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Combat aviation brigade master control of drones

Posted May 15, 2015 by Sgt. Alexander Neely

Unmanned aircraft is one of the fastest growing sectors in civilian and military aviation.

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Robots from South Korea, U.S. win DARPA finals

Posted June 8, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

A robot from South Korea took first prize and two American robots took second and third prizes here yesterday in the two-day robotic challenge finals held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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Obama: Won’t accept budget that shortchanges readiness

Posted July 8, 2015 by Jim Garamone1

DOD photograph by Glenn Fawcett President Barack Obama addresses reporters at the Pentagon after meeting with his national security team, July 6, 2015. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, flank the president. President Barack Obama assured service members July 6 that they are…

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DOD officials observe counter-drone demo in California

Posted August 5, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

Small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are easy to obtain and launch and they’re hard to detect on radar, making them of particular concern to the Department of Defense, according to officials taking part in the Black Dart 2015 counter-UAS demonstration held here.

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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

Posted August 28, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.

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Officials discuss troop numbers, partnership with Afghanistan

Posted March 23, 2012 by

Troop numbers – both Afghan and coalition – were among the questions posed to senior officials during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee March 22. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, and James N. Miller, acting undersecretary of defense for policy, told senators that training…

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France tests its ship defense with U.S. Navy’s Supersonic Sea Skimming Target

Posted April 17, 2012 by

As part of a foreign military sales case, the U.S. Navy worked together with French military to execute France’s first aerial-target live-fire event using a GQM-163A Coyote Supersonic Sea Skimming Target, or missile, April 4. France’s military…

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Army asks for armed aerial scout demonstration

Posted May 2, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The Army released to industry, April 25, a “request for information” about a replacement for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior aircraft, including a proposal to industry to provide for the Army a demonstration of the current...

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Progress continues toward NATO missile defense system

Posted May 15, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Navy photograph by PO1 Julie Matyascik Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey departs Naval Station Norfolk, Va., to provide the first ballistic missile defense under the European Phased Adaptive Approach, March 7, 2011. The United States will announce...

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California BRAC bases now part of recycling revolution

Posted May 29, 2012 by by Susan Wolbarst

J.D. Wang, the CEO of a tire recycling company, believes people can recycle anything if they put their minds to it. So it seems fitting that his company is expanding into a recycled building -- once the commissary at the former Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, Calif.

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