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DOD announces release of space export policy report

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The Defense Department announced April 18 the release of a major report on space export control policy. Congress requested this report from the secretaries of defense and state in Section 1248 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84). The report summarizes a DOD and State Department risk assessment of…

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GAO look sat F-22 modernization program

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Marti Jaramillo

The Government Accountability Office was recently asked to examine the history of modernization programs of many of its fighter and attack aircraft and make comparisons with the F-22A modernization program, which will develop and retrofit new capabilities onto a complex stealth aircraft through 2023. Programs examined and compared included the F-15, F-16 and F/A-18. GAO…

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Army Acquisition Executive observes equipment, realistic training

Posted May 16, 2012 by by Kris Osborn

Tension filled the air as civilians scattered and shots rang out in the streets – Armored Security Vehicles drove down the road and dismounted infantry began storming into village buildings while...

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DOD puts strategy before budget for future force

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department has placed strategy before budget in facing present and anticipated threats while building its joint force for the future, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said May 30.

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First night takeoff for the F-35C

Posted June 15, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph

Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Matt Taylor ascends in F-35C test aircraft CF-2 June 13. The flight was the first night takeoff for the carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and evaluated the aircraft’s night lighting system. The F-35C carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter is distinct from the F-35A and…

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Odierno addresses Army’s future, budget cuts

Posted June 25, 2012 by by Katie Nelson and William Garbe

The Army's chief of staff said the force will focus more in the future on supporting combatant commanders around the world, especially in the Pacific. Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno answered...

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Defense acquisition program saves soldiers’ lives

Posted July 9, 2012 by by Roger Teel

When it comes to rapidly fielding equipment for an urgent American war fighter need, a program run by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command quickly delivers the goods.

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Stryker units in Afghanistan now equipped with precision mortars

Posted July 17, 2012 by by Audra Calloway and Breanna Merenda

he first-ever Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative round fired from a Stryker vehicle in Afghanistan accomplished what few conventional 120mm high-explosive mortars can achieve: a direct hit on a target...

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Air Force partners with schools, universities to promote STEM

Posted July 27, 2012 by by 1st Lt. Ashleigh Peck

Teachers from across the U.S. became students for a week during an Air Force-sponsored ASM International Materials Camp July 13 at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

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Navy begins construction on next amphibious assault ship

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Huntington Ingalls Industries started fabrication of the eleventh LPD 17 San Antonio class ship, LPD 27, Aug. 6, following the Navy award of the detail design and construction contract July 27. The LPD 17 San Antonio-class ships are designed to functionally replace more than 41 ships (the LPD 4, LSD 36, LKA 113 and LST…

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