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DOD aims to save $1.9 billion through HQ restructuring

The Defense Department is restructuring its headquarters staffs as it looks to save $1.9 billion in a 25 percent reduction of costs.

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‘Ghost Brigade’ soldiers prepare for future conflicts

Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world.

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Standard Missile-3 flight test validates engineering upgrade

Raytheon and the Missile Defense Agency completed a successful flight test of an improved Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB third stage rocket motor.

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Eglin units save big with F-35 innovations

Since the introduction of the F-35A Lightning II, airmen at Eglin Air Force Base’s (Fla.) 33rd Fighter Wing have saved the Air Force close to $84,000 and more than 720 hours of shipping delays by locally manufacturing parts and tools.

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Barksdale unit first to train with latest B-52 upgrade

In a world of military budget constraints and tough acquisition choices, boosting the efficiency of current assets is a no-brainer.


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Airbus Defence, Space enters solar cell production contract with MicroLink Devices

Posted  May 18, 2016

MicroLink Devices announced that Airbus Defence and Space has issued a production contract for MicroLink’s epitaxial liftoff-based multijunction solar sheets for use on the new Zephyr S platform. The Zephyr platform is a new class of unmanned air vehicle that operates as a high altitude pseudo-satellite enabling affordable, persistent, local satellite-like services. The aircraft runs exclusively…

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Flying with DRAGON improves capabilities

Posted  May 18, 2016

A recent successful test flight of an upgraded Flight Management System Suite for the E-3 Sentry (AWACS) provides the war fighter with enhanced battle management capabilities.

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NASA awards thermal infrared sensor-2 instrument cryocooler contract

Posted  May 18, 2016

NASA has awarded a sole source contract to Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation of Boulder, Colo., for the Thermal Infrared Sensor-2 (TIRS-2) instrument Cryocooler for Landsat 9. This a cost-plus fixed-fee contract in the amount of $18,249,103 million with a deliverable date of February 3, 2018. This action definitizes a letter contract that was issued…

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Defense

Carter highlights budget priorities, warns of Defense Bill veto recommendation

Posted  May 18, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter highlighted his budget priorities May 17 while warning he would recommend a veto of the National Defense Authorization Act if it contains a "raid on war funding" that puts national security at risk.

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Boeing retains U.S. Air Force executive aircraft maintenance role

Posted  May 18, 2016

Boeing will continue maintaining and supporting the U.S. Air Force’s C-32A and C-40BC executive aircraft through a new seven-year, $319 million contract awarded in March. The Air Force uses the C-32A and C-40BC, which are based on the Boeing 757 and 737 passenger planes, to transport the vice president, cabinet members and military commanders among…

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