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Defense

Army uses technology to increase aerial delivery accuracy

Posted May 16, 2016 by Jenna Brady

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a new system that will enhance the capabilities of U.S. Army Pathfinders as they conduct aerial operations.

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Photograph courtesy of Jim Haseltine
Defense

Raptors complete successful European deployment

Posted May 13, 2016 by SSgt. Stephanie Longoria

Twelve F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron and about 220 Airmen from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., completed on May 8 a month-long deployment to Royal Air Force Lakenheath.

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Global Hawk icing tests open doors to ease flight restrictions

Posted May 13, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Whenever the Global Hawk begins a mission, it has to travel through a certain area of the atmosphere that, under certain conditions, can create ice on the aircraft, adding weight and aerodynamic drag.

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Army photograph by Sgt. Daniel Cole
Defense

U.S., U.K., Georgian soldiers cultivate capabilities in Exercise Noble Partner

Posted May 13, 2016 by Sgt. Daniel Cole

Exercise Noble Partner 16 kicked off, May 11, beginning the 14-day training featuring Soldiers assigned to 3rd Infantry Division, paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Georgian soldiers assigned to 4th Armor Brigade and Soldiers from the United Kingdom 3d Rifles.

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JSF tailhook testing begins at Edwards

Posted May 13, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

When most people hear "tailhook" they think of U.S. Navy planes and aircraft carriers. However, almost all U.S. combat aircraft have a tailhook. That also goes for the Air Force's new F-35A Joint Strike Fighter. 

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Defense

U.S. missile defense site opens in Romania, Russia sees threat

Posted May 13, 2016 by Alison Mutler

A U.S missile defense site in Romania aimed at protecting Europe from ballistic missile threats became operational May 12, angering Russia, which opposes having the advanced military system in its former area of influence.

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Defense

Bomber, fighter aircraft training wrapping up in Utah

Posted May 13, 2016 by Mitch Shaw

Until May 14, the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron, a Hill AFB tenant unit based at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, will be conducting training exercises, which includes air-to-ground weapons testing on more than 40 of the U.S. Air Force's combat aircraft.

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Army photograph by Glen Mansker
Defense

Dugway tests system for easier UAS transit

Posted May 11, 2016 by Al Vogel

A radar-based system tested at Dugway will soon allow military operators of unmanned aerial vehicles to fly within the National Airspace System to help maintain their skills.

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NASA photograph by Kim Shifflett
Business

Orion Exploration Mission-1 crew module pressure tested

Posted May 11, 2016 by

The Lockheed Martin and NASA Orion team has successfully proof-pressure tested the Orion spacecraft's Exploration Mission-1 crew module.

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Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit
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Veterans, spouses attend Edwards retiree appreciation day

Posted May 11, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Approximately 300 military retirees, their families and surviving spouses were welcomed to the 2016 Military Retiree Appreciation Day event held May 7 at the Oasis Community Center and base gym at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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