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Navy names littoral combat ship

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 17 that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis. The future USS St. Louis, designated LCS 19, will be the seventh ship to bear the name. The first St. Louis, a sloop of war, was launched in 1828. It spent the…

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Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge test last flight

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A team of researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA and FlexSys Inc., accomplished a long sought goal in aviation research April 22, with the last flight of the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge Flight Research program. A radically new morphing wing technology called FlexFoil exceeded all expectations in flight testing. The ACTE program completed…

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Australia, US. alliance on display

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More than 33,000 U.S. and Australian personnel will participate in the biennial military training exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 in Australia July 4-19. Talisman Sabre, jointly sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defence Force Headquarters Joint Operations Command, will incorporate U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force and the Royal Australian Navy, Australian…

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ORS SpaceLoft-6 launch to test reliability, durability of payloads in suborbital voyage

Posted April 3, 2012 by by Michael P. Kleiman

The SpaceLoft-6 sounding rocket will launch April 5, 2012, at Spaceport America, in Upham, N.M., with seven payloads, crucial for future Operationally Responsive Space missions, demonstrating its dependability and resilience during a…

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America will be ready if needed in Syria

Posted April 23, 2012 by by Donna Cassata

U.S. military leaders clearly expressed reluctance about using American might to stop the unending violence in Syria, insisting that diplomacy remains the best option to force President Bashar Assad to end the brutal crackdown on his own people. Testifying before Congress, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint…

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Air Force provides aircraft pilot safety testimony to Congress

Posted May 9, 2012 by by MSgt. Raheem Moore

The military deputy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition discussed tactical aviation programs during congressional testimony May 8. During a Senate Armed Services...

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Rotational deployments to boost U.S. Asia-Pacific presence

Posted May 21, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Welcoming new Marine rotational deployments in Australia and Navy rotations planned for Singapore, the top U.S. Pacific Command officer said he’ll seek similar arrangements, possibly to include the Army, that expand U.S. presence in the region without the need for more permanently based forces. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear Jr. noted the arrival of about…

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New flight restrictions haven’t curbed F-22 operations

Posted June 6, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

Safety measures put in place in May on F-22 Raptor flights have had no impact on operations, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby told reporters June 6. Kirby and Pentagon Press Secretary George Little last month announced restrictions to F-22 flight operations after 12 pilots...

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Second Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes first flight

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The Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record-setting test-flight mission that began March 5...

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In short term, Gray Eagle trades reliability for capability

Posted June 28, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle program is under its estimated budget, and is also meeting expected availability rates in theater.

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