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AF to release small business research solicitations

Posted October 20, 2014 by

The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program office is set to release its fiscal year 2015 list of topics Oct. 22, on the SBIR/STTR website.  Small businesses and research institutions with expertise to address the topics’ technology challenges are encouraged to submit proposals. During 2014, the Defense Department SBIR…

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Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 2 established

Posted November 17, 2014 by

Navy photograph by PO1 John Parker Capt. Paul Young, commodore of Littoral Combat Ship Squadron (LCSRON) 2 delivers remarks during a command establishment ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. Capt. Paul Young assumed command of the newly formed Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 2 during a ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Nov. 7. Waterfront…

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Historic leap: Navy shipboard laser operates in Arabian Gulf

Posted December 10, 2014 by David Smalley

Officials at the Office of Naval Research announced Dec. 10 the laser weapon system - a cutting-edge weapon that brings significant new capabilities to America's Sailors and Marines - was for the first time successfully deployed and operated aboard a naval vessel in the Arabian Gulf.

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DOD releases updated instruction for acquisitions system

Posted January 7, 2015 by Claudette Roulo

The Defense Department’s top acquisitions official Jan. 7 released a new version of the acquisitions corps’ guiding document: Department of Defense Instruction 5000.02, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System. The updated instruction cancels the interim version that was implemented Nov. 25, 2013, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said in a…

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USS California returns from maiden deployment

Posted January 28, 2015 by Kevin Copeland

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, from its maiden deployment Jan. 24.

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AF marks first RQ-4 non-military base landing

Posted February 25, 2015 by Maj. Ben Sakrisson

Air Force photograph by Sheila deVera A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk prepares to land Feb. 21, 2015, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking the first historic landing in Australia in preparation for the 2015 Australian International Air Show and Aerospace & Defense Exposition. Approximately 100 U.S. personnel will showcase U.S. military aircraft,…

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Cyberspace is an Air Force priority

Posted March 27, 2012 by

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley highlighted cyberspace as an important Air Force priority and joint force enabler during remarks to airmen, industry officials and Air Force Association members March 23 at the Air Force Association’s 2012 CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exposition in National Harbor, Md. “Access to reliable…

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Airdrops could play key role in eventual Afghanistan transition

Posted April 18, 2012 by

During 2011, mobility airmen airdropped more than 80 million pounds of cargo for troops deployed throughout austere locations in Afghanistan. In the future, the Air Force expects airdrops to continue as troops move out of Afghanistan in coming years. In March, Marine Corps Gen. John...

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Marine Corps F/A-18 simulator hits the road in Japan

Posted May 4, 2012 by

With the evolution of the virtual-training environment, the Marine Corps recently relocated an F/A-18C Hornet Tactical Operational Flight Trainer to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. “The Marines at Iwakuni...

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X-47B gears up for summer milestones

Posted May 16, 2012 by

Navy photograph by Greg Davis The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator performs taxi test in spring 2012 to validate the overall reliability of the system in preparation for its initial flight at Patuxent River, Md., this summer. In recent months, personnel at Naval Air Station Patuxent River…

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