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Navy to christen second Mobile Landing Platform

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The Navy will christen Mobile Landing Platform John Glenn Feb. 1, during a 10 a.m., PST, ceremony in San Diego, Calif. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address.   Lyn Glenn, daughter of Sen. John Glenn, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. The future USNS John Glenn (MLP 2),…

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U.S. Army, Australian leaders talk research, development cooperation

Posted January 31, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

Australia's chief defense scientist met with U.S. Army leaders Jan. 27, to explore opportunities for research and development partnerships.

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Navy tests small UAV support equipment

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Aviation Support Equipment Technician 1st Class (Aviation Warfare) Clyde Williams,left, and engineers Doug Waddell and Wayne Hewitt, from the Support Equipment Test and Evaluation Branch, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. conduct tilt-table testing with the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft vehicle Jan.16 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Tilt-table testing is conducted on all support equipment…

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X-51SA WaveRider tea mwins 2014 AIAA award for excellence

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The X-51A WaveRider team has won the 2014 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation’s Award for Excellence.

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Navyís F-35C completes landing tests ahead of October sea trials

Posted January 29, 2014 by Dave Majumdar

The U.S. Navys carrier-based version of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is nearing October sea trials after completing shore-based testing at Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst, New Jersey, to ensure compatibility with shipboard arresting gear. ìFrom 9 to 16 Jan, the F-35 team accomplished 36 successful roll-in arrestment tests at Lakehurst…

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RQ-21A Blackjack begins operational test phase

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The Navy and Marine Corps' newest small unmanned aircraft system RQ-21A Blackjack began its initial operational test and evaluation in early January at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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U.S., Canada partner to upgrade Canadian howitzer

Posted January 29, 2014 by Audra Calloway

Army photograph by Todd Mozes Kenneth Whitnall, Canadian Army Life Cycle material manager for 105 mm Howitzer Fleets, explains to members of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center how to conduct maintenance on the C3 Howitzer. The Canadian Army has enlisted the help of Picatinny engineers to evaluate the life-span of their World War…

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Army researchers inspire commercial rifle fire control systems

Posted January 29, 2014 by Joyce M. Conant

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory go about their business every day working on projects to help better serve the military and its members who protect our country.

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Dyess receives first operational IBS-upgraded B-1

Posted January 29, 2014 by SrA. Kia Atkins

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Richard Ebensberger Maj. James Silva, left, and Lt. Col. Steven Myers, both B-1B Lancer pilots, complete a flight in the first newly upgraded operational B1-B Lancer Jan. 21, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The B-1B Lancer was recently upgraded with an Integrated Battle Station. The IBS is a…

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James ceremoniously sworn-in by Hagel

Posted January 27, 2014 by

A day after ordering an independent review of the militarys nuclear force amid allegations of cheating on proficiency exams by Air Force officers overseeing the nations ballistic nuclear missiles, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Jan. 24 vowed to restore confidence in the Air Forces nuclear mission. Whatever the factors – historical, institutional, cultural – the Department…

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