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Raptor test force enters new phase of AIM-9X testing

Posted May 8, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 411th Flight Test Squadron and F-22 Combined Test Force successfully test fired two guided AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles this year as part of the latest phase in getting the Raptor closer to using the missile operationally.

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First female F-35 pilot begins training

Posted May 8, 2015 by 1st Lt. Hope Cronin

The Department of Defense welcomed its first female F-35 Lightning II pilot at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 5.

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Air defense artillery Soldiers apply ‘train as you fight’

Posted May 8, 2015 by Capt. Corey Robertson

“Train as you fight" is a phrase familiar to soldiers. Whether they are preparing for an upcoming mission or keeping their skills honed to perfection, training in this manner is crucial to maintaining proficiency.

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Test Ops bids farewell, consolidates into three other units

Posted May 8, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Since 2014, efforts have been underway to consolidate the 445th Flight Test Squadron into three other Combined Test Forces, and May 1, base leadership and 445th FLTS personnel were on hand to finally bid farewell to the historic squadron known as "Test Operations" during an inactivation ceremony at Club Muroc.

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‘Futurist’ predicts Far East challenges for expeditionary Army

Posted May 6, 2015 by J.D. Leipold

Cyber, electronic warfare and anti-satellite operations are just a few of the threats facing the United States in the Pacific, said a "futurist," who spoke recently at the Pentagon.

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$2 million A.F. prize for development of a small, efficient turboshaft engine

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Registration is now open for the $2 million Air Force Prize that will be awarded to the first entrant to successfully develop a small, lightweight, fuel-efficient turbine engine. “In order to continue to move forward and to ensure that our Air Force has the best technology available, it is imperative that we collaborate with industry…

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Global Hawk earns unprecedented third consecutive sustainment award

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Northrop Grumman photograph A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk on a runway in Palmdale, Calif. For an unprecedented third year in a row, the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft program was officially awarded the Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for most improved performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness…

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes developmental flight test

Posted May 4, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman photograph An MQ-8C Fire Scout†conducts its†final†developmental test flight April 29 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.† Since its first flight in October 2013, the Navy’s new, larger unmanned helicopter†has†completed 327 flights and logged†over 450 hours. The system has met all of its†performance objectives that allow it to begin operational test…

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‘Sentient data’ may one day augment Soldier capability

Posted May 1, 2015 by David Vergun

"Sentient data" that can feel and perceive things might one day protect Soldiers and their networks, a leading scientist said.

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AEDC conducts space environment test for U.S. Navy

Posted May 1, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

The Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex recently completed its first Space Threat Assessment Test & Evaluation for the U.S. Navy.

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