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Improved Multiple Launch Rocket System tested at White Sands Missile Range

More than 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., or WSMR, to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS.

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AF Special Operations Command receives first AC-130J

The first AC-130J Ghostrider landed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 29, making it Air Force Special Operations Command’s first AC-130J.

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Lockheed Martin successfully tests design changes for Orion

Lockheed Martin engineers have successfully completed testing of design changes made to the NASA Orion spacecraft’s fairing separation system. These changes resulted from data collected during Orion’s first test flight Dec. 5, 2014.

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CH-46 ‘Phrog’ makes its last hop

It’s the last hop for the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter commonly known as the “Phrog.”

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Surface-to-surface missile test for LCS successful

Engineering development tests of modified Longbow Hellfire missiles for use on littoral combat ships were successfully conducted in June the Navy reported July 30.


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Headlines July 13, 2015

Posted  July 13, 2015

Business: Raytheon helps bolster Jordan’s border security – A Raytheon-built system to help Jordan secure its borders with strife-torn Iraq and Syria is now operational. Lockheed Martin to offer converted C-130Js as maritime patrollers – Lockheed Martin is to offer a U.K-specific variant of its SC-130J Sea Hercules to Britain, as the U.K. looks to re-generate a…

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News Briefs July 13, 2015

Posted  July 13, 2015

Critics welcome departure of Stryker brigade from Hawaii Critics of the Army’s decision to base light-armored Stryker vehicles on Oahu are hailing the cost savings and environmental benefits they expect from a move to send them out of Hawaii. Earthjustice attorney David Henkin says an environmental impact statement found the vehicles would erode land and…

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Innovative Army technology gains new potential

Posted  July 13, 2015

The Picatinny area-protection systems track both the incoming threat and interceptor, then computes an ideal trajectory correction for the interceptor to maximize probability of mission success.   As drone technology gains greater public attention, along with its potential for hostile action against American targets, Army engineers adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could…

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Airmen share aerial refueling tactics with RAAF

Posted  July 13, 2015

Army photograph by Sgt. Steven Peterson from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, partner with members of the Australian Army for a refueling exercise at the Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, July 8, 2015, during Talisman Sabre 2015. Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise that provides an invaluable opportunity…

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Point Mugu welcomes last Navy EA-6B Prowler

Posted  July 13, 2015

With a screaming growl, the last U.S. Navy EA-6B Prowler banked over the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Electronic Warfare Laboratory at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., completing a victory lap around the installation before coming in for a final landing June 27.

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Lockheed Martin’s JAGM goes two-for-two in latest flight tests

Posted  July 13, 2015

Lockheed Martin demonstrated its multi-mode Joint Air-to-Ground Missile, engaging two laser-designated stationary targets during recent Government-led flight tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. In the first test, the missile flew four kilometers, engaged its precision-strike, semi-active laser and hit the stationary target. During the second flight, the missile flew four kilometers, acquired the target…

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Headlines July 10, 2015

Posted  July 10, 2015

News: Pentagon reconsidering total F-35 buy – Gen. Joseph Dunford, the nominee for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he’s willing to rethink the acquisition plan for the most expensive weapons program ever.   Business: Lockheed, Textron final suitors for Sikorsky Aircraft – Lockheed Martin and Textron Inc. have emerged as final contenders…

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News Briefs July 10, 2015

Posted  July 10, 2015

Putin, Rouhani discuss nuclear and security cooperation The presidents of Russia and Iran have held talks that Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says covered military and nuclear cooperation, as well as the fight against the Islamic State group. Putin and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani met July 9 in the Russian city Ufa, which is hosting a summit of…

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Army needs one ‘solid network’ to protect against cyber threats

Posted  July 10, 2015

From computers and laptops, to smartphones and tablets, being "in the know" is the baseline for effective organization and leadership.

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OPM acts to protect federal workers, others from cyber threats

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Office of Personnel Management officials announced July 9 the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data and the steps it is taking to protect those affected. In late May, as a result of ongoing efforts to secure its systems, OPM discovered an incident affecting background…

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