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ANG conducts air refueling training with NATO allies in Germany

Air National Guard photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training flight over Germany on Jan. 13, 2015. Nearly 30 airmen from the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing recently spent two weeks at Geilenkirchen Air Base,…

Air Force photograph by SrA. Armando A. Schwier-Morales Defense

Ramstein Airmen train with French air force

Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron participated in Volfa 15-1, an annual, multilateral training event led by the French air force at Orleans - Bricy Air Base, France, Jan. 21.

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Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft ready for demonstration flights

Boeing photograph The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. Flights for prospective…

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F135 test demonstrates success of AEDC workshare initiative

"The workshare initiative is an example of how Arnold Engineering Development Complex consistently improves the test experience," said Dan Blaettler, program manager of U.S. Air Force Engine Component Improvement.

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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…


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News Briefs December 31, 2014

Posted  December 31, 2014

German opposition urges probe into NATO ‘hit list’ German opposition lawmakers called Dec. 30 for an investigation into reports that the country’s army and foreign intelligence agency contributed to a NATO list of Taliban targets in Afghanistan, some of whom were killed. Citing NATO documents, German newspapers Der Spiegel and Bild have reported that Germany…

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Navy prepares for Jan. 20 communications satellite launch

Posted  December 31, 2014

Navy military and civilian engineers are preparing the latest military communications satellite for a planned Jan. 20 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The satellite is part of MUOS, or Mobile User Objective System, which operates like a smartphone network from space, vastly improving secure satellite communications for mobile U.S. forces. Unlike its…

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Veterans

Tuskegee Airmen receive the 2014 Omar N. Bradley ‘Spirit of Independence Award’

Posted  December 31, 2014

The Tuskegee Airmen were recognized for their courage and valor in combat, as they helped pave the way for racial integration in the armed services, by receiving the 2014 Omar N. Bradley "Spirit of Independence Award" in a ceremony held at the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.

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Air Force, small business develop technologies that help electronics stay cool

Posted  December 31, 2014

The Air Force Research Laboratory and a small business partner are developing technologies that they expect will enable successful use of high-power processors that operate on satellites with funding from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program.

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Air Force funds more research on electrical accumulator for fighter aircraft

Posted  December 31, 2014

Higher, better, faster and stronger – all are the goals of aerospace systems designers, in particular researchers from the Air Force who are providing the next generation of advanced aircraft to its warfighters.  To meet these challenges, the Air Force recently provided follow-on funding for a Small Business Innovation Research effort that supports the Air…

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Headlines December 29, 2014

Posted  December 29, 2014

News: Newest U.S. stealth fighter ’10 years behind’ older jets – When the Pentagon’s nearly $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter finally enters service next year after nearly two decades in development, it won’t be able to support troops on the ground the way older planes can today. Its sensors won’t be able to see the…

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News Briefs December 29, 2014

Posted  December 29, 2014

Iran’s army tests suicide drone in drills Iran’s army has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive ongoing military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf. Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, the army’s chief commander of ground forces, is quoted by Iranian state media Dec. 27…

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Obama, Hagel mark end of Operation Enduring Freedom

Posted  December 29, 2014

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel each issued statements Dec. 28 marking the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan. After 13 years of combat operations, Operation Enduring Freedom drew to a close today in a ceremony at the International Security and Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. “Today’s ceremony in Kabul marks…

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Business

Elbit Systems U.S. subsidiary to upgrade C-1A Aircraft for Brazilian Navy

Posted  December 29, 2014

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Dec. 23 that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, received a directed subcontract from the Brazilian Navy for the upgrade of four Grumman C-1A aircraft. The prime contract is held by Marsh Aviation Company of Mesa, Ariz. The subcontract, valued at $106 million, will be performed by Elbit…

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General Dynamics awarded $100 million for Abrams Tank production

Posted  December 29, 2014

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $99.7 million follow-on contract for the procurement and production of Saudi M1A2 Abrams tanks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This modification is part of an existing contract to upgrade the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s fleet of tanks. The Foreign Military Sales contract was awarded by the…

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