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Army labs prepare systems for Network Integration Evaluation

Posted March 23, 2012 by

In advance of this spring’s major field exercise for the Army’s new tactical communications network, engineers are putting systems through their paces to ensure a smooth handoff to the troops conducting the evalutions. This will be the first Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, for which the Army has…

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Army focusing on industrial base, international sales

Posted April 17, 2012 by by Kris Osborn

As the Army works vigorously to pursue its key modernization priorities while simultaneously seeking to lower costs and adjust to a changing budget, international sales opportunities are figuring prominently in the Army’s acquisition strategy, service officials said. International sales of U.S. systems, either…

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Panetta, Dempsey agree international accord needed on Syria

Posted April 22, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Syria is in the midst of a tense, fluid and dangerous time, and the U.S. military stands ready to do whatever mission the president and Congress assign to it, top Defense Department leaders told the House Armed Services Committee April 18. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the…

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Improved batteries, SWIPES to lighten Soldiers’ load

Posted May 8, 2012 by by Dan Lafontaine

A soldier treks through treacherous terrain in a dangerous combat zone with a rucksack filled with meals ready-to-eat, first-aid gear, weapons, ammunition, radios and batteries. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is lightening the Soldier’s load by developing...

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Test pilots provide unique training to Aggressors

Posted May 17, 2012 by

Test pilots from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held a training course at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 23 through 27, teaching 18th Aggressor Squadron aviators to harness the power of the F-16...

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Initiative could help improve ISR operators’ processes

Posted June 4, 2012 by by Patty Welsh

The Electronic Systems Center Command and Control Constellation program recently held an operational demonstration in Bedford, Mass., to evaluate a new prototype capability to improve command and control of...

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‘Bold Quest’ promotes coalition interoperability

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Representatives from every military service and their counterparts from 11 other nations are wrapping up an exercise designed to improve their ability to work together to more effectively engage targets while minimizing the risk of...

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Army research official visits Afghanistan

Posted June 26, 2012 by

A senior research and development leader spoke with Army officials at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 11-13. Army leaders in the field are seeking technology solutions for complex challenges.

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X-47B demonstrates airworthiness, Team Edwards support continues

Posted July 9, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

With the support of Team Edwards, the U.S. Navy became one step closer to seamlessly integrating the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator into aircraft carrier operations.

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MAFFS request modified for four C-130s

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The U.S. Forest Service has modified its request for assistance for the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems-equipped C-130 Hercules. The new request, received late July 17, releases two of the six C-130s using MAFFS to assist with fires. The C-130s have been stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and at Boise Air Terminal, Idaho,…

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