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Future joint concepts focus on human elements

Posted January 23, 2015 by

A panel of military officers discussed the concepts of the Strategic Landpower Task Force Jan. 16 at the Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington, D.C. Developed from the lessons learned over the past 12 years of conflict, the Joint Concept for Integrated Campaigning and the Human Aspects of Military Operations concepts are currently making…

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NASA, Microsoft collaboration will allow scientists to ‘work on Mars’

Posted January 23, 2015 by

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens. Developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., OnSight will give scientists a means to plan and, along with the Mars Curiosity rover, conduct science…

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News Briefs January 19, 2015

Posted January 19, 2015 by

Decommissioned USS Constellation arrives in Texas for scrap The decommissioned USS Constellation has reached a South Texas shipyard where it will be scrapped. Officials with towing company Foss Maritime announced the former aircraft carrier arrived the afternoon of Jan. 16 in Brownsville. International Shipbreaking Ltd. will be paid $3 million to scrap the former military…

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Army researchers develop batteries that don’t corrode

Posted January 19, 2015 by

Army photograph by Conrad Johnson Emily Wikner, an Army Research Laboratory intern (left), assists Army Research Laboratory scientist Arthur Cresce, in the Electrochemistry Branch. Cresce is the co-inventor of an electrolyte additive with the potential to increase lithium battery energy density by 30 percent. New, lighter batteries are under development for Soldiers now, in-house, at…

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First military grade 12-micron thermal weapon sight unveiled

Posted January 19, 2015 by

BAE Systems Jan. 19 unveiled its first-to-market 12-micron thermal imaging technology that significantly improves the effectiveness of thermal weapon sights. The company’s Universal Thermal Clip-On version XII (UTCÆ XII) is the first military-grade thermal weapon sight to include the new 12-micron technology, which greatly reduces lens size, total system weight, and battery use, while delivering…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Posted January 19, 2015 by TSgt. Natalie Stanley

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James deliver their, “State of the Air Force,” press conference Jan. 15, 2015, in Washington, D.C. In her comments, James said we are the greatest Air Force in the world…

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Boeing receives orders for 336 more military rescue radios, system upgrades

Posted January 19, 2015 by

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. ñ Boeing will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios, and upgrade the system’s global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a combined total value of about $9.7 million. The U.S. military uses the global CSEL communication system to aid the rescue of downed…

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News Briefs January 16, 2015

Posted January 16, 2015 by

New Mexico calls out air force base in contamination case New Mexico is calling out the U.S. Air Force for missing a deadline to design and implement an interim system for cleaning up contamination from a fuel leak at a New Mexico base. The state Environment Department Jan. 15 issued a notice of violation related…

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F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

Posted January 16, 2015 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15, 2015. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons Schoolís first assigned F-35. A new era began at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School when…

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Boeing, Air Europa announce order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Boeing and Air Europa announced Jan. 15 an order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.6 billion at list prices, the largest ever Boeing widebody order from a Spanish carrier. The order was booked in December 2014 and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. Air Europa now…

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