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U.S. Army completes qualification testing for new Stinger missile proximity fuze

Posted October 10, 2018 by

Army photograph The new proximity fuze enables the Stinger missile to destroy a wider array of battlefield threats such as enemy unmanned aircraft systems. TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Army has completed qualification testing for a new proximity fuze that significantly enhances the combat-proven Stinger® missile produced by Raytheon. During recent testing at Eglin Air Force Base…

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Raytheon, US Army improve TOW missile

Posted October 8, 2018 by

Army photograph Raytheon systems like the TOW missile enable ground forces to achieve overmatch against adversary armored and wheeled systems, regardless of the environment or conditions. TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a $21 million contract to develop a new propulsion system for the venerable TOW® missile. The contract funds a three-year effort…

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Raytheon, Rheinmetall join forces for U.S. Army’s Next-Gen Combat Vehicle competition

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TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon Company and Rheinmetall Defence have joined forces to meet the U.S. Army’s requirement for the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle-Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program. The global industry team will offer the new Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle paired with Raytheon weapons, sensors and system integration expertise to provide the Army with an advanced, modular, survivable and…

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A day in the life of an honor guardsmen

Posted October 5, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Davis-Monthan Air Force Base honor guardsmen practice a six-man flag fold at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2018. D-M’s honor guardsmen perform different types of ceremonies such as flag folding sequences and presentation of the colors.   Air Force photograph by Airman 1st…

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Raytheon delivers first SeeMe satellite to DARPA

Posted October 3, 2018 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon has delivered the first Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements, or SeeMe, satellite to DARPA. Assembled on the company’s advanced missile production lines, the new SeeMe satellite will provide greater situational awareness to soldiers on the ground. DARPA’s SeeMe program is designed to show that small satellites can be built affordably to give…

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355th MDOS hosts first annual Suicide Prevention Week

Posted September 21, 2018 by Airman Frankie D. Moore

The 355th Medical Operations Squadron held its first annual Suicide Prevention Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 10 – 14.

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Boeing, Cathay Pacific to donate world’s 1st 777 to Aviation Museum

Posted September 19, 2018 by

Boeing and Cathay Pacific announced today that they are donating the first-ever Boeing 777 airplane to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona, one of the world’s largest facilities devoted to celebrating aerospace. The iconic airplane (line number WA001 and registered B-HNL) flew from Cathay Pacific’s home airport in Hong Kong to Tucson, Arizona…

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AF spouses learn valuable resiliency skills

Posted September 17, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Military spouses attend a resiliency class at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2018. The class focused on providing tools to spouces to help deal with the challenges of military life. For the first time, spouses at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., attended a…

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Arizona Guard deploys to Czech Republic for Ample Strike 2018

Posted September 12, 2018 by Staff Sgt. George Keck

F-16 aircraft assigned to the 195th Fighter Squadron, 162nd Wing, Arizona Air National Guard in Tucson, Ariz., and supporting Airmen, are participating in Exercise Ample Strike 2018, at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic.

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Mission feature: AGE generates airpower from the ground up

Posted September 5, 2018 by Capt. Mary Hook

The 162nd Maintenance Group dedicates more than eight hundred personnel to keeping the wing’s F-16 Fighting Falcons airborne, but for one flight in the 162nd Maintenance Squadron, air superiority starts on the ground.

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