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Fire Scout conducts flight with new radar

Posted June 16, 2014 by

Navy photograph The MQ-8 Fire Scout prepares to land after its† first flight with a new maritime surface search radar June 16 at Webster Field Annex, Md. This upgrade will increase the situational awareness and threat warning in a high-traffic littoral environment.† Fire Scout’s deployment with the new radar is planned for 2015.

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DOD, Air Force leaders look to F-35 maintainers for help

Posted June 16, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

The Pentagon will continue to seek aircraft maintainer suggestions and industry partner investments to reduce operating and sustainment costs by 10 to 20 percent as F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter improvements develop, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics said June 12, in a conference call with reporters Frank Kendall and Air…

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Whiteman B-2s train in UK

Posted June 13, 2014 by

Two B-2 Spirits flew to the U.S. European Command area of operations June 8 to train and integrate with U.S. and allied military forces in the region.

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Sophisticated simulations help provide improved weapons faster, cheaper

Posted June 13, 2014 by Ed Lopez and Cassandra Mainiero

As engineers design new weapons or modify existing ones, reducing time and money on development can be critical in providing Soldiers with improved weapons without undue delay.

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Misawa launches first Global Hawk

Posted June 13, 2014 by A1c Patrick S. Ciccarone

The RQ-4 Global Hawk made its first operational flight out of Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 6.

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DARPA’s Plan X uses new technologies to ‘see’ cyber effects

Posted June 11, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

Three years after the Defense Department named cyberspace a new domain of warfare, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is unveiling technologies that soon could make it possible for military leaders and warriors to plan and execute real-time cyber missions in a territory charted so far only by machines.

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Airmen, sailors build Navy mines for B-1 deployment

Posted June 11, 2014 by SrA. Yash Rojas

Airmen at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., partnered with several U.S. Navy minesmen June 2 through 7 during a joint training mission to exercise the B-1B Lancer’s capabilities in deploying Navy mines. The 28th Munitions Squadron members teamed up with midshipmen from the Naval Munitions Command Seal Beach for the first time to assist in building,…

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1st Space Ops assumes space surveillance mission

Posted June 11, 2014 by MSgt. Kevin Williams

The 1st Space Operations Squadron at Schriever AFB, Colo., will assume command and control of the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program this summer. The satellites are a space-based capability that will operate in the near-geosynchronous orbit regime supporting U.S. Strategic Command space surveillance operations as a dedicated Space Surveillance Network sensor. Gen. William L. Shelton,…

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Airmen wrap up ‘Eager Lion’ over Jordan skies

Posted June 11, 2014 by SSgt. Brigitte N. Brantley

For the past two weeks, airmen from around the world converged in Jordan to provide airpower to sister services and partner nations throughout Exercise Eager Lion 2014.

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Army develops first-of-its kind phase-coherent fiber laser array system

Posted June 11, 2014 by Jenna Brady

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Computational and Information Science Directorate's Intelligent Optics Team, and partners, recently developed, engineered, demonstrated and delivered the world's first known working Adaptive Phase Coherent Fiber Laser Array system

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