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Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

Posted June 19, 2015 by Carlotta Maneice

The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, vehicles with laser technology.

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US airpower on display in Paris

Posted June 19, 2015 by TSgt. Ryan Crane

U.S. Defense Department representatives and aircraft were on hand at the 51st International Paris Air Show, the largest aerospace event in the world, at Le Bourget Airport, France, June 15-21.

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US Navy uses SM-6 to intercept medium-range supersonic target from ‘over-the-horizon’

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WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M.–The U.S. Navy’s USS Desert Ship (LLS-1) crew fired a Raytheon Standard Missile-6 at a medium-range supersonic target, successfully engaging the simulated ‘over-the-horizon’ threat. This mission was the next in a test series for Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air, a program designed to link U.S. Navy ships and airborne…

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Army moves forward with install of modernized cryptographic equipment

Posted June 19, 2015 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

Emphasizing modernization, standardization and ease of use, the Army is continuing its push to replace aging cryptographic devices with upgraded equipment.

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Joint U.S., Israeli device seeks to reduce airflow drag

Posted June 19, 2015 by Bill Crawford

U.S. Army and Israeli scientists are conducting testing and research on active flow control devices as a means to reduce drag on future Army aircraft.

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Army planning more combined operations with British Army

Posted June 15, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division and the British Army conducted the largest multi-national airborne training exercise Fort Bragg, N.C., has seen in a decade and more integrated operations are planned for the future.

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New base opens possibilities for Iraqi forces, Dempsey says

Posted June 12, 2015 by Jim Garamone

The addition of up to 450 troops and the opening of a training base in Taqaddam, Iraq, is an adjustment to the campaign, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Naples, Italy, June 11. The adjustment fits in with the strategy to enable Iraqi forces to take the fight to the Islamic…

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Stryker brigade tests Gray Eagle’s advanced communications gear

Posted June 12, 2015 by David Vergun

Soldiers have put the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system, or UAS, through its paces this month using advanced ground controls.

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Royal Australian Navy MH-60Rs arrive at Patuxent River, depart for Australia

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Two of the Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk helicopters were loaded onto a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., for delivery to their new home in Australia May 27, 2015.

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Robots from South Korea, U.S. win DARPA finals

Posted June 8, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

A robot from South Korea took first prize and two American robots took second and third prizes here yesterday in the two-day robotic challenge finals held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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