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C-27 program cut explained, budget aligned with strategy

Posted April 3, 2012 by by TSgt. Jess Harvey

The Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and programs discussed the reasoning behind the C-27J Spartan program cut from the fiscal 2013 budget request during the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast seminar March 27. “It’s not because it isn’t a good aircraft, and it’s not because it wasn’t a good idea $487…

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F-35 team hits weapons testing mark

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After ejecting a 500-pound bomb from F-35B test aircraft BF-3, the test team took a collective breath, and watched as it hurtled toward the concrete deck. Coming to rest in the foam covering the pit floor, the March 29 “pit drop” marked the end of two weeks of testing nine different weapons combinations…

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$54.7 million awarded to universities for research equipment

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The Defense Department announced plans May 8 to award $54.7 million to academic institutions to support the purchase of state-of-the-art research equipment. The 190 awards to 100 academic institutions are being made under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program that augments current university capabilities or develops new university capabilities to perform cutting-edge defense research. “The…

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NATO declares missile defense system operational

Posted May 21, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

During its first session at the 25th NATO Summit in Chicago May 20, the alliance’s senior governing body declared operational the missile defense system it endorsed at its November 2010 summit in Lisbon, Portugal, NATO’s secretary general said. During a news conference following the North Atlantic Council session, Anders Fogh Rasmussen characterized the accomplishment as…

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Army returns first Wartime Replacement Aircraft to fight

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The Army delivered the first OH-58D Kiowa Warrior upgraded under the Wartime Replacement Aircraft Program to the war fighter at a roll-out ceremony at Corpus Christi Army Depot, Corpus Christi, Texas, June 7.

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First asymmetric weapons load test for F-35B

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On June 14, F-35B Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft BF-2 completed the first test flight for the short takeoff and vertical landing variant with an...

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New tactical network set to begin fielding in the fall

Posted July 2, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

New equipment and training, part of the Army's "Capability Set 13" begins fielding in October. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, out of at Fort Bliss, Texas, will be the first recipients of...

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Network Integration Evaluation speeds fielding of Army encryption capability

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Amy Walker

The Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment is already reaping the benefits of advanced encryption tools for their Rifleman Radios in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan…

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Army hosts Network Industry Day

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Claire Heininger Schwerin

As it looks ahead to more Network Integration Evaluations, the Army hosted an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, to discuss opportunities to collaborate on the future tactical...

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B-52s provide RIMPAC 2012 air capability

Posted August 6, 2012 by by 2nd Lt. Sarah Bergstein

Members from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., participated in nine sorties in support of this year's Rim of the Pacific exercise July 11 to 31 in and around training areas...

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