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Team tests ground equipment concept demonstrator here

A team working with the 412th Logistics Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed tests on an all-electric aircraft power supply unit here.

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Local

Navy E6-B completes test mission at Edwards

A U.S. Navy E6-B recently completed testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and returned to Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Feb. 7, 2017.

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Northrop Grumman’s G/ATOR successfully completes initial integration testing

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Marine Corps successfully completed an initial integration event in November 2016 for the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system.

Air Force photograph by Christopher Higgins Local

Love for flying kept last KC-135 flight engineer flying for decades

After a career that has spanned almost four decades, the last Air Force flight engineer for the KC-135 Stratotanker is set to retire at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Robotic arm tool poised to save costly inspection time

A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory advanced inspection robotics research effort.


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News Briefs – February 15, 2017

Posted  February 15, 2017

Report cites increased Chinese, Russian military activity An annual report on military power throughout the world cites Chinese and Russian activity as rising threats to Western powers. The International Institute for Strategic Studies report, released Tuesday, said analysts have noted “real and important” increases in Chinese military activity in the air, at sea, and in…

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Defense

Grim Reaper finds his rage

Posted  February 15, 2017

As he stands at the step desk, you wouldn’t miss the subtle differences in his uniform. His brown leather boots seem foreign next to the sage green ones accompanying him.

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Defense

Networked mission command requires ‘seamless framework,’ say Army leaders

Posted  February 15, 2017

The future of networked mission command faces a number of challenges, chief among them being a current reliance on a variety of different networks -- all with their own specialties, systems, and communications methods.

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Defense

The M119 howitzer platform gets a new muzzle brake design

Posted  February 15, 2017

Army photograph The M119 105mm howitzer, outfitted with the LBOP muzzle brake, ready for live-fire testing at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Engineers from Watervliet Arsenal have designed a 105 mm low blast overpressure muzzle brake, or LBOP. It’s the first large caliber muzzle brake designed specifically for an existing gun system. Muzzle brake…

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Defense

MQ-9 participates in Red Flag 17-1, integrates with F-35

Posted  February 15, 2017

Two MQ-9 Reapers and multiple aircrews from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., participated in Red Flag 17-1 from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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