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Navy tests news unmanned underwater vehicle at JEBLC-FS

Posted December 12, 2014 by PO3 Edward Guttierrez III

Navy photograph by PO3 Edward Guttierrez III The GhostSwimmer vehicle, developed by the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell project Silent NEMO, undergoes testing at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story. Project Silent NEMO is an experiment which explores the possible uses for a biomimetic device developed by the Office of Naval…

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Army to further consolidate footprint in Europe

Posted January 9, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

While the big news coming out of the Pentagon Jan .8 was the closure of U.S. Air Force facilities at RAF Mildenhall, England, the Army will also consolidate or close several facilities in Europe.

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Air Force names 2-star to lead F-35 Integration Office

Posted January 30, 2015 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

With the initial operating capability date of the F-35 Lightning II quickly approaching, the Air Force appointed Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian as the director of a larger Air Force F-35 Integration Office, Feb. 1. In addition to gaining new leadership, the F-35 Integration Office will also grow from a staff of four to 12 and…

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AFRL shape-changing materials make form a function

Posted February 27, 2015 by Holly Jordan

Air Force Research Laboratory research is shaping the future of aerospace. Through research into soft materials called liquid crystal elastomers, AFRL scientists have developed a method to locally program the mechanical response in polymer sheets without the use of actuators and traditional mechanical parts. This research (sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research)…

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First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

Posted March 23, 2015 by David Vergun

Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned to both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory Burgess, product manager for Shadow Tactical UAS.

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Army gears up for next Network Integration Evaluation

Posted April 3, 2012 by by Claire Schwerin

From training soldiers to installing radios on vehicles, Army personnel are engaged in intense preparations for this spring’s major field exercise for the tactical communications network. With the Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, 12.2 scheduled to take place from May 1 to June 8 at Fort Bliss and White…

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Army leaders discuss S&T strategy, priorities to deliver solutions

Posted April 24, 2012 by by Dan Lafontaine

U.S. Army science and technology leaders need to deepen their relationships with the doctrine and war fighter communities so that together they can better define the Army’s science and technology priorities, senior leaders said April 18 during a…

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Second-generation Aegis BMD system completes successful intercept flight test

Posted May 10, 2012 by

A Standard Missile-3 Block 1B interceptor is launched from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie during a Missile Defense Agency test in the Pacific Ocean. The SM-3 Block 1B successfully intercepted a short-range ballistic missile target…

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Gentlemen, start your engine

Posted May 23, 2012 by

The U.S. Navy and Air Force stand to save more than $2 billion after jointly developing an engine modification that will keep critically important aircraft flying for years. The two services and industry worked...

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Doing one’s best remains guiding principle of Air Force’s first female 4-star general

Posted June 7, 2012 by by Monica D. Morales

Through a more than three-decade career punctuated by differing assignment locations, duties and ranks, Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger maintains that one constant has guided her career and will continue to...

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