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Lockheed Martin completes 300th electro-optical targeting system for F-35

Lockheed Martin recently completed its 300th Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. 

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SECAF outlines Air Force priorities during speech

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discussed the state of the Air Force during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.

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Goldfein delivers Air Force update

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein provided an update to his three focus areas during his remarks at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017.

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Army to prioritize top equipment programs in service-wide review

Over the next several months, some 820 equipment programs -- including combat vehicles, aircraft, and even gear worn or carried by Soldiers -- are expected to be rank ordered by their importance to the Army's war fighting mission, as a way to determine if the Army is spending its limited resources in the best ways possible.

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Upgraded laser outguns threat in half the time

A Lockheed Martin prototype laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats.

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Satellite communications ball promises more bandwidth, greater portability

Posted  February 6, 2017

While it may resemble a giant beach ball, the inflatable ground antenna transmit and receive (GATR) ball is actually the Army's latest piece of satellite communications equipment. The technology is so new that the 369th Sustainment Brigade's GATR ball has a serial number in the single digits.

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Navy photograph by PO3 Daniel Meshel

Navy decommissions ‘The Big E’

Posted  February 6, 2017

The aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), was decommissioned during a ceremony held in the ship's hangar bay, Feb. 3.

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Headlines – February 3, 2017

Posted  February 3, 2017

News Lawmakers want the hiring freeze thawed for defense-acquisition workers – Nineteen House Republicans are calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to exempt the Defense Department’s acquisitions personnel from the federal hiring freeze he ordered a week ago.     Business Northrop Grumman drops out of T-X trainer competition – Northrop Grumman has pulled out…

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News Briefs – February 3, 2017

Posted  February 3, 2017

Air Force base: 1 killed, 1 injured in New Mexico training A civilian contractor was killed and an Air Force service member injured in a training accident on a military range in southern New Mexico, Holloman Air Force Base officials said Feb 1. The Jan. 31 accident involved members of a ground-control party struck as…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  February 3, 2017

The young man looking in the bombsite of his B-24 was focused on his job as his plane was being battered about by enemy fire.

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