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Army accepts delivery of first M109A7 self-propelled Howitzer system

Posted April 10, 2015 by Ashley Givens

Military personnel and defense contractors celebrated delivery of the first low-rate initial production M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer to the Army during a ceremony in Elgin, Okla., April 9.

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$2 million A.F. prize for development of a small, efficient turboshaft engine

Posted May 6, 2015 by

Registration is now open for the $2 million Air Force Prize that will be awarded to the first entrant to successfully develop a small, lightweight, fuel-efficient turbine engine. “In order to continue to move forward and to ensure that our Air Force has the best technology available, it is imperative that we collaborate with industry…

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Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security space missions

Posted May 27, 2015 by

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

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HX-21 completes first flight with developmental electronic warfare pod

Posted June 29, 2015 by Navy photograph

On June 8, 2015, a UH-1Y from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 completed the first test flight with a developmental electronic warfare pod.  The pod would represent a new tactical capability for U.S. Marine Corps rotary wing aircraft, and allow for changing mission requirements mid-flight.  HX-21 conducts developmental flight test and evaluation of…

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‘Blue’ forces power through Red Flag 15-3

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, flies during a Red Flag 15-3 sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 17. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the U.S. and…

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Final Combat Talon I undergoes PDM

Posted March 27, 2012 by

In two weeks, the last MC-130E Combat Talon I will complete its final phase of programmed depot maintenance at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., before departing for its final run from the flight line. The Combat Talon I fleet has been at Robins for PDM since the 1990s. The program was transferred from…

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F-35 team hits weapons testing mark

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Victor Chen

The F-35 Integrated Test team at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., announced April 16 the completion of a weapons testing milestone. The ejection of a 500-pound bomb from F-35B test aircraft BF-3 March 29...

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Tactical communications network backbone heads into operational test

Posted May 7, 2012 by by Kyle Bond

Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, known as WIN-T, Increment 2 is nearing the finish line as it heads into its largest operational test this month. WIN-T Increment 2 is a major upgrade to the Army’s tactical communications backbone and provides an on-the-move network that reaches down to the company level for the first time. “This mobile network…

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Army ‘moving toward’ opening combat arms to women

Posted May 16, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Army leaders are asking whether – and how – to open infantry and armor ranks to women, the service’s senior soldier said May 16. Officers in charge of training and force development are now gathering data to help answer those questions, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told reporters during a Pentagon briefing….

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FRCSE resurrects demolished Seahawk for Navy squadron

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A Sikorsky HH-60H Seahawk Helicopter that crashed in Virginia during a night training exercise at Fort Pickett in 2009 underwent extensive repairs at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville...

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