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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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News Briefs – October 21, 2016

Posted  October 21, 2016

U.S. general says Apache helicopters on attack in Iraq Islamic State fighters are likely to put up a stiff defense of Mosul but eventually lose their grip and morph into an insurgency, a U.S. Army general said Oct. 19. Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of U.S. and coalition land forces in Iraq, said this transition…

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Now it can be told -– The 10percent rule -– about the F-117 ‘stealth fighter’

Posted  October 21, 2016

A group gathered recently to be honored for their once-secret work weren’t the “Men In Black” with cool shades who do battle with interplanetary extraterrestrial threats. They were the men in cool shades in the black planes who dealt with the Cold War existential threat.

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Future USS Rafael Perlata completes Alpha trials

Posted  October 21, 2016

Navy photograph The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) sets sail for the first time to conduct initial at-sea builder’s trials off the coast of Maine. Future guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed Alpha trials Oct. 18 after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine. The trials were conducted by…

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AEDC supported testing of the motor for the Orbital ATK Antares rocket set to launch tonight

Posted  October 21, 2016

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend An Alliant Techsystems, Inc.’s (ATK) CASTOR® 30XL developmental rocket motor recently underwent testing in AEDC’s J-6 Large Rocket Motor Testing Facility. Test Engineers at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., assisted in the testing and development of the Orbital ATK CASTOR® 30XL rocket motor…

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Deployment

Posted  October 21, 2016

Navy photograph by Seaman Joshua Murray Seaman Eddy Ramirez, from Palmdale, Calif., brings a refueling hose onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ramirez serves aboard Ike as an aviation boatswain’s mate, operating fuel transfer systems. Ike and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of…

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