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First military grade 12-micron thermal weapon sight unveiled

Posted January 19, 2015 by

BAE Systems Jan. 19 unveiled its first-to-market 12-micron thermal imaging technology that significantly improves the effectiveness of thermal weapon sights. The company’s Universal Thermal Clip-On version XII (UTCÆ XII) is the first military-grade thermal weapon sight to include the new 12-micron technology, which greatly reduces lens size, total system weight, and battery use, while delivering…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Posted January 19, 2015 by TSgt. Natalie Stanley

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James deliver their, “State of the Air Force,” press conference Jan. 15, 2015, in Washington, D.C. In her comments, James said we are the greatest Air Force in the world…

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Japan selects E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, RQ-4 Global Hawk to improve intel gathering capabilities

Posted January 19, 2015 by

The Japan Ministry of Defense has selected two Northrop Grumman systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

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F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

Posted January 16, 2015 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15, 2015. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons Schoolís first assigned F-35. A new era began at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School when…

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Boeing, Air Europa announce order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Boeing and Air Europa announced Jan. 15 an order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.6 billion at list prices, the largest ever Boeing widebody order from a Spanish carrier. The order was booked in December 2014 and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. Air Europa now…

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Bomber force prepares for new B-52 bomb bay upgrade testing

Posted January 16, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Since the Air Force's decision in 2013 to increase the B-52H bomber fleet's effectiveness and versatility by increasing the aircraft's smart weapons capacity by over 50 percent, teams from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Boeing and, now Edwards, have partnered up to begin developmental testing on the "Buff's" newest upgrade.

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NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft begins first stages of Pluto encounter

Posted January 16, 2015 by

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto. The spacecraft is entering the first of several approach phases that culminate July 14 with the first close-up flyby of the dwarf planet, 4.67 billion miles from Earth.

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U.S., Republic of Korea armies to establish combined division

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Photograph by ChinU Pak An infantryman with the Republic of Korea’s 21st Division practices weapons qualification during the 2nd Infantry Division’s Expert Infantryman Badge testing and training on Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 7. The 2nd Infantry “Warrior” Division is entering a significant phase in its 100-year history. For more than 60 years, 2nd Infantry…

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Army researchers gather to discuss aviation initiatives

Posted January 16, 2015 by T'Jae Ellis

Army researchers and engineers are gathering at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Jan. 14-16, to discuss research initiatives and focus on closing technology gaps on futuristic aviation-sustainment concepts that could forever change Army aviation – from air-vehicle design to usage and maintenance and real-time mission planning. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has partnered with the…

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National Training Center prepares Soldiers for battlefield

Posted January 14, 2015 by Capt. Jessica Edmonds

At the National Training Center, or NTC, asymmetric training often takes center stage.

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