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New mortar manufacturing process aims to save money, improve precision

Posted December 29, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

The U.S. Army is seeking to implement a new mortar manufacturing process to provide improved weapons at a lower cost.

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96th Test Group brings ‘R2-D2′ to life

Posted January 23, 2015 by SrA. Daniel Liddicoet

Courtesy photograph A Rear Cockpit Pallet is mounted in the back of a T-38 Talon Jan. 13, 2015 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The project to build the RCP began from a need to design a platform that could serve to perform high dynamic testing of new GPS technology inside the 56 year-old T-38…

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British reserve squadron celebrates 100 years

Posted February 13, 2015 by Jet Fabara

For a squadron with heraldry dating as far back as 1915 and being stationed out of multiple foreign locations during World Wars I and II, the Royal Air Force 17 (Reserve) Squadron recently celebrated their centenary Feb. 9, 2015.

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Navy lays keel for PCU Colorado

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The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit Colorado (SSN 788) at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Quonset Point, R.I., March 7.

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Polar Growl strengthens allied interoperability, bomber navigation skills

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Two pairs of B-52 Stratofortresses completed simultaneous, round-trip sorties from their U.S. bases of Minot Air Force Base, N.D., and Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to the Arctic and North Sea regions, respectively, April 3.

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New AF maintenance technology keeps aging tankers flying

Posted April 29, 2015 by SSgt. Benjamin W. Stratton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bmJ6hf8TJmg The 92nd Maintenance Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., now uses a new technologically advanced parts fabrication machine extending the life of one of the Air Force’s oldest airframes — the KC-135 Stratotanker. “Our shop is consistently working on procuring technologically advanced machines, tools and equipment within our budget limitations,” said Tech. Sgt….

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U.S. Marine Corps begins F-35B operational trials

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Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II jet aircraft arrived May 18 aboard the USS WASP off the coast of the United States’ Eastern Seaboard to mark the beginning of the first shipboard phase of the F-35B Operational Test. The at-sea period will continue aboard USS WASP for the next two weeks, with fleet representative…

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US Navy uses SM-6 to intercept medium-range supersonic target from ‘over-the-horizon’

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WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M.–The U.S. Navy’s USS Desert Ship (LLS-1) crew fired a Raytheon Standard Missile-6 at a medium-range supersonic target, successfully engaging the simulated ‘over-the-horizon’ threat. This mission was the next in a test series for Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air, a program designed to link U.S. Navy ships and airborne…

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Airmen share aerial refueling tactics with RAAF

Posted July 13, 2015 by SSgt. Alexander Martinez

Army photograph by Sgt. Steven Peterson from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, partner with members of the Australian Army for a refueling exercise at the Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, July 8, 2015, during Talisman Sabre 2015. Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise that provides an invaluable opportunity…

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Rolls-Royce continues testing latest Trent engine at AEDC

Posted August 21, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodriend Performance testing on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN engine was recently completed in the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF) C-2 engine test cell at AEDC. Pictured is Eric Brumley, ATA outside machinist, inspecting the engine prior to the test. The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology) engine was…

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