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Navy to deploy electromagnetic railgun aboard JHSV

Posted April 7, 2014 by

The U.S. Navy plans to install and test a prototype electromagnetic railgun aboard a joint high speed vessel in fiscal year 2016, the service announced April 7.

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MQ-8B Fire Scout conducts test operations aboard littoral combat ship

Posted May 2, 2014 by Navy photograph

An MQ-8B Fire Scout sits on the flight deck of USS Freedom (LCS 1) April 30 off the coast of San Diego, Calif.  Sailors from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 are conducting the first combined operations between the unmanned Fire Scout and the manned H-60 helicopter aboard the littoral combat ship over the next few weeks.

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Auburn, Air Force win AFRL design competition

Posted May 23, 2014 by Elmer Standridge

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Auburn University Team accepts first place at the third annual Air Force Research Laboratory Collegiate and Service Academy Engineering Design Competition. Team members shown left to right are John Bissell, Kameron Braxton, Luke Hasha, Travis Campbell, Matthew Park and Morgan Allison. Seventeen universities and three service academies came together…

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DOD, Air Force leaders look to F-35 maintainers for help

Posted June 16, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

The Pentagon will continue to seek aircraft maintainer suggestions and industry partner investments to reduce operating and sustainment costs by 10 to 20 percent as F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter improvements develop, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics said June 12, in a conference call with reporters Frank Kendall and Air…

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USAFE-AFAFRICA releases investigation results on HH-60 accident

Posted July 9, 2014 by Capt. Sybil Taunton

U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa officials released the results of the investigation into the Jan. 7 crash of an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter near Cley next the Sea, United Kingdom, resulting in the death of the four crew members on board. At the conclusion of the investigation, Brig. Gen. Jon Norman,…

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Eielson AFB selected as preferred alternative for first overseas-based F-35As

Posted August 8, 2014 by

Air Force officials announced Aug. 7 that Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the preferred alternative to host the first F-35A Lightning II squadrons in the Pacific area of responsibility. Eielson was selected due to its ability to support the mission, economic factors and environmental considerations. “Basing the F-35s at Eielson will allow…

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Investing in the Army’s future

Posted September 9, 2014 by David McNally

The U.S. Army vision for lethality science and technology investment is to enable overmatch in weapon systems for both offensive and defensive capabilities.

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Military balance requires closures, realignments

Posted February 6, 2012 by

The Defense Department needs another round of base realignments and closures if the military is to retain its balance, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Feb. 1. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told the Reserve Officers Association that as the military cuts $487 billion over the next 10 years, infrastructure must change…

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New jet engine test cells under construction at Tinker

Posted April 16, 2012 by by Mike W. Ray

Two more jet-engine test cells are under construction at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. According to Mason Hopkins, Engine Test Program Manager with the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group, one of the structures will provide depot testing capability for the F135 engine, the power plant in the F-35 Lightning II…

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Military kicks off War of 1812 bicentennial

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Gary Sheftick

The bicentennial of the War of 1812 launched last week in New Orleans with a commemoration that revolved around the Navy’s Fleet Week...

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