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Navy LCAC C4N suite completes critical design review

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Navy successfully completed the Critical Design Review for a new Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Navigation suite for landing craft, air cushion, Naval Sea Systems Command announced Oct. 2. The LCAC C4N suite, also known as the command module electronics package, is the user interface the crew uses to operate…

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Marines, Brits turn over Helmand bases to Afghan forces

Posted October 27, 2014 by Marine Corps 1st Lt. Skye Martin

U.S. Marines and service members from the United Kingdom left Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan’s Helmand province Oct. 27, turning their facilities over to the Afghan security forces.

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Autonomy-enabled technology provides pathway to future

Posted November 7, 2014 by Bruce J. Huffman

Army photograph A convoy of Army trucks gets a test at Fort Hood, Texas. Testers were sometimes in the driver seats, but the vehicles operated autonomously. Army engineers from the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Warren, Mich., are developing technology solutions for autonomy-enabled systems. TARDEC and an industry partner, Lockheed Martin, demonstrated…

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DOD seeks future technology via development plan

Posted December 3, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

The Defense Department seeks technology and innovative ideas as part of its Long Range Research Development Plan within the Defense Innovation Initiative, a broad effort that examines future capabilities, dominance and strategy, a senior DOD official said Nov. 24. The newly-released LRRDP Request for Information will provide a way for DOD technology scouts to collaborate…

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AMPV program’s EMD contract awarded to BAE Systems

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The U.S. Army announced Dec. 23 that BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P. was selected for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development, or EMD, contract for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, or AMPV.

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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

Posted January 23, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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Services aim to standardize air, missile defense networks

Posted February 13, 2015 by David Vergun

Missile Defense Agency photograph Efforts are underway to better integrate missile systems across the Defense Department. Across the globe, a variety of air and missile defense threats are evolving and proliferating. At the same time, adversaries are exploiting weaknesses in America’s air and missile defense system, said Brig. Gen. Christopher L. Spillman, commandant of the…

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RQ-4B soars past 10,000 flying hours

Posted March 11, 2015 by TSgt. Marie Brown

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Marie Brown Airmen from an RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft maintenance unit welcome an RQ-4B after a flight Mar. 8, 2015, in Southwest Asia, in which the aircraft surpassed 10,000 flying hours. The RQ-4B aircraft 2019, or A2019, was the first block 20 and first RQ-4B model to arrive here Oct….

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Missile testing unit validates strategic deterrent

Posted April 6, 2015 by by A1 Ian Dudley

The 576th Flight Test Squadron, which conducts Minuteman III launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., holds the unique distinction as the sole intercontinental ballistic missile test unit in the Department of Defense.

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USAF test pilot school applications due in June

Posted April 29, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The 2015 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene July 20-24 to consider candidates for July 2016 and January 2017 classes. Applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by June 5. The board will select applicants for fighter, multi-engine aircraft, helicopter and remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officer (including navigators, electronic…

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