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U.S. Navy hopes stealth ship answers a rising China

Posted June 5, 2012 by by Eric Talmadge

A super-stealthy warship that could underpin the U.S. Navy’s China strategy will be able to sneak up on coastlines virtually undetected and pound targets with electromagnetic “railguns” right out of a sci-fi movie. But at more than $3 billion a pop, critics say the new DDG-1000 destroyer sucks away funds that could be better used…

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Weapons school integrates cyber warfare

Posted June 18, 2012 by by 1st Lt. Ken Lustig

Eight Air Force weapons officers completed the first cyber weapons instructor course at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, 328th Weapons Squadron, June 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Weapons officers are tactical experts trained in the art of battlespace dominance who instruct the Air Force’s...

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Research lab helps solve C-5 cracking issues

Posted June 27, 2012 by by Holly Jordan

Newly developed structural technologies developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory have solved critical cracking issues with the C-5 cargo aircraft, thereby expanding the aircraft’s serviceability.

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Pilot’s project becomes Air Force standard

Posted July 10, 2012 by by A1C Charles V. Rivezzo

When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz says every airman is an innovator, he’s talking about airmen like Capt. Kyle Alderman.

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Defense firms warn of job losses from budget cuts

Posted July 18, 2012 by by Donna Cassata

Leader of the nation’s major defense contractors warned July 18 of job layoffs and disruptions in manufacturing if Congress fails to agree on an alternative to automatic budget cuts. Robert J. Stevens, chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin, said the across-the-board reductions could result in layoffs of 10,000 employees from his company of…

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Rapid Equipping Force displays new technology at Pentagon

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Katie E. Nelson

When soldiers in the field have an immediate need for a new technology or piece of equipment, they don't have time to wait for it: They need it now.

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AEDC engineers test cutting-edge scene projection system in 7V space chamber

Posted August 12, 2012 by by Philip Lorenz III

Engineers at the Arnold Engineering and Development CenterC are leading the way in evaluating and demonstrating leading-edge technology and facility upgrades that support space and air-borne defense systems testing for the Missile Defense Agency's early detection and interception of missiles....

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B-52s bring persistent airpower to Exercise Pitch Black 12

Posted August 24, 2012 by by A1C Marianique Santos

The 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., took to the skies of Australia's Northern Territory Aug. 2 to 18 as the lone U.S. Air Force unit flying in Exercise Pitch Black 12....

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Army evaluates coalition communications through NIE process

Posted September 10, 2012 by Claire Heininger

The U.S. Army is bringing coalition partners into its future tactical communications network through the Network Integration Evaluation process. During a risk reduction event held last month at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., the Army demonstrated the ability to share information at the company level across the various mission command systems used by the United Kingdom,…

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USS Enterprise to inactivate after 51 years of service

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After 51 years of distinguished service, the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise will inactivate Dec. 1, 2012, in a ceremony to be held at Norfolk Naval Station, in Norfolk, Va. The inactivation ceremony will be the last official public event for the ship, and will serve as a celebration of life for the ship and the…

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