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Cope South experts exchange knowledge, techniques

The flight line here at exercise Cope South 15 is usually a flurry of activity every morning, with maintainers firing up auxiliary power units and loadmasters finalizing their cargo plan.

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Boeing announces ANA’s commitment to more jetliners

Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced Jan. 30 the airline’s intent to purchase three 787-10 Dreamliners to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet.

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Defense

Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

Navy photograph by Ens. Jessica Kellogg Defense

USS Elrod is decommissioned

Placed into commission nearly 30 years ago, the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) was decommissioned Jan. 30 during a Naval Station Norfolk ceremony, led by Cmdr. Brad Stallings, commanding officer.

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Ball Aerospace integrates two of five instruments for JPSS-1

Two of the five instruments scheduled to fly on the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System -1, have been integrated to the spacecraft bus by prime contractor Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.


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Army confirms Rapid Equipping Force as ‘enduring’

Posted  February 3, 2014

Army photograph by David Vergun Sgt. Maj. James Hash shows a Rapid Equipping Force-procured Dragon Runner, operated by Soldiers remotely in Afghanistan for reconnaissance and counter improvised explosive device operations. The venue is the Washington Auto Show, in February 2013, in the nation’s capital. The Army has affirmed the continued existence of its Rapid Equipping…

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SecAF says AF will reinvest in readiness

Posted  February 3, 2014

Readiness is the primary investment the Air Force will make through fiscal 2014 and 2015, according to the Air Force’s most senior leader. In a keynote address to more than 250 people at the Air Force Association breakfast Jan. 29 in Arlington, Va., Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said the Air Force…

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U.S., French navies conclude combined operations

Posted  February 3, 2014

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) and French Navy Task Force 473 concluded five weeks of combined carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility Feb 2.

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Benefield Anechoic Facility acquires new upgrade, patriotic look

Posted  February 3, 2014

It's no surprise to test personnel at Edwards that upon entering the Benefield Anechoic Facility, the dark-blue, cone-filled interior is a one-of-a-kind facility to the Air Force with a unique look.

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Lockheed conducts 2nd successful production qualification flight test of GMLRS Alternative Warhead

Posted  February 3, 2014

Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the second Production Qualification Test (PQT) for the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead recently at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Four rockets were fired from a M270A1 launcher and destroyed their respective targets approximately 17 kilometers away. This test follows the initial successful PQT test conducted in October…

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NASA’s next generation space telescope is coming together

Posted  February 3, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph The Near-Infrared Camera for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is seen in a cleanroom at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto, Calif., where it was designed and built. An infrared camera designed with University of Arizona and Lockheed Martin know-how, which will form the heart of NASA’s James Webb…

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Lockheed Martin files for FAA type design update

Posted  February 3, 2014

Lockheed Martin officials submitted a Program Notification Letter to the Federal Aviation Administration on Jan. 21, 2014, for a type design update for the Lockheed Martin Model L-382J airplane, a civil-certified variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules to be marketed as the LM-100J.

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Weapons Airmen bring bombs to fight

Posted  February 3, 2014

Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Sutton Senior Airman Jordan Gee, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons three man, adjusts the pins on an inert GBU-12 munition Jan. 28, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Gee is one of more than 3,200 military members currently participating in the combat exercise Red Flag 14-1. By providing…

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Red Flag returns to skies over Nevada

Posted  February 3, 2014

The latest iteration of the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise kicked off Jan. 27 as both allied and U.S aircraft took to the skies to do simulated battle over the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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General Dynamics awarded $73 million for Abrams tank production

Posted  February 3, 2014

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $72.7 million under an existing contract to upgrade 12 M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) V2 configuration. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. The most technologically advanced digital tank, the M1A2 SEP V2…

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