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C-17 treads into new territory

Posted September 15, 2014 by Jet Fabara

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.

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NAWCWD manned for unmanned systems

Posted October 1, 2014 by

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division scientists, engineers, technicians and operators are involved in all levels of Unmanned Systems research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation.

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Senior enlisted leaders tour California units

Posted October 27, 2014 by Air Force TSgt. Nathan Gallahan

Two senior enlisted leaders finished a week-long command visit across California Oct. 25, a tour that included stops at more than 30 individual bases and facilities covering all service branches.

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SEWIP block upgrade program evaluated for LCS

Posted November 24, 2014 by

The Navy is evaluating a scaled-down version of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program system for potential incorporation on future Littoral Combat Ships

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Australian F-35 lands at new home

Posted December 19, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Tanya Wren

The first Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II jet arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 18. The jet's arrival marks the first international partner F-35 to arrive for training at Luke.

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USS Nimitz completes homeport change

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Navy photograph by Coast Guard PO3 Amanda Norcross The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish (WPB-87358), homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., escorts the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during the carrier’s homeport shift from Naval Base Everett, Wash., to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash.   The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrived…

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F-35 nears completion of all-weather testing

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For the past four months, an F-35 Lightning II has endured extreme weather temperatures to certify the fleet to deploy to any corner of the world. 

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British test pilot marks milestone in the Joint Combat Aircraft

Posted February 24, 2012 by

People on this side of the Atlantic Ocean tend to look twice when they see the “c” replacing the “s” in the British version of the word “defense.” Now, those on the other side of the Atlantic might look twice when they see the “c” entered into the Royal Air Force’s flight log. On Feb….

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Unmanned vessel could soon be working for U.S. Navy

Posted April 16, 2012 by by Alan Sayre

Technology that sent unmanned aircraft over Iraq and Afghanistan soon could be steering unstaffed naval boats for such dangerous tasks as minesweeping, submarine detection, intelligence gathering and approaching hostile vessels. Defense contractor Textron Inc. demonstrated what it calls its Common Unmanned Surface Vessel technology Thursday at its Textron Marine & Land Systems shipyard in New…

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U.S., Philippines hold historic bilateral meeting

Posted May 1, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

U.S. and Philippine defense and foreign affairs leaders held the nations’ first “two-plus-two” meeting in Washington, D.C., April 30 amid the rise of common challenges and the growing security and economic importance of the Asia-Pacific region. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton...

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