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AWACS upgrade achieves initial operational capability

Posted August 15, 2014 by Darren D. Heusel

Courtesy photograph An E-3G Sentry, an Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, sits on a flightline. In support of air-to-ground operations, Sentry crews can provide direct information needed for interdiction, reconnaissance, airlift and close air support for friendly ground forces. They can also provide information for commanders of air operations to gain and maintain control…

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Chemical-biological researchers deliver results

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Choking, watering eyes, blistering skin and convulsions are symptoms of imminent death from a chemical weapons attack. The lethality of such attacks, most recently in August 2013, in Syria, sends tremors across the globe.

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Officials discuss report on U.S.-Japan defense guidelines

Posted October 10, 2014 by Jim Garamone

U.S. officials Oct. 7 gave an interim report on progress of revising the guidelines for U.S.-Japanese Defense Cooperation. The officials, speaking on background, said the new guidelines are in response to new threats extant in the world and to a new willingness of Japan to embrace a greater role in the world. The last time…

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Army sees 10,000 CROWS manufactured

Posted March 27, 2012 by

The Army is marking the manufacture of the 10,000th M153 Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station, known as CROWS. The CROWS system allows a weapon such as the M2 .50-caliber machine gun to be mounted atop a vehicle, such as the Humvee, and be targeted and fired remotely from…

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DOD announces release of space export policy report

Posted April 18, 2012 by

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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