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Hagel: Future requires renewed era of partnership

Posted February 3, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

In a changing security and fiscal environment, the Defense Department will seek to collaborate more closely with European allies, especially to help build the capabilities of other global partners, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. He and State Department Secretary John Kerry formed a panel in Munich, Germany, at the Munich Security Conference, which ended Feb….

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Official discusses Chinese air force, missile trends

Posted February 3, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

U.S. intelligence officials visiting Capitol Hill Jan. 30 reported to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on the steady progress made by the PeopleĆ­s Liberation Army Air Force and the implications of that development to the United States. Donald L. Fuell, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center force modernization and employment technical director…

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Army confirms Rapid Equipping Force as ‘enduring’

Posted February 3, 2014 by Kara Ewell

Army photograph by David Vergun Sgt. Maj. James Hash shows a Rapid Equipping Force-procured Dragon Runner, operated by Soldiers remotely in Afghanistan for reconnaissance and counter improvised explosive device operations. The venue is the Washington Auto Show, in February 2013, in the nation’s capital. The Army has affirmed the continued existence of its Rapid Equipping…

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Business

Lockheed conducts 2nd successful production qualification flight test of GMLRS Alternative Warhead

Posted February 3, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the second Production Qualification Test (PQT) for the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead recently at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Four rockets were fired from a M270A1 launcher and destroyed their respective targets approximately 17 kilometers away. This test follows the initial successful PQT test conducted in October…

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Space

NASA’s next generation space telescope is coming together

Posted February 3, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The Near-Infrared Camera for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is seen in a cleanroom at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto, Calif., where it was designed and built. An infrared camera designed with University of Arizona and Lockheed Martin know-how, which will form the heart of NASA’s James Webb…

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Weapons Airmen bring bombs to fight

Posted February 3, 2014 by SrA. Benjamin Sutton

Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Sutton Senior Airman Jordan Gee, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons three man, adjusts the pins on an inert GBU-12 munition Jan. 28, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Gee is one of more than 3,200 military members currently participating in the combat exercise Red Flag 14-1. By providing…

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Business

General Dynamics awarded $73 million for Abrams tank production

Posted February 3, 2014 by

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $72.7 million under an existing contract to upgrade 12 M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) V2 configuration. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. The most technologically advanced digital tank, the M1A2 SEP V2…

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NASA selects space launch system adapter hardware manufacturer

Posted February 3, 2014 by

NASA has selected Teledyne Brown Engineering of Huntsville, Ala., to design and build a key component of the new Space Launch System rocket the agency is developing to send humans farther than ever into deep space. The component is the Launch Vehicle/Stage Adapter, which will be used to connect the rocket’s 27.5-foot diameter core and…

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President to nominate several to key DOD positions

Posted February 3, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate four people to key Defense Department positions, all of which require Senate confirmation. They are: Miranda A. A. Ballentine, to be assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment, and logistics; Michael McCord, to be undersecretary of Defense (comptroller); Brian P. McKeon, to be principal…

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Royal Australian Air Force touches down for Red Flag 14-1

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard A Royal Australian Air Force 77th Squadron F/A-18 Hornet prepares to land Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The RAAF is at Nellis to participate in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27 to Feb. 14. Red Flag 14-1 is an air-to-air combat training exercise…

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