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Fire Scout conducts flight with new radar

Posted June 16, 2014 by

Navy photograph The MQ-8 Fire Scout prepares to land after its† first flight with a new maritime surface search radar June 16 at Webster Field Annex, Md. This upgrade will increase the situational awareness and threat warning in a high-traffic littoral environment.† Fire Scout’s deployment with the new radar is planned for 2015.

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Army tests putting NERO electronic warfare jammer on UAVs

Posted July 11, 2014 by Adrienne Moudy

Army photograph by Doug McDaniel View of the NERO jamming payload attached to a Gray Eagle. NERO stands for Networked Electronic Warfare Remotely Operated. Last month within the mountainous terrain of The Great Salt Lake Desert at Dugway Proving Ground Utah, the U.S. Army conducted flight testing of an unmanned airborne electronic attack capability known…

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Pease ANGB selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus

Posted August 8, 2014 by

Air Force officials announced Aug. 6, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H., as the Air Force's first Air National Guard-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base.

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Navy integrates common software into next-generation unmanned carrier-based system

Posted September 11, 2014 by

Navy photograph Navy flight test pilot demonstrates functionality of new software for the future Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike system at the program’s Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. lab. NAVAIR engineers recently installed new software for the Navyís Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) systemís control station at the programís Naval Air…

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TACP-M ties it all together

Posted September 29, 2014 by Justin Oakes

Embedded deep within an Army maneuver unit lies an airman.

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Army advances technology at Base Camp Integration Laboratory

Posted October 24, 2014 by Bob Reinert

As the Army rightsizes and transitions to a more expeditionary force, how efficiently its soldiers can live during deployments becomes increasingly important.

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Kunsan AB hosts Exercise Max Thunder 14-2

Posted November 21, 2014 by SrA. Divine Cox

Air Force photograph by SrA. Divine Cox A South Korean air force F-15 Strike Eagle lands Nov. 17, 2014, during Max Thunder 14-2 at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy personnel and aircraft are training alongside South Korean air forces in the semi-annual, bilateral training event, which is…

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JSTARS Recap stands up as division, moves toward MDA approval

Posted December 19, 2014 by Justin Oakes

As the Air Force’s No. 4 acquisition priority, the Joint STARS Recapitalization program continues to progress through risk reduction efforts and refine requirements, all the while growing in size and significance. So much so, the Recap was designated its own division within the Battle Management Directorate at Hanscom AFB recently. “Leadership is crucial to the…

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Navy, Boeing deliver 21st P-8A to fleet operators

Posted January 12, 2015 by

Navy photograph P-3C Orion and P-8A Poseidon aircraft occupy the flightline at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The Navy received the final production P-8A Poseidon aircraft of 2014 on Jan. 8 marking 21 deliveries to fleet operators in Jacksonville, Fla. Boeing last month delivered the eighth P-8A Poseidon of 2014, completing all planned deliveries to the…

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Air Force identifies platform for next Air Force One

Posted February 2, 2015 by

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, in coordination with Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, has determined the Boeing 747-8 will serve as the next presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One, Air Force officials announced Jan. 28. “The presidential aircraft is one of the most visible…

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