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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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News Briefs – June 17, 2016

Posted  June 17, 2016

Australian navy sailor dies during shore leave in Oman An Australian navy sailor has died during shore leave in the Oman port town of Muscat, officials said June 16. The Australian Defense Force released few details of the circumstances of the death. The sailor was on shore leave in Muscat when he was found, defense…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  June 17, 2016

I knew that someday I would find a way to get my passion for railroading into Aerotech News and today is that day! Hallelujah!

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Goldfein testifies at CSAF confirmation hearing

Posted  June 17, 2016

The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing June 16 for Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein on Capitol Hill, following his presidential nomination for the position of the 21st Air Force chief of staff on April 26.

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Modular, adjustable: A test plane for any occasion

Posted  June 17, 2016

Area-I Inc. photograph The Prototype-Technology Evaluation Research Aircraft, or PTERA, was flown and tested in Georgia skies in 2014. The aircraft, a 10-percent scale model of a medium-range twinjet airplane, can be used to test any number of aeronautical technologies, from advanced control algorithms to avant-garde wing designs. Looking to make a plane that was…

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NASA hybrid electric research plane gets X number, new name

Posted  June 17, 2016

With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.”

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