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Fort Hood presents Purple Hearts, medals to shooting victims, Families

Posted April 13, 2015 by by Heather Graham-Ashley

After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the Nov. 5, 2009, attack on Fort Hood were recognized during a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom award ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, April 10.

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Army equips first Shadow UAS v2 unit

Posted April 13, 2015 by Sofia Bledsoe

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has completed equipping the 1/501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division's Combat Aviation Brigade, from Fort Bliss, Texas, with the RQ-7Bv2 (Tactical Common Data Link) Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System, or UAS.

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Headlines April 10, 2015

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News Military confirms U.S. soldier killed in insider attack The military in Afghanistan April 9 confirmed that an American soldier was killed and eight others were wounded in a deadly insider attack.   Business Kendall: New U.S. Air Force bomber will compete upgrades The US Air Force’s next-generation bomber program will compete the right to…

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News Briefs April 10, 2015

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U.S. opts for envoy-level presence at Russia VE Day parade The Obama administration says the U.S. will be represented by its ambassador to Russia at a military parade in Moscow next month. The event marks the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany. The State Department said April 9 that the U.S….

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Latest AMRAAM variant achieves key program milestones

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Raytheon recently completed two milestones for the newest Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, the AIM-120D. The U.S. Air Force successfully completed testing and fielded the AIM-120D. The U.S. Navy achieved initial operational capability on the weapon. “AMRAAM is the most capable air-to-air weapon ever produced,” said Ron Krebs, AMRAAM program director for Raytheon Missile Systems….

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Army accepts delivery of first M109A7 self-propelled Howitzer system

Posted April 10, 2015 by Ashley Givens

Military personnel and defense contractors celebrated delivery of the first low-rate initial production M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer to the Army during a ceremony in Elgin, Okla., April 9.

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MDA selects Northrop Grumman for mentor-protégé program

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Northrop Grumman has signed a new U.S. Department of Defense mentor-protégé agreement with the Missile Defense Agency mentor-protégé program office in Huntsville. The DOD mentor-protégé program encourages prime contractors to help small businesses increase their participation in federal subcontracts and establish long-term relationships with prime contractors. Under the 36-month agreement, Northrop Grumman will assist QTEC,…

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Air Force seeks to develop next gen paint booth

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Aircraft coatings are critical to the operational life of aircraft – enabling heat resistance and coating and corrosion protection. On the new F-35 Lightning II, coatings will require maintenance over the lifetime of the program to meet strict environmental controls and quality finishes. This can be a costly, energy intensive process. As a result, the…

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Boeing acquires 2d3 Sensing to enhance imaging, intelligence services

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Boeing has acquired 2d3 Sensing, a wholly owned subsidiary of OMG plc specializing in motion imagery processing of critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data generated from aerial platforms. 2d3 Sensing’s software and services are used by the U.S. Air Force and other government and commercial customers. Their products can be found on the ScanEagle and…

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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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