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DOD tests next -generation anti-ship missile

Posted February 9, 2015 by

Air Force photograph An Air Force B-1 Bomber releases a Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) during a test flight in 2013. The Navy, Air Force and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency completed a successful test of the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) Feb. 4, marking a significant step in maturing key technologies for the future operational weapon…

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AF, sister services rally at Pentagon to focus on close air support

Posted March 9, 2015 by Benjamin Newell

Representatives of each military service, joint war fighters, and civilian experts came together to discuss the future of close air support at an Air Combat Command-command hosted summit at the Pentagon, March 2-6. Dubbed the Future CAS Focus Week, the event served as a joint forum for more than 60 participants and senior leaders to…

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Laser-based aircraft countermeasure provides ‘unlimited rounds’ against MANPADS

Posted March 30, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

The Army expects later this year to reach a Milestone B decision with its laser-based common infrared countermeasures, or CIRCM, defense system program.

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AFRL redesigns mock UAV, ‘Surrogate Predator’

Posted April 22, 2015 by Jeanne Dailey

The Air Force Research Laboratory's Surrogate Predator program has given the war fighter a way to train in the U.S. before deploying overseas.

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Nomination for next Chief of Naval Operations announced

Posted May 15, 2015 by POC Julianne Metzger

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced May 13 during a Pentagon press briefing that he has recommended Adm. John M. Richardson as the next Chief of Naval Operations.

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Future aircraft to be faster, have smaller logistics footprint

Posted April 13, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The Army’s aircraft of the future will be faster than what the service has now, it will carry more weight, it will require less of a logistical footprint, and officials said it will better do what Army aviation is meant to do: serve the ground commander. While what is now being called “Future Vertical Lift,”…

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DOD to open new assignments for women in May

Posted April 26, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Policy changes announced in February opening more than 14,000 new assignments to women in uniform will take effect May 14, Defense Department officials said April 26. Officials issued a Pentagon press release confirming that two changes to the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule can now move forward since the Congressionally-mandated notification period…

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GAO reports MDA could strengthen acquisitions by reducing concurrency, improving parts quality

Posted May 10, 2012 by by Marti Jaramillo

According to the Government Accountability Office, an investigative arm of Congress, in fiscal year 2011, the Missile Defense Agency, a research, development and acquisition agency within the Department of Defense, experienced mixed results in executing its development goals and Ballistic Missile Defense System tests. The GAO did the study because the MDA has spent more…

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Ballistic missile defense system sheds ‘science project’ label

Posted May 23, 2012 by

Since its inception under the Reagan administration, the U.S. missile defense set up had been characterized by research, development, test & evaluation spending. Over time, the former ‘Star Wars’ system has become a three-pronged program comprising of Aegis-based systems, Patriot-based systems, and a system based on the existing ballistic missile defense system. Analysis from Frost…

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Army hosts industry at Network Integration Evaluation

Posted June 7, 2012 by by Claire Heininger Schwerin

Army officials hosted more than 120 industry representatives at the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 last week to show available facilities, answer questions and encourage industry participation in future...

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