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The latest Stryker vehicle is built for extremes

When Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan were imperiled by the destructive power of improvised explosive devices, a variant of the armored Stryker combat vehicle sporting a specially-designed blast-diffusing hull saved countless lives.

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U.S., Canada sign deal for first RQ-21A Blackjack international sale

The U.S. Department of Navy recently signed an agreement with the Canadian Department of National Defense for the first RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Air System (UAS) international sale.

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William Dunn; America’s first WWII ace

The day was Aug. 27, 1941, when William Dunn, American pilot with the British Royal Air Force Squadron 71, became the first American ace of World War II.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Defense

Spanish aircrews train with U.S. at Red Flag 16-4

For the Spanish air force, Red Flag 16-4 has been the perfect avenue to receive the best training for their aircrews and support personnel, as well as an avenue for overcoming unique challenges that aren’t always experienced in European exercises.

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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.


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News Briefs – August 22, 2016

Posted  August 22, 2016

Chinese ships, planes hold war games in Sea of Japan China’s military says its planes and ships held war games in the Sea of Japan last week. The Defense Ministry said in a statement on its website that the long-range exercises staged Aug. 19 pitted a red army against a blue one in a simulated…

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Australian – USN statement of cooperation to advance biofuels development

Posted  August 22, 2016

A statement of cooperation between the U.S. Navy and the northeastern state of Queensland was the culmination of a week of Great Green Fleet events in Australia to promote the Navy's energy efficiency and alternative energy initiatives.

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Raytheon unveils Cyber, Electromagnetic Battle Management for U.S. Army

Posted  August 22, 2016

Raytheon showcased Cyber and Electromagnetic Battle Management, a new battle management tool, at Cyber Quest, a U.S. Army event that informs cybersecurity requirements and priorities. CEMBM integrates cyber and electromagnetic spectrum awareness capabilities into the Electronic Warfare Program Management Tool, an Army program of record since 2014. “CEMBM was one tool we experimented with, and…

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F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing

Posted  August 22, 2016

After years of preparation, the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are ready to test the F-35 Lightning II’s ability to be decontaminated from chemical and biological weapons exposure.

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USS Louisiana collision at sea

Posted  August 22, 2016

The ballistic-missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) and a U.S. Navy Offshore Support Vessel collided while conducting routine operations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the coast of Washington state Aug. 18, 2016. The collision occurred at 6 p.m. There were no injuries to personnel. Assessments of the damage to both the submarine…

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