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Air Force, small business develop technologies that help electronics stay cool

Posted December 31, 2014 by

The Air Force Research Laboratory and a small business partner are developing technologies that they expect will enable successful use of high-power processors that operate on satellites with funding from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program.

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Air Force funds more research on electrical accumulator for fighter aircraft

Posted December 31, 2014 by

Higher, better, faster and stronger – all are the goals of aerospace systems designers, in particular researchers from the Air Force who are providing the next generation of advanced aircraft to its warfighters.  To meet these challenges, the Air Force recently provided follow-on funding for a Small Business Innovation Research effort that supports the Air…

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Boeing completes successful first flight in KC-46 program

Posted December 29, 2014 by Daryl Mayer

The KC-46 Pegasus development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft #1 Dec. 28.

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AMPV program’s EMD contract awarded to BAE Systems

Posted December 29, 2014 by

The U.S. Army announced Dec. 23 that BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P. was selected for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development, or EMD, contract for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, or AMPV.

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New mortar manufacturing process aims to save money, improve precision

Posted December 29, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

The U.S. Army is seeking to implement a new mortar manufacturing process to provide improved weapons at a lower cost.

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DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted December 24, 2014 by

Dec. 22, the Department of Defense announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members, with most service members receiving a one percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for subsistence, and the cost of living allowance rates for the contiguous United States…

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Luke returns F-16Ds to flight after longeron repair

Posted December 24, 2014 by SSgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Air Force officials removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight earlier this summer after discovering cracks along the canopy sill longeron between the front and rear pilot seats.

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AMC relocates KC-135 simulator

Posted December 22, 2014 by

As Air Mobility Command fields the KC-46A Pegasus, displaced KC-135 Stratotanker pilot simulators will be relocated across the Total Force to maximize simulator access across the mobility enterprise. As a result, AMC, in coordination with the Air National Guard, recently identified four KC-135 pilot flight simulators and one KC-135 Boom Operator Weapons System Trainer to…

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Two C-17 squadrons to be inactivated over next two years

Posted December 22, 2014 by

Air Mobility Command will inactivate two C-17 Globemaster III squadrons during the next two years – one at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., and one at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. – based on the President’s Defense Budget for fiscal year 2015. “In this fiscally constrained environment, we have to balance readiness, capability and capacity,” said Maj. Gen….

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Hagel authorizes up to 1,300 additional troops to deploy to Iraq

Posted December 22, 2014 by TSgt. Jake Richmond

Up to 1,300 more U.S. troops, including approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, will begin to deploy to Iraq in late January, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Dec. 19. “Their mission will be to train, advise and assist Iraqi security forces,” Kirby told reporters at a Pentagon briefing….

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