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RDECOM program puts Army scientists shoulder-to-shoulder with Soldiers

Posted April 22, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

For 30 years now, the Army has embedded scientists and technology experts in the field - to ensure the exchange of new technology and the feedback it yields - moves efficiently between the researchers who develop it and the soldiers who use it.

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Kirtland fuel spill plume seems to bypass Albuquerque wells

Posted April 22, 2015 by

A fuel spill that officials worried might pollute Albuquerque, N.M., drinking water seems to be bypassing the city’s wells, according to experts. Leaders of the Kirtland Air Force Base jet fuel spill cleanup team say the plume appears to be headed north rather than northeast, the Albuquerque Journal reports. The direction means the fuel will…

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X-47B first to complete autonomous aerial refueling

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The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refueling of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration program. While flying off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, the X-47B connected to an Omega K-707 tanker aircraft and received over 4,000 pounds of fuel…

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Triton UAS conducts first flight with search radar

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The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS equipped with a new search radar completed its inaugural flight April 18 over Patuxent River, Md., air space.

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Innovative technology destroys old munitions

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Army officials have brought a state-of-the-art system to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to destroy several historic munitions, beginning in late April.

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Navy names littoral combat ship

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 17 that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis. The future USS St. Louis, designated LCS 19, will be the seventh ship to bear the name. The first St. Louis, a sloop of war, was launched in 1828. It spent the…

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F-35 program on right track, director says

Posted April 17, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15, 2015. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came…

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Army plans intelligence system to be lighter weight, easier to use

Posted April 17, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Future versions of the Distributed Common Ground System - Army, or DCGS-A, will be less complex and easier to use, Army leaders told lawmakers.

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Closing the curtain on NAVAIR’s desert depot

Posted April 17, 2015 by

An MV-22 gets ready for takeoff following repair at NAVAIR’s Forward Deployed Combat Repair facility in Afghanistan. The FDCR mission ended in June 2014, and was primarily led by NAVAIR reservists with artisans from Fleet Readiness Centers. With the reduction in the nation’s military footprint overseas, just a handful of reservists from NAVAIR recently ended…

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F-35C conducts first detachment visit at NAS Lemoore

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Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., April 14.

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