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Army flies ‘hoverbike’ prototype

The Army Research Laboratory and industry partners demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular-shaped quadcopter during a visit from Department of Defense officials Jan. 10.

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AUDS counter-drone system first to achieve TRL-9 status

The AUDS counter-UAS defense system -- field proven to detect, track and defeat malicious and errant unmanned aircraft systems or drones -- is the first fully integrated system worldwide to achieve TRL-9 status.

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NATO aims to transform military capacity, official says

Throughout its history, NATO has always changed and adapted to new threats, new doctrines and new realities, the commander of the alliance’s Allied Command Transformation told reporters in Brussels Jan. 17.

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New year, new Sentry – DRAGON

The first E-3 Sentry aircraft with the glass flight deck modification known as DRAGON (Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation) arrived at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Jan. 9.

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Blackjack soars over Southern Maryland

The RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flew for the first time from Patuxent River Naval Air Station Webster Outlying Field, Md., in December.


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Northrop Grumman appoints Tim Paynter VP of Strategic Communications; Randy Belote to retire

Posted  January 6, 2017

Northrop Grumman announced today that Tim Paynter has been appointed vice president of strategic communications, effective Jan.21, 2017. Paynter succeeds Randy Belote, who has announced his intention to retire. Paynter will report to Lisa Davis, corporate vice president of communications. Paynter will have responsibility for ensuring appropriate media coverage of the corporation and will serve…

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US-led coalition airstrikes eliminate key ISIL leaders in Syria, Iraq

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have recently killed several prominent leaders of that organization, Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, said during a news briefing Jan. 4, 2017. Speaking to Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Baghdad, Dorrian…

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Safety emphasized for 2017 as Edwards gets ‘back in the saddle’

Posted  January 6, 2017

Air Force photograph by J.M. Eddins Jr. Maintainers from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron prepare an F-35A from Edwards Air Force Base during a deployment to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, in February 2016. Everything from aircraft in-flight emergencies to personnel suffering sports injuries were examined at the base theater during the 412th…

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Flying with one eye

Posted  January 6, 2017

From the time I was 10 or 11 years old, I have been crazy about flying and airplanes. I read and studied everything I could about flying and aviation.

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Students take on heartwarming project

Posted  January 6, 2017

Courtesy photograph Ms. Kelly’s fifth-grade class from Branch Elementary put the finishing touches on handmade fleece scarves. The students made approximately 150 scarves and, along with donated gloves, gave them to the local homeless shelter. A group of Branch Elementary School students at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., got into the holiday spirit recently by…

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