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U.S., UK to maintain close ties, counter-ISIL efforts continue

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told his United Kingdom counterpart State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon in a phone call June 24 that the two nations will always enjoy a special relationship reflected in close defense ties -- a bedrock of U.S. security and foreign policy, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters here today.

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Passed the test: Q-53 radar demonstrates counter-UAS capability

The Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar recently demonstrated its ability to identify and track unmanned aerial systems and pass that information to a command and control node, a key capability as the battlespace rapidly becomes more crowded with emerging air threats.

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U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels resume schedule

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to its 2016 demonstration schedule July 2-4 in Traverse City, Mich., Commander, Naval Air Forces announced.

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F-35A nearly combat ready

The first deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year.

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Quality assurance strengthens foreign military efforts

When an international customer purchases something from the U.S. government, quality assurance plays an important role in ensuring the equipment or service provided meets the same standards required for the American war fighter.


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Defense

433rd AW becomes first Reserve wing to get new C-5M

Posted  June 20, 2016

The saying “history repeats itself” has become all too familiar to the 433rd Airlift Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, as hundreds of airmen and distinguished guests gathered along the flightline here June 17 to welcome the wing’s first C-5M Super Galaxy, named “The City of San Antonio.”

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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  June 20, 2016

Army   Clark Construction Group LLC, Bethesda, Md., was awarded a $616,311,000 firm-fixed-price, incrementally funded contract with options to design and build a multi-story office building.  Seven bids were solicited with seven received. Work will be performed at Fort Meade, Md., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 11, 2020.  Fiscal 2016 military construction funds…

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Defense

Navy’s first network-enabled weapon ready for fleet operations

Posted  June 20, 2016

The Navy’s first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon, JSOW C-1, has been delivered to the fleet after achieving Initial Operational Capability in early June.

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Defense

USS Truman traps 9,000th aircraft of deployment

Posted  June 20, 2016

Navy photograph by PO3 Adelola Tinubu An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Jolly Rogers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, lands on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security…

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Headlines – June 17, 2016

Posted  June 17, 2016

News House advances $576 billion defense spending bill – House lawmakers June 16 advanced a $576 billion defense spending plan for fiscal 2017 that faces a Senate fight, a White House veto and a host of other political obstacles that could block it from ever becoming law.     Business Italy lands largest ever naval…

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