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Sequestration threatens Americaís airpower advantage

Posted March 23, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

Air Force senior leaders testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland March 19, and said with the return of sequestration-level funding, America’s airpower advantage is increasingly at risk. We are the greatest Air Force in the world and remain so, said Dr. William LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for…

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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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Global Hawk earns unprecedented third consecutive sustainment award

Posted May 4, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman photograph A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk on a runway in Palmdale, Calif. For an unprecedented third year in a row, the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft program was officially awarded the Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for most improved performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness…

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Army’s mid-tier radio advances battlefield network

Posted May 27, 2015 by Argie Sarantinos Perrin

With vehicles that are equipped with a new high-bandwidth networking radio, soldiers can move across the battlefield, rapidly exchanging mission-critical voice messages, images and video with their commanders.

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NORTHERN EDGE provides environment for testing new capabilities

Posted June 29, 2015 by Capt. Tania Bryan

With 18 experiments and initiatives undergoing field testing in Alaskan training ranges throughout Exercise Northern Edge 15, no other venue is as well suited for high-end operational testing.

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Submarine launches undersea drone in a 1st for U.S. Navy

Posted July 22, 2015 by Michael Melia

In a first for the U.S. Navy, a submarine has launched and recovered an underwater drone used in a military operation. The attack submarine USS North Dakota returned to its base in Groton on Monday following a nearly two-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea specifically to test the drone-launching capability. “This was something they thought…

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Army sees 10,000 CROWS manufactured

Posted March 27, 2012 by

The Army is marking the manufacture of the 10,000th M153 Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station, known as CROWS. The CROWS system allows a weapon such as the M2 .50-caliber machine gun to be mounted atop a vehicle, such as the Humvee, and be targeted and fired remotely from…

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DOD announces release of space export policy report

Posted April 18, 2012 by

The Defense Department announced April 18 the release of a major report on space export control policy. Congress requested this report from the secretaries of defense and state in Section 1248 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84). The report summarizes a DOD and State Department risk assessment of…

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GAO look sat F-22 modernization program

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Marti Jaramillo

The Government Accountability Office was recently asked to examine the history of modernization programs of many of its fighter and attack aircraft and make comparisons with the F-22A modernization program, which will develop and retrofit new capabilities onto a complex stealth aircraft through 2023. Programs examined and compared included the F-15, F-16 and F/A-18. GAO…

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Army Acquisition Executive observes equipment, realistic training

Posted May 16, 2012 by by Kris Osborn

Tension filled the air as civilians scattered and shots rang out in the streets – Armored Security Vehicles drove down the road and dismounted infantry began storming into village buildings while...

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