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Navy tests news unmanned underwater vehicle at JEBLC-FS

Posted December 12, 2014 by PO3 Edward Guttierrez III

Navy photograph by PO3 Edward Guttierrez III The GhostSwimmer vehicle, developed by the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell project Silent NEMO, undergoes testing at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story. Project Silent NEMO is an experiment which explores the possible uses for a biomimetic device developed by the Office of Naval…

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Navy moving forward with LCS

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Navy photograph by JoAnna Delfin The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) is moored at Apra Harbor on U.S. Naval Base Guam. Fort Worth is conducting its maiden 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance.   Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed the Navy “to move forward with a multi-mission…

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F-35 European maintenance sites announced

Posted December 12, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office announced Dec. 11 the European locations for heavy engine and heavy air frame maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade facilities. ├ČIn the European region, F-35 initial air frame MROU capability will be provided by Italy by 2018,” Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan told reporters. Bogdan…

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Technical interchange meeting focuses on hypersonic capabilities

Posted December 10, 2014 by Deidre Ortiz

An Air Force and Navy Technical Interchange Meeting on ground testing of materials for high-speed aerospace applications was held here last month to discuss needs across the community in terms of current tools and methodologies.

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Sixty years later: still the fastest man on earth

Posted December 10, 2014 by A1C Emily A. Kenney

Courtesy photograph On Dec. 10, 1954, Col. John P. Stapp propelled down the Holloman High Speed Test Track aboard the Sonic Wind Rocket Sled 1 at a rate of 632 miles per hour. The purpose of this experiment was to see at what speed a pilot could safely eject. The Sonic Wind 1, the sled…

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Historic leap: Navy shipboard laser operates in Arabian Gulf

Posted December 10, 2014 by David Smalley

Officials at the Office of Naval Research announced Dec. 10 the laser weapon system - a cutting-edge weapon that brings significant new capabilities to America's Sailors and Marines - was for the first time successfully deployed and operated aboard a naval vessel in the Arabian Gulf.

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Air Force realigns missions to enhance nuclear support

Posted December 10, 2014 by

In response to a directive from the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force, the 377th Air Base Wing in Albuquerque, N.M., will realign under Air Force Global Strike Command, and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center will reorganize, combining the AFNWC commander and Air Force program executive officer…

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War fighters reap benefits as critical upgrades continue

Posted December 8, 2014 by Patty Welsh

Courtesy photograph Workers at Tinker AFB, Okla., install critical 40/45 upgrades to E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft during programmed depot maintenance. The AWACS 40/45 program office, headquartered at Hanscom AFB, Mass., is the lead for delivering, and potentially accelerating, the upgrades. The Airborne Warning and Control System 40/45 program office is delivering, and…

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NAWCWD team achieves automatic target recognition milestone

Posted December 5, 2014 by

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division personnel at Naval Weapons Station China Lake, Calif., developed software that enables a radar to accurately alert the warfighter to adversary submarine periscopes on the cluttered and choppy surface of the ocean.

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USS New Orleans leaves BAE Systems Shipyard

Posted December 5, 2014 by Ens. Chloe J. Morgan

Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departed BAE Systems Shipyard for Naval Base San Diego after a five-month planned maintenance availability (PMA), Dec. 3. The “Big Easy” spent the summer and fall undergoing an extensive maintenance period, receiving more than $16 million in repairs and upgrades to equipment and systems throughout the…

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