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U.S. Navy one step closer to first Australian Seahawk delivery

Posted August 7, 2013 by

The MH-60R Seahawk, which will soon become the Royal Australian Navyís first, arrived July 24 at Lockheed Martin Mission Systems†and Training in Owego, N.Y.† This Seahawk will be mission ready and transferred to the RAN in December this year. Officially delivered by Sikorsky Aircraft and accepted by the U.S. Navy on June 29, the Seahawk…

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Air Force releases nuclear enterpriseís future plan

Posted August 26, 2013 by SSgt. David Salanitri

The Air Force recently announced a long-term vision for the serviceís nuclear enterprise. The plan, signed by the chief of staff and secretary of the Air Force and approved by the 4-star-level Nuclear Oversight Board, provides a framework for advancing and monitoring the overall health of the Air Force nuclear enterprise, supporting infrastructure and processes….

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KC-46 tanker ‘on cost, on schedule,’ acting SecAF says

Posted September 11, 2013 by Jim Garamone

The Air Force’s KC-46 air refueling tanker project is “on cost and on schedule,” Acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning said here Sept. 9. In an interview with American Forces Press Service, Fanning said the program “is in a real healthy place.” The Air Force will buy 179 of the aircraft to replace the venerable…

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Bold Quest testing coalition capabilities for future

Posted September 27, 2013 by Sgt. Will Hill

More than 1,000 coalition forces from 12 allied nations gathered at five training centers across Indiana to participate in Bold Quest 13.2, Sept. 8-21.

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50 year old aircraft vital to Raptor training

Posted October 17, 2013 by Capt. Jeffrey 'Heat' Vanderbilt

A T-38 Talon bridged five decades and generations of technological development to merge at 400 knots with the F-22 Raptor near Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., recently.

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Ford christening connects president to Navy roots

Posted November 13, 2013 by

With the strike of a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow by the ship's sponsor, the Navy christened its newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the lead ship of the new Gerald R. Ford class, Nov. 9, in a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

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DOD reforms are about ‘leading by example,’ official says

Posted December 6, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

The efficiency reforms announced yesterday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel are about leading by example, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Jim Miller said Dec. 5. Across-the-board cuts to the defense budget have affected nearly every corner of the Pentagon, but the present uncertainty in defense budgeting is only part of the reason for…

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Army team to destroy Syrian chemical weapons afloat

Posted January 6, 2014 by C. Todd Lopez

Some 64 specialists from the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are expected to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard the ship MV Cape Ray to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.

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U.S. Navy confirms its selection of Raytheon for Next Generation Jammer Electronic Warfare Program

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Following the U.S. Navy’s confirmation of its Next Generation Jammer contractor, Raytheon announced Jan. 27 it is ready to resume work on this critical electronic attack program for the warfighter. “We commend the GAO’s thorough assessment of this contract award and the U.S. Navy’s re-evaluation that has solidified us as the provider of the world’s…

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New AC-130J completes first test flight

Posted February 10, 2014 by Samuel King Jr.

After more than a year of modification maintenance, the newly created AC-130J Ghostrider took to the sky for the first time as a gunship at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 31.

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