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More ground robots to serve alongside soldiers soon

Posted April 10, 2015 by David Vergun

The dawning of a new age of Army ground robots will soon be here, said Scott Davis, program executive officer for Combat Support and Combat Service Support.

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Better Buying Power 3.0 strives to enhance U.S. tech edge

Posted April 10, 2015 by Jim Garamone

The United States must maintain technological superiority over potential adversaries and competitors, and the latest iteration of the Defense Department’s Better Buying Power initiative is designed to maintain that edge, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said in Washington, D.C., April 9. Called Better Buying Power 3.0, the program builds on previous versions, Work told Pentagon…

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Small Diameter Bomb II completes system verification review

Posted April 10, 2015 by

Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force completed three successful Small Diameter Bomb II program reviews prior to a mid-May Milestone C decision. During March and April, the SDB II team successfully completed a functional configuration audit, a production readiness review and a system verification review. A successful Milestone C brief and decision clears the way…

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CTF, Tunnel 9 continues to make facility the ‘go-to place’

Posted April 10, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

"Tunnel 9 has operated under a Combined Test Force construct from day one at Arnold Engineering Development Complex," said Dan Marren, director of the AEDC White Oak, Md., site.

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North Island gets Fire Scout UAV avionics trainer

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The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit North Island, Calif., now offers a full spectrum of MQ-8C Fire Scout Vertical Take-off Unmanned Aerial Vehicle maintenance instruction with the arrival of their avionics training system March 30. CNATTU North Island is the single training center with the capability to train Fire Scout maintainers, and has…

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Raytheon, Kongsberg team on Naval Strike Missile

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Raytheon and Kongsberg have formed a teaming agreement for the Naval Strike Missile. The pact represents a second step in the companies’ efforts to offer world-class Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare solutions to the many governments interested in this warfare mission.  Raytheon and Kongsberg formed a similar agreement last year to develop the Joint Strike Missile, the…

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Headlines April 8, 2015

Posted April 8, 2015 by

News: U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies – The White House has invited leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council nations – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman – to the presidential retreat at Camp David in coming weeks, though the date is not confirmed. U.S. officials are…

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Ready, set, retrograde

Posted April 8, 2015 by SSgt. Whitney Amstutz

As the United States seeks to lessen its footprint at locations across Southwest Asia, the word retrograde has been on the lips of Department of Defense decision-makers for months.

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U.S. Navy kicks off naval engagement activities with Vietnam

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The U.S. Navy began the sixth annual Naval Engagement Activity with the Vietnam People's Navy April 6, as both nations celebrate the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2015.

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Headlines April 6, 2015

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News: The Pentagon’s $10-billion bet gone bad – Trying to fashion a shield against a sneak missile attack, military planners gambled on costly projects that flopped, leaving a hole in U.S. homeland defense.   Business: U.S. says would back India buying U.S. aircraft carrier technology – The U.S. government would support selling General Atomics’ electromagnetic launching system…

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