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Pentagon’s budget request is strong, responsible

Posted May 24, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has clearly stated the consequences of sequestration, and the Pentagon has delivered a responsible budget request with a sound strategy to the U.S. Congress, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters May 23. “No one, to my knowledge, has really picked apart that strategy, including on Capitol Hill,” Little said….

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DOD combats counterfeit parts threat

Posted May 23, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department is resolute in its fight against counterfeit parts and has implemented steps to stop them from entering the supply chain and eliminating those already in, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters May 22. DOD has been combating counterfeit parts for years, Little said. “We have stepped up, over time, our aggressive…

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AEDC’s Air Force Analysis Branch supports TF34 engine accelerated mission test

Posted May 23, 2012 by by Philip Lorenz III

Support from the Arnold Engineering Development Center's Air Force Analysis Branch recently helped bring a successful conclusion to a "challenging" Accelerated Mission Test on an upgraded TF34 engine...

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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 evaluates net-centric interoperability for coalition ground forces

Posted May 23, 2012 by by Amanda Rominiecki

The U.S. Army hosted a coalition interoperability experiment to identify performance shortfalls and to evaluate future network architectures that will better enable interoperability for coalition ground forces brigade...

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Gentlemen, start your engine

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The U.S. Navy and Air Force stand to save more than $2 billion after jointly developing an engine modification that will keep critically important aircraft flying for years. The two services and industry worked...

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AEDC provides computational fluid dynamics expertise to Hill AFB engineers

Posted May 23, 2012 by by Patrick Ary

At its core, the Arnold Engineering Development Center at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., strives to test and evaluate aircraft to help customers develop, qualify and improve system designs and performance. The center constantly researches and develops technology programs to develop advanced testing techniques and instrumentation to satisfy testing needs and keep pace with advancing…

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Army assesses current vehicles as part of Ground Combat Vehicle development

Posted May 22, 2012 by by Ashley Piper

Last week, the U.S. Army began operational assessments of existing combat vehicles to validate capabilities against requirements for a new Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The effort, known as the...

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Rotational deployments to boost U.S. Asia-Pacific presence

Posted May 21, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Welcoming new Marine rotational deployments in Australia and Navy rotations planned for Singapore, the top U.S. Pacific Command officer said he’ll seek similar arrangements, possibly to include the Army, that expand U.S. presence in the region without the need for more permanently based forces. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear Jr. noted the arrival of about…

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NATO declares missile defense system operational

Posted May 21, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

During its first session at the 25th NATO Summit in Chicago May 20, the alliance’s senior governing body declared operational the missile defense system it endorsed at its November 2010 summit in Lisbon, Portugal, NATO’s secretary general said. During a news conference following the North Atlantic Council session, Anders Fogh Rasmussen characterized the accomplishment as…

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