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Edwards T-38 aircrew prep for new ejection seat upgrade

Posted September 20, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Courtesy photograph Edwards is working to install new ejection seats in its T-38 fleet in order to increase the overall safety of the training aircraft. For test pilots at Edwards, their long-time trainer airframe, the T-38 Talon, is receiving an upgrade that is set to ensure the safety of T-38 aircrew now and well into…

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B-1 conducts first live-fire test of anti-ship missile

Posted October 9, 2013 by SrA. Charles V. Rivezzo

A B-1B Lancer successfully struck a waterborne target with a live warhead for the first time Aug. 27.

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Brains behind the QF-16 spearhead AF aerial target drone program

Posted November 1, 2013 by Chrissy Cuttita

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Jeff Gibson, Government Team Lead and Jeff Stebbins, Gulf Range Drone Control System contractor and QF-16 Integration Team Lead operate the software their 15-man team developed for the Air Force’s newest aerial target drone. The console they operate in their lab at Eglin is replicated in the field…

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Hagel visits first Zumwalt-class destroyer

Posted November 25, 2013 by

BATH, Maine – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the not-yet-launched Zumwalt-class destroyer he toured Nov. 21 “represents the cutting edge of our naval capabilities.” The ship, now known as the Pre-Commissioning Unit, or PCU, Zumwalt, will become the USS Zumwalt, named for former Navy Adm. Elmo Zumwalt. Officials said the ship is about a year…

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Army tests vehicle-mounted laser against multiple threats

Posted December 20, 2013 by John H. Cummings

The Army used a vehicle-mounted high-energy laser for the first time to successfully engage more than 90 mortar rounds and several unmanned aerial vehicles in flight.

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Army aviation has ‘unique capabilities’ for civil support, consequence management

Posted January 17, 2014 by Lisa Ferdinando

Army photograph by SFC Jesse Flagg The California National Guard drops water from an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter on the Rim fire in the Stanislaus National Forest near Yosemite National Park, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013. From responding to wildfires and floods in the western United States to an earthquake on the other side of the…

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SecAF says AF will reinvest in readiness

Posted February 3, 2014 by SSgt. David Salanitri

Readiness is the primary investment the Air Force will make through fiscal 2014 and 2015, according to the Air Force’s most senior leader. In a keynote address to more than 250 people at the Air Force Association breakfast Jan. 29 in Arlington, Va., Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said the Air Force…

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You can run, but you can’t hide

Posted February 19, 2014 by

The Navy’s Infrared Search and Track (IRST), a passive, long-range sensor that searches for and detects heat sources, successfully completed its first flight aboard an F/A-18 Super Hornet on Feb. 11, from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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JUPITR program takes shape on Korean Peninsula

Posted March 14, 2014 by

Courtesy photograph The Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition, or JUPITR, which is a program led by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, or JPEO-CBD, and supported by the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, will provide unique biological detection capabilities to address the demand for stronger…

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Navy weapons program delivers new capability for H-60 helicopters

Posted March 31, 2014 by

A modernized rocket launcher will soon enable MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to carry and deploy a variety of weapons for the first time.

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