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Tinker acquires land for KC-46A Pegasus maintenance

Posted February 9, 2015 by

Air Force illustration An artistís rendering of the future KC-46A Pegasus Maintenance Campus to be built at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. On Feb. 3, 2015, the Air Force acquired the land for the campus. Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., officials announced Feb. 2, the acquisition of 158 acres of land on the southwest side…

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Key defense suppliers recognized for stellar delivery to warfighters

Posted February 9, 2015 by David Vergun

Getting top-notch materiel to the war fighters in the most cost-effective and efficient manner is what the American public expects of defense contractors. Some do that very well and others not as well as they should, say top Defense Department officials who oversee delivery of such gear. One of the things the military services are…

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Making sailors SAFFiR

Posted February 6, 2015 by Tammy White

Navy unveils firefighting robot prototype at expo Navy photograph by John F. Williams The Office of Naval Research-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) undergoes testing aboard the Naval Research Laboratory’s ex-USS Shadwell in Mobile, Ala. SAFFiR is a bipedal humanoid robot being developed to assist Sailors with damage control and inspection operations aboard naval vessels….

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AEDC tunnel back online after $33 million upgrade

Posted February 4, 2015 by

Courtesy Photo The image above is a three-dimensional cutaway view of the Captive Trajectory System recently installed in AEDCís 4-foot Transonic wind tunnel. The new CTS, used for weapons integration testing, has improved performance capacities over the original system. It is designed to carry higher loads and achieve higher angles with more accurate positioning capacities…

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F-35 nears completion of all-weather testing

Posted February 4, 2015 by

For the past four months, an F-35 Lightning II has endured extreme weather temperatures to certify the fleet to deploy to any corner of the world. 

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Budget request balances today’s needs against tomorrow’s threats

Posted February 2, 2015 by Jim Garamone

The president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request of $534 billion protects America today, while positioning the U.S. military to face the threats of tomorrow, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer Mike McCord said. McCord spoke about the budget request in advance in a Jan. 29 interview at the Pentagon. He emphasized that…

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Air Force identifies platform for next Air Force One

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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, in coordination with Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, has determined the Boeing 747-8 will serve as the next presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One, Air Force officials announced Jan. 28. “The presidential aircraft is one of the most visible…

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Binding material to save Osprey engines

Posted February 2, 2015 by Ryan Stark

The 58th Special Operations Wing has a plan to mitigate aircraft engine damage that happens during training missions using a biodegradable binding material at practice landing zones.

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AFRL announces winners of student satellite competition

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Students representing 10 universities competed for the chance to send a satellite they designed and built into space.

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DOD moves data to cloud to lower costs, improve security

Posted February 2, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department is moving its data to the cloud, driven by cost reductions, technical efficiencies and security considerations, Acting Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen told military and industry leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., Jan. 29. Halvorsen’s office hosted the first of what it characterized as a series of DOD CIO Cloud Industry Days –…

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