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KC-46 program may experience delays

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Only one year into its development, the Air Force’s KC-46 program may experience delays and technical challenges as they try to incorporate three advanced military technologies into the commercial Boeing 767 airliner, which is the basis for the new KC-46 refueling air tanker. The Government Accountability Office, an investigative arm of Congress, recently stated in…

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AEDC sets new testing record on F-22 Raptor engine

Posted April 22, 2012 by by Philip Lornenz III

The Arnold Engineering Development Center at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., recently completed a Continuous Improvement Program Life Extension Accelerated Mission Test on an F119 engine for the F-22 Raptor in the Sea Level 2 facility. “The purpose of this particular test, a life extension Accelerated…

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Military could learn from civilian courts

Posted May 9, 2012 by by Allen G. Breed

Army SSgt. Ryan Miller knew that deserting his post was a serious crime. But, by then, he had a lot more on his mind and heart than his job. Back in 2003-2004, while Miller was deployed as a cavalry scout in Afghanistan, his father died, his mother was diagnosed with cancer, and he was facing…

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NATO general outlines summit topics, alliance changes

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

NATO’s plan for military operations in Afghanistan up to and beyond 2014 will be the top agenda item at the organization’s May 20-21 summit in Chicago, a senior NATO official said. Afghan forces are to take...

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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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