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Third armaments revolution set to unfold

Posted April 29, 2015 by David Vergun

Game-changer armament technologies come just once in a blue moon, said Michael Zoltoski, chief of the Army Research Lab's Lethality Division.

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Eglin to temporarily host Navy backup F-35C fleet

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The Air Force recently signed an Addendum to the Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Base Realignment and Closure 2014 record of decision for two temporary actions–shifting the primary runway to Runway 01/19 (RW 01/19) and allowing a temporary increase in previously limited F-35 operations for the construction-related closure of Runway 12/30, and the Department of…

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NAWCWD counts down to fully operational T-Range

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T-Range lead engineer Ty Walsh announced early March that the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division T-Range will be fully operational within the next five months.

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AFRL thruster experiment to fly on X-37B

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The Air Force Research Laboratory, Space and Missile Systems Center, and Rapid Capabilities Office are collaborating to host a Hall thruster experiment onboard the X-37B flight vehicle.

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USAF test pilot school applications due in June

Posted April 29, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The 2015 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene July 20-24 to consider candidates for July 2016 and January 2017 classes. Applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by June 5. The board will select applicants for fighter, multi-engine aircraft, helicopter and remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officer (including navigators, electronic…

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New AF maintenance technology keeps aging tankers flying

Posted April 29, 2015 by SSgt. Benjamin W. Stratton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bmJ6hf8TJmg The 92nd Maintenance Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., now uses a new technologically advanced parts fabrication machine extending the life of one of the Air Force’s oldest airframes — the KC-135 Stratotanker. “Our shop is consistently working on procuring technologically advanced machines, tools and equipment within our budget limitations,” said Tech. Sgt….

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Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments

Posted April 24, 2015 by David Vergun

The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said.

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NTTR supports first F-35B integration into USMC’s weapons school exercise

Posted April 24, 2015 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

The Nevada Test and Training Range was part of history April 21, when four U.S. Marine Corps-assigned F-35B Lightning IIs participated in its first Marine Corps’ Final Exercise of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course on the NTTR’s ranges. The Final Exercise, or FINEX, is the capstone event to the U.S. Marine Corps Marine Aviation…

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AF Test Pilot School applications due in June

Posted April 24, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The 2015 Air Force Test Pilot School selection board will convene July 20-24 to consider candidates for July 2016 and January 2017 classes. Applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by June 5. The board will select applicants for fighter, multi-engine aircraft, helicopter and remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officers – to…

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Last MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific retire

Posted April 24, 2015 by A1C Stephen G. Eigel

The 17th Special Operations Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, sent off the final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific Air Forces to retire on April 15.

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