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NAVSEA successfully completes implementation of new surface ship maintenance process

Posted September 26, 2014 by

The Navy’s Surface Maintenance Engineering Planning Program announced Sept. 25 the successful completion of the Baseline Availability Work Package/Availability Work Package process for all surface ships, thereby meeting a major milestone in the Navy’s continued effort to improve surface ship maintenance. All surface ships now have an articulated, technically rigorous and engineered maintenance oversight process…

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USS Coronado performs live-fire test of Norwegian strike missile

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The crew of littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully performed a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile during missile testing operations off the coast of Southern California, Sept. 23. During the test, the Norwegian-made Kongsberg NSM was launched from the deck of Coronado and scored a direct hit on its intended…

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USS Anchorage completes third NASA testing

Posted September 22, 2014 by POC Elena Pence

Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived at Naval Base San Diego after completing the third Underway Recovery Test (URT-3) for NASA's Orion Program, Sept. 19.

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Modernization of US nuclear forces not optional

Posted September 22, 2014 by A1C Joseph Raatz

The need for modernization of the U.S. nuclear forces was made clear by speakers at a strategic nuclear enterprise symposium in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18. “We’re here to share thoughts about the current state of, and the way forward for the nuclear strategic deterrent enterprise.” said Mark Jantzer, the Task Force 21 chairman. Much of…

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Triton has first cross-country flight from Palmdale

Posted September 19, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Northrop Grumman photograph The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System takes off from Northrop Grummanís Palmdale, Calif., facility Sept. 17 for its first cross-country flight to Naval Air Station Patuxent, River, Md. PALMDALE, Calif. – The Northrop Grumman-built Unmanned MQ-4C Triton (SDD-1) left its desert testing grounds Sept. 17 and flew to Naval Air Station Patuxent…

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Future of NATO: Adapting to a new security environment

Posted September 19, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Esther Willett

NATO’s supreme allied commander introduced new initiatives geared toward re-embracing its mission of collective defense.

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AFRL commander describes Air Force’s technology vision

Posted September 19, 2014 by SSgt. Devon Suits

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello takes a question from an audience member after discussing Air Force Research Laboratory breakthrough technologies during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Sept. 16, 2014, in Washington D.C. Masiello is the commander of Air Force Research Laboratory. The…

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F-35 on time to deliver global security, Air Force official said

Posted September 19, 2014 by MSgt. Angelita ColÛn-Francia

Air Force photograph by SrA. Timothy Young An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron, takes flight July 18, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Work leading up the completion of the multinational F-35 program is largely on track, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office executive officer said in remarks…

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Navy’s Triton unmanned aircraft completes first cross-country flight

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The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Sept. 18 after completing its inaugural cross-country ferry flight, bringing the Navy closer to delivering this new capability to the fleet.

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F-16 collision-avoidance system could save lives

Posted September 19, 2014 by Maj. Leroy Doby Wright-Patterson

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Christopher Ruano The Air Force Research Laboratory Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System will automatically take over an aircraft’s flight controls if a crash is imminent. The technology is a significant advance in safety systems. This fall the Air Force will begin fielding the M6.2+ F-16 Operational Flight Program with a…

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