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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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USAF, Lockheed Martin prepare for Jan. 19 launch of next SBIRS

Posted  January 18, 2017

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin will launch the next Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite Jan. 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The launch window is between 7:46 and 8:26 p.m., EST. SBIRS GEO Flight 3 was designed and built at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, California, as the next in…

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Blackjack soars over Southern Maryland

Posted  January 18, 2017

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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Bonuses, incentives to retain Soldiers amid push for million-strong force

Posted  January 18, 2017

With the total Army tasked to expand by 28,000 troops this year, the service hopes to retain quality Soldiers with incentives, such as cash bonuses up to $10,000 for extensions, the Army's top enlisted member said Jan. 12.

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Headlines – January 13, 2017

Posted  January 13, 2017

News Trump again hints at F-35, F-18 competition – President-elect Donald Trump used the opening remarks of his first press conference of the year to reiterate a desire to drive costs down on the F-35 joint strike fighter, a move which could involve competing it against the F/A-18 Super Hornet.     Business Airbus misses…

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News Briefs – January 13, 2017

Posted  January 13, 2017

Libyan military chief visits Russian aircraft carrier A Libyan military chief has visited a Russian aircraft carrier off the coast of the troubled North African country. The Russian Defense Ministry says Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter visited the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier Jan. 11. The carrier and accompanying ships are coming home from a mission off Syria’s…

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