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Army asks for armed aerial scout demonstration

Posted May 2, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The Army released to industry, April 25, a “request for information” about a replacement for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior aircraft, including a proposal to industry to provide for the Army a demonstration of the current...

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Soldiers execute realistic scenario, face hybrid threat as NIE begins

Posted May 2, 2012 by by Claire Schwerin

The U.S. Army’s largest ever network field exercise rolled into action May 1, as more than 4,000 Soldiers began to execute a rigorous scenario designed to measure the performance and operational value of...

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Air Force leader: Some pilots want to avoid F-22

Posted May 2, 2012 by by Brock Vergakis

Some of the nation’s 200 F-22 Raptor pilots want to be moved into other jobs because of oxygen-deficit problems with the stealth fighter, an Air Force leader said April 30. Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., told reporters that a “very small” number of pilots…

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NAWCWD engineer leads weapon control to new level

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NATO recently approved a change to the tactical data exchange specifications that will give war fighters more control of weapons on the battlefield by expanding communication between multiple controllers and various weapons after launch. In February, NATO approved a network enabled weapons…

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U.S., Philippines hold historic bilateral meeting

Posted May 1, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

U.S. and Philippine defense and foreign affairs leaders held the nations’ first “two-plus-two” meeting in Washington, D.C., April 30 amid the rise of common challenges and the growing security and economic importance of the Asia-Pacific region. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton...

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Airborne radar prepped for missile defense testing

Posted May 1, 2012 by by John Andrew Hamilton

A new air defense radar system is undergoing testing on White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to ready it for later integrated testing...

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Space operator, KC-135 crew team for ‘science project’

Posted May 1, 2012 by by Jennifer Thibault

More and more people are realizing the “game-changing” force space capabilities provide in today’s operations, as was the case more than 60 years ago when the air domain added a new dimension to land and sea operations. The power of that integration was seen first-hand by crews...

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Military kicks off War of 1812 bicentennial

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Gary Sheftick

The bicentennial of the War of 1812 launched last week in New Orleans with a commemoration that revolved around the Navy’s Fleet Week...

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U.S. to remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Robert Burns

About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced April 26. The move is part of a broader arrangement designed to tamp down tensions in the U.S.-Japan defense alliance stemming in…

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F-16s, MiGs engage over Bulgarian skies

Posted April 26, 2012 by by SrA. Katherine Windish

U.S. pilots from the 555th and 510th Fighter Squadrons based out of Aviano Air Base, Italy, have been given a rare opportunity to train and share experiences with Bulgarian air force MiG-21 and MiG-29 pilots during their deployment to Graf Itnatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, in support...

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