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‘Live synthetic’ Army’s next generation of simulation

Posted March 24, 2014 by David Vergun

Soldiers from a brigade combat team are at a combat training site doing a routine live-fire exercise. Well, maybe not so routine. Suddenly enemy jets pop out of the clouds streaking toward them. The soldiers scramble for cover as missiles rain down. They hear the explosions from the missiles impacting all around them, see the…

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Air Force leaders insist new tanker is key to airpower

Posted April 4, 2014 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

The top three acquisition priorities for the Air Force are the KC-46A aerial tanker, the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter and the Long Range Strike Bomber, officials told members of Congress during a hearing of House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on seapower and projections forces, April 2. “On any given day, the Air Force’s mobility aircraft…

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Acquisition community works to improve tradecraft

Posted April 18, 2014 by Jim Garamone

Everything the defense acquisition community is doing now is being done to improve its tradecraft, Katrina G. McFarland, the assistant secretary of defense for acquisition said April 16. McFarland made the comments at the National Defense Industrial Associations National Logistics Forum. Improving tradecraft is something DOD would want to do in the best of times,…

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GPS IIF-6 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral

Posted May 19, 2014 by

ULA photograph A Delta IV rocket lifts the Global Positioning System IIF-6 satellite into space May 16, 2014, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. GPS IIF-6 is the sixth in a series of 12 next generation GPS satellites. The GPS IIF series provides improved accuracy and enhanced performance for GPS users. The Air Force…

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Exercise Angel Thunder

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Air Force photograph by TSgt. Bradley Church SSgt. Christopher Lindsay, a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape specialist with the 412th Operations Support Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., familiarizes his self with a map during Exercise Angel Thunder, Papago Army Air Field, Phoenix, Ariz., May 8, 2014. Angel Thunder is a multilateral annual exercise that supports…

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JSTARS Recap team holds industry week

Posted July 3, 2014 by Justin Oakes

Air Force photograph by Mark Herlihy A Gulfstream aircraft takes off from the flightline at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., April 10, 2014. Potential contractors brought airframes in to display during the Joint STARS Recapitalization Indusry Week. The program office responsible for the event intends to equip new system onto a smaller, more efficient airframe….

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Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

Posted July 30, 2014 by Maj. Wilson Camelo

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.

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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

Posted April 23, 2012 by

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

Posted May 9, 2012 by

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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