feb. 13, 2019, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. AFOTEC’s mission is to test weapons systems in operationally realistic environments with the goal to inform war fighters from the…

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Soldiers train with allies to survive the jungle

Posted February 27, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup

Army photograph by Sgt. Alvin Reeves A team of soldiers from 5th Battalion-20th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and the Royal Thai Army conduct military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training for Cobra Gold 2019, Feb. 13, 2019, Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand. Exercise Cobra Gold is the largest Theater Security…

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