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DOD seeks future technology via development plan

Posted December 3, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

The Defense Department seeks technology and innovative ideas as part of its Long Range Research Development Plan within the Defense Innovation Initiative, a broad effort that examines future capabilities, dominance and strategy, a senior DOD official said Nov. 24. The newly-released LRRDP Request for Information will provide a way for DOD technology scouts to collaborate…

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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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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

Posted January 23, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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Services aim to standardize air, missile defense networks

Posted February 13, 2015 by David Vergun

Missile Defense Agency photograph Efforts are underway to better integrate missile systems across the Defense Department. Across the globe, a variety of air and missile defense threats are evolving and proliferating. At the same time, adversaries are exploiting weaknesses in America’s air and missile defense system, said Brig. Gen. Christopher L. Spillman, commandant of the…

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U.S., Turkish air forces complete Anatolian Falcon 2012

Posted March 20, 2012 by

Anatolian Falcon 2012, a bilateral training exercise between the Turkish and U.S. air forces, ended at Konya, Turkey, March 16. The exercise was designed to strengthen military interoperability between the two nations and test the air forces’ abilities to conduct a variety of air missions to include interdiction…

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F-35A pilots complete Eglin’s first formation flight

Posted April 16, 2012 by Air Force photographs by Capt. Ryan Seymour

Two F-35A Lightning IIs from the 33rd Fighter Wing soar over the Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., range during the unit’s first joint strike fighter formation flight April 10, 2012. Lt. Col. Eric Smith, 58th Fighter Squadron director of operations, flew the lead aircraft while Marine Maj. Joseph Bachmann, Fighter Attack…

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NAWCWD engineer leads weapon control to new level

Posted May 1, 2012 by

NATO recently approved a change to the tactical data exchange specifications that will give war fighters more control of weapons on the battlefield by expanding communication between multiple controllers and various weapons after launch. In February, NATO approved a network enabled weapons…

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House panel backs limits on gay rights in military

Posted May 14, 2012 by by Donna Cassata

Eight months after the military allowed gays to serve openly – and on the same day that President Barack Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage – the House Armed Services Committee backed measures limiting the rights of gays and lesbians. The panel stepped into the gays in the military issue as it considered a…

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U.S., Bulgarian airmen strengthen ties during exercise

Posted May 29, 2012 by by SrA. Katherine Windish

More than 500 U.S. airmen and two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing here recently returned from a deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, where they spent a month conducting bi-lateral training with Bulgarian airmen during Thracian Star 2012.

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Marine Corps, Air Force pilots temporarily swap services

Posted June 12, 2012 by by SrA. Melanie Holochwost

Two instructor pilots assigned to the 310th Fighter Squadron are currently on very similar and overlapping career paths at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., as part of the Joint Service Pilot Exchange Program.

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