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Marines partner with U.K. allies in F-35 operational test

Posted June 1, 2015 by Maj. Paul Greenberg

As the first operational test of the F-35B Lightning II took place aboard the USS Wasp last week, service members from the United Kingdom are working alongside their U.S. Navy and Marine Corps counterparts to assess the integration of the F-35B into amphibious military operations.

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Tactical reconnaissance vehicle project eyes hoverbike for defense

Posted July 2, 2015 by Joyce P. Brayboy

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle, or TRV, concept for nearly nine months and is evaluating the hoverbike technology as a way to get Soldiers away from ground threats by giving them a 3-D capability. The Army is interested in this disruptive technology because it has the…

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New interrogation system installed on AWACS, more in pipeline

Posted July 29, 2015 by Justin Oakes

Out with the old, in with the new, at least that's the case for the existing interrogation system found on E-3 Sentry AWACS.

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Reapers, Predators on the prowl in Afghanistan

Posted August 24, 2015 by TSgt. Joseph Swafford

Airmen assigned to the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide world-class close air support and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in the Afghanistan area of operations.

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KC-46 program may experience delays

Posted March 30, 2012 by

Only one year into its development, the Air Force’s KC-46 program may experience delays and technical challenges as they try to incorporate three advanced military technologies into the commercial Boeing 767 airliner, which is the basis for the new KC-46 refueling air tanker. The Government Accountability Office, an investigative arm of Congress, recently stated in…

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AEDC sets new testing record on F-22 Raptor engine

Posted April 22, 2012 by by Philip Lornenz III

The Arnold Engineering Development Center at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., recently completed a Continuous Improvement Program Life Extension Accelerated Mission Test on an F119 engine for the F-22 Raptor in the Sea Level 2 facility. “The purpose of this particular test, a life extension Accelerated…

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Military could learn from civilian courts

Posted May 9, 2012 by by Allen G. Breed

Army SSgt. Ryan Miller knew that deserting his post was a serious crime. But, by then, he had a lot more on his mind and heart than his job. Back in 2003-2004, while Miller was deployed as a cavalry scout in Afghanistan, his father died, his mother was diagnosed with cancer, and he was facing…

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NATO general outlines summit topics, alliance changes

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

NATO’s plan for military operations in Afghanistan up to and beyond 2014 will be the top agenda item at the organization’s May 20-21 summit in Chicago, a senior NATO official said. Afghan forces are to take...

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U.S. Navy hopes stealth ship answers a rising China

Posted June 5, 2012 by by Eric Talmadge

A super-stealthy warship that could underpin the U.S. Navy’s China strategy will be able to sneak up on coastlines virtually undetected and pound targets with electromagnetic “railguns” right out of a sci-fi movie. But at more than $3 billion a pop, critics say the new DDG-1000 destroyer sucks away funds that could be better used…

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Weapons school integrates cyber warfare

Posted June 18, 2012 by by 1st Lt. Ken Lustig

Eight Air Force weapons officers completed the first cyber weapons instructor course at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, 328th Weapons Squadron, June 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Weapons officers are tactical experts trained in the art of battlespace dominance who instruct the Air Force’s...

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