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U.S., Romania begin work on Aegis Ashore missile defense complex

Posted November 1, 2013 by Vince Little

Top U.S., Romanian and NATO officials broke ground OCt. 28 on a new ballistic missile defense facility being built to boost regional stability and strengthen the alliance’s collective security stance. The high-profile ceremony signaled the start of construction for the Aegis Ashore complex, the second stage of the three-part European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic…

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F-35A conducts first live fire with AMRAAM

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Lockheed Martin photograph An F-35A Lightning II executed its first live-fire launch of a guided air-to-air missile over a military test range off the California coast on Oct. 30. The F-35 Lightning II executed its first live-fire launch of a guided air-to-air missile over a military test range off the California coast on Oct. 30….

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Brains behind the QF-16 spearhead AF aerial target drone program

Posted November 1, 2013 by Chrissy Cuttita

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Jeff Gibson, Government Team Lead and Jeff Stebbins, Gulf Range Drone Control System contractor and QF-16 Integration Team Lead operate the software their 15-man team developed for the Air Force’s newest aerial target drone. The console they operate in their lab at Eglin is replicated in the field…

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Navy’s new Fire Scout unmanned helicopter takes its first flight

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The Navy’s newest variant of the Fire Scout unmanned helicopter completed its first day of flying Oct. 31 at Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.

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Army looks to blend cyber, electronic warfare capabilities on battlefield

Posted October 31, 2013 by Kristen Kushiyama

U.S. Army scientists and engineers continue to define next-generation protocols and system architectures to help develop technology capabilities to combat these threats in an integrated and expedited fashion.

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Aviano AB F-16 accident report released

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U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa officials released the results of their investigation into the Jan. 28 crash of an F-16 Fighting Falcon over the Adriatic Sea, resulting in the death of the pilot on board. At the conclusion of the investigation, the board president, Brig. Gen. Derek P. Rydholm, found clear…

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Defense officials detail nuke upgrade program

Posted October 31, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

Defense Department officials testified on Capitol Hill Oct. 29 about the program to modernize one of the oldest weapons in the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Madelyn R. Creedon, the assistant secretary of defense for global strategic affairs, and Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, spoke at a hearing of the House…

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First Zumwalt class destroyer launched

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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works successfully launched the Navy's first Zumwalt-class destroyer Oct. 28 at their Bath, Maine, shipyard.

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Despite budget crunch, JLTV purchase plans remain unchanged

Posted October 28, 2013 by C. Todd Lopez

Despite budget cuts, furloughs, sequestration, continuing resolutions, ongoing changes in force structure, and a government shutdown, both the Army and Marine Corps are committed to buying the same amount of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles they initially set out to purchase.

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Holloman tests new warhead on high-speed track

Posted October 28, 2013 by Army SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The Defense Department announced Oct. 24 the successful testing of an advanced conventional precision effects warhead, a critical part of a national effort to establish a conventional prompt strike capability. This capability will contribute to the country to defend its interests with precision weapons at hypersonic speeds. During an interview with American Forces Press Service,…

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