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DOD releases updated instruction for acquisitions system

Posted January 7, 2015 by Claudette Roulo

The Defense Department’s top acquisitions official Jan. 7 released a new version of the acquisitions corps’ guiding document: Department of Defense Instruction 5000.02, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System. The updated instruction cancels the interim version that was implemented Nov. 25, 2013, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said in a…

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The end of an era signals new beginnings for security forces

Posted January 7, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

Ninety-five security forces Airmen from around the country attended the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron's last Base Security Operations course at the Silver Flag Alpha Range Complex outside of Las Vegas Dec. 6-20, 2014.

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Army sensors research enables future capabilities

Posted January 5, 2015 by David McNally

Army illustration Army researchers are working on flexible plastic sensors that could be attached to individuals, gear or vehicles. With this technology, Soldiers will gather information on the chemical-biological environment, troop movements and signal intelligence. Army scientists and engineers are advancing sensors research in hopes of giving future Soldiers enhanced situational awareness. Sensor technology has…

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Air combat exercise Iron Hand 15-2 enhances interoperability in Europe

Posted January 5, 2015 by A1C Luke Kitterman

Pilots from all U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa's fighter airframes came together at Spangdahlem Air Base Germany, in December to participate in a five-day training exercise called Iron Hand 15-2.

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U.S. military begins training Iraqi forces to take on ISIL

Posted January 5, 2015 by Nick Simeone

The United States has begun training Iraqi army recruits, a central part of the strategy by the U.S.-led coalition that is working with the Iraqi government to retake territory and ultimately defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in the country. Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters Jan. 5 that six…

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Air Force, small business develop technologies that help electronics stay cool

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The Air Force Research Laboratory and a small business partner are developing technologies that they expect will enable successful use of high-power processors that operate on satellites with funding from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program.

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Air Force funds more research on electrical accumulator for fighter aircraft

Posted December 31, 2014 by

Higher, better, faster and stronger – all are the goals of aerospace systems designers, in particular researchers from the Air Force who are providing the next generation of advanced aircraft to its warfighters.  To meet these challenges, the Air Force recently provided follow-on funding for a Small Business Innovation Research effort that supports the Air…

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Boeing completes successful first flight in KC-46 program

Posted December 29, 2014 by Daryl Mayer

The KC-46 Pegasus development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft #1 Dec. 28.

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AMPV program’s EMD contract awarded to BAE Systems

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The U.S. Army announced Dec. 23 that BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P. was selected for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development, or EMD, contract for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, or AMPV.

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New mortar manufacturing process aims to save money, improve precision

Posted December 29, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

The U.S. Army is seeking to implement a new mortar manufacturing process to provide improved weapons at a lower cost.

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