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Army plans intelligence system to be lighter weight, easier to use

Posted April 17, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Future versions of the Distributed Common Ground System - Army, or DCGS-A, will be less complex and easier to use, Army leaders told lawmakers.

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Closing the curtain on NAVAIR’s desert depot

Posted April 17, 2015 by

An MV-22 gets ready for takeoff following repair at NAVAIR’s Forward Deployed Combat Repair facility in Afghanistan. The FDCR mission ended in June 2014, and was primarily led by NAVAIR reservists with artisans from Fleet Readiness Centers. With the reduction in the nation’s military footprint overseas, just a handful of reservists from NAVAIR recently ended…

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F-35C conducts first detachment visit at NAS Lemoore

Posted April 15, 2015 by

Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., April 14.

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Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

Posted April 15, 2015 by

The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift, or FVL, research.

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Air Force announces KC-46A candidate bases

Posted April 15, 2015 by

Courtesy photograph The KC-46A Pegasus development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft #1 Dec. 28, 2014. Air Force officials announced April 14 that Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; Seymour-Johnson AFB, N.C.; Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.; and Grissom ARB, Ind. are candidate bases for the first Air Force Reserve-led KC-46A…

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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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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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Air Force seeks to develop next gen paint booth

Posted April 10, 2015 by

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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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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