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Army researches the future of 3-D printing

Posted July 3, 2014 by David McNally

One day, soldiers will get critical repair parts at the point of need through innovative, reliable 3-D printing systems. This vision of the future will lift the logistics burden and lighten the load to provide more capabilities at less cost, according to Army researchers.

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Future vertical lift capability focuses on tech demo

Posted July 3, 2014 by Dave Vergun

Image courtesy of Karem Aircraft AVX Aircraft Company, Bell Helicopter, Sikorsky-Boeing Team, and Karem Aircraft all promise to build a Future Vertical Lift aircraft that is faster, more agile, can travel father and cost less than today’s helicopters. This particular variant is Karem’s. The Army-led Future Vertical Lift program is being developed to replace the…

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Missile-warning satellites contract awarded

Posted July 3, 2014 by

The Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., awarded a $1.86 billion contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, Calif., for production of the fifth and sixth Space-Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, geosynchronous, or GEO, missile-warning satellites. “This is a great day in the history of…

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JSTARS Recap team holds industry week

Posted July 3, 2014 by Justin Oakes

Air Force photograph by Mark Herlihy A Gulfstream aircraft takes off from the flightline at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., April 10, 2014. Potential contractors brought airframes in to display during the Joint STARS Recapitalization Indusry Week. The program office responsible for the event intends to equip new system onto a smaller, more efficient airframe….

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Autonomous vehicles to exploit capabilities of machines, soldiers

Posted July 3, 2014 by David Vergun

Before long, soldiers in tactical vehicles in the battle-space could get help from autonomous systems.

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Air Force selects No Action Alternative for F-35 basing at Eglin AFB

Posted June 30, 2014 by

The Air Force announced June 27 its decision for basing up to 59 F-35 aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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1,318 selected for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel, colonel

Posted June 27, 2014 by

The Air Force selected 1,318 captains, majors and lieutenant colonels for promotion, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. Eligible officers were considered during the CY14A Colonel Line of the Air Force Judge Advocate, Lieutenant Colonel LAF/LAF-J and Major LAF-J central selection boards held in March. To see the promotion lists, go to the Air…

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Aerial surveillance key to NATO efforts

Posted June 27, 2014 by Paul Baker

Courtesy photograph An E-3A aircraft technician works on an engine while deployed to Afghanistan in support of the International Security Assistance Force. The E-3A Component based here is an integrated, multinational, rapidly deployable asset to NATO providing airborne surveillance, command, control, and communication capabilities These are of particular significance to the unit’s key role in…

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USS John Paul Jones makes history with live fire missile tests

Posted June 27, 2014 by Lt. j.g. John F. Tanalega and Ensign Elee Wakim

Guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a series of five live-fire tests for the Baseline 9C Aegis Combat System during Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials and Naval Integrated Fire Control Counter Air capability, June 18-20.

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Air Force selects 6,684 for promotion to technical sergeant

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More than 6,684 staff sergeants have been selected for promotion to technical sergeant, Air Force officials said June 26. The 6,684 selected represent 17.43 percent of the 38,344 eligible. To see the selection list, go to the Air Force Portal at https://my.af.mil and select the promotion link, or go to myPers at https://mypers.af.mil, select “search…

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