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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

Posted October 22, 2014 by David Vergun

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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Air Force announces criteria for KC-46A Reserve basing

Posted November 21, 2014 by

After extensive internal review, the Air Force on Nov. 9, released the basing criteria that will be used to select candidate bases for the first Reserve-led KC-46A main operating base. The KC-46As will begin arriving at the first Air Force Reserve-led global mobility wing in fiscal year 2019. The basing criteria under consideration include mission…

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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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Navy to christen fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

Posted January 9, 2015 by

The Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton Jan. 10 during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony in Mobile, Ala Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Virginia Kamsky, chair and chief executive of Kamsky Associates, Inc., will serve as the ship’s sponsor. “This ship represents the hard-working men and women…

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Army equips Stryker unit with new communications technology

Posted February 2, 2015 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

The Army's Stryker vehicle, designed to quickly move soldiers into a combat zone, is swift and mobile. Now its communications equipment will be, too.

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DOD seeks novel ideas to shape its technological future

Posted February 27, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department is seeking novel ideas to shape its future, and officials are looking to industry, small business, academia, start-ups, the public – anyone, really – to boost its ability to prevail against adversaries whose access to technology grows daily. The program, called the Long-Range Research and Development Plan, or LRRDP, began with an…

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Edwards joint maintenance team completes significant JSF propulsion verification event

Posted March 27, 2015 by Jet Fabara

A propulsion verification event is often considered tedious but essential work accomplished by the unseen maintainers of the developmental test and evaluation world.

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Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

Posted April 15, 2015 by

The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift, or FVL, research.

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Raptor test force enters new phase of AIM-9X testing

Posted May 8, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 411th Flight Test Squadron and F-22 Combined Test Force successfully test fired two guided AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles this year as part of the latest phase in getting the Raptor closer to using the missile operationally.

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Long-range missile testing conducted in AEDC transonic wind tunnel

Posted June 1, 2015 by Deidre Otriz

Store separation testing of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet was recently conducted in the 16-foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) at Arnold Engineering Development Complex. The LRASM is a long-range subsonic cruise missile designed for better range and survivability than current anti-ship weaponry. It is carried with the wings and…

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