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Headlines November 21, 2014

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News: Dempsey lays groundwork for larger 2016 defense budget – The top U.S. military official on Wednesday made the case for growing the base defense budget significantly over the $535 billion spending cap imposed by Congress for fiscal 2015.   Business: Boeing can bill $61 million that Pentagon withheld for months – The Pentagon withheld $60.5 million…

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Raytheon successfully demonstrates integrated electronic warfare capabilities

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Raytheon, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electronic attack system during flight tests at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in October.

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Three bases identified as F-16 aggressor candidate bases

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford Jr. A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron lands at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 6 during RED FLAG-Alaska 15-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation…

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 tests innovations for more efficient air travel

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The Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving aviation's environmental performance through every phase of flight.

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Army researchers develop pocket-sized aerial surveillance device

Posted November 21, 2014 by Jeffrey Sisto

Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are developing technologies for a pocket-sized aerial surveillance device for soldiers and small units operating in challenging ground environments.

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Researchers test insect-inspired robots

Posted November 21, 2014 by Joyce P. Brayboy

KMel Robotics photograph These nano-quads are the size that the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Micro-Autonomous Systems Technology consortium of researchers envision. The current state is about as compact as a microwave oven.   Army researchers are finding they have much to learn from bees hovering near a picnic spread at a park. Dr. Joseph Conroy,…

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F-35 and F-22 combine capabilities in operational integration training mission

Posted November 21, 2014 by SSgt. Marleah Robertson

The U.S. Air Force deployed four F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., to Eglin Air Force Base, earlier this month for the unit's first operational integration training mission with the F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing here.

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U.S. Navy commemorates C-2 Greyhound’s 50th anniversary of first flight

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For nearly 50 years, the C-2A Greyhound has carried passengers, essential supplies and letters from home to U.S. Navy carrier strike groups around the globe.

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The footprint of the Jolly Green Giant

Posted November 21, 2014 by A1C Erin R. Babis

Green feet mean rescue. TSgt. Mathew Macella, 56th Rescue Squadron pararescueman blue team non-commissioned officer in charge, succinctly summed up the explanation for all the stickers of green feet found around Royal Air Force Lakenheath and what they mean for the 56th RQS.

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Headlines November 17, 2014

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News: Fight over A-10 re-opens Hill, Air Force divide – After a relatively quiet summer, the battle for the future of the A-10 Warthog exploded in the last two weeks, reopening deep fissures between Congress and the Air Force that seem to show the two sides at a total stalemate. Chances for sequester relief fade as…

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