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Insitu ScanEagle to fly ViDAR payload to enhance maritime ISR

Keeping the world's international waters safe demands that decision makers have access to the best tactical information in the most challenging environments.

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Large force exercise tests software, range

For two weeks, the skies over the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of Southern California echoed with the sound of jets as Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 took over the airspace with a Large Force Exercise intended to test and validate new software configuration sets for the F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft series April 18-29.

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Mojave Fly-in displays more than planes

Planes, brains and automobiles where all part of the 5th Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in event at the Mojave Air and Space Port, where pilots and flight enthusiasts gathered from around the country to display their aircraft, break world records and learn from other builders.

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Boeing, TAAG Angola Airlines celebrate delivery of carrier’s 777-300ER

Boeing and TAAG Angola Airlines, the national airline of Angola, have celebrated the delivery of the airline's newest 777-300ER (Extended Range).

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Total force Airmen complete Icelandic Air Surveillance mission

It seems like April flew by... much like the U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft did throughout the skies of Iceland.


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Army testing air defense system integration

Posted  April 27, 2016

A series of tests here is demonstrating the capabilities of a new air defense system in development by the U.S. Army.

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Armed Services chief lays out risky strategy for budget hike

Posted  April 27, 2016

Seeking to halt an erosion of the U.S. military’s combat readiness, a senior House Republican unveiled legislation April 25 that would boost the defense budget by billions of dollars to pay for additional ships, jet fighters, helicopters and more. But there’s a catch to the plan outlined by Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas, the chairman…

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Pentagon spokesman: Up to 250 more U.S. forces to deploy to Syria

Posted  April 27, 2016

Up to 250 additional U.S. personnel are being deployed to Syria to support local forces on the ground and build on successes of U.S. forces already deployed there in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Pentagon’s press secretary said April 25. The additional personnel include special operations forces and…

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BAE Systems awarded $109 million to convert M88 recovery vehicles for U.S. Army

Posted  April 27, 2016

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract modification worth $109.7 million to convert 36 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation Systems (HERCULES) configuration. The conversions allow the M88A2s to recover the Army’s heaviest vehicles, such as tanks, without the assistance of another vehicle. “The HERCULES is…

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A Washington ritual: Pentagon, Congress at odds over bases

Posted  April 27, 2016

The Pentagon thinks it has a winning argument for why Congress should allow a new round of military base closings. The case goes like this: The Army and Air Force have vastly more space for training and basing troops than they need, and trimming the surplus would save money better used to strengthen the military….

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