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Stratcom: Integrating space with other warfare domains key to deterrence

Deterring and waging war successfully depends on integrating all domains of warfare, including the space domain, the deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command said during a space security conference in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.

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Small quadcopter test is first on active Air Force taxiway

An unusual aircraft went through its motions on the Edwards Air Force Base flightline March 16 when a small quadcopter equipped with a camera took to the sky to perform a visual inspection of a B-52 Stratofortress.

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AFTC commander visits new F-22 facilities

Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, dropped by the 411th Flight Test Squadron March 16, 2017, as part of his monthly visits with different units on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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U.S. Air Force trains alongside Japanese. South Korean counterparts

An Air Force B-1B Lancer conducted a bilateral mission in the vicinity of Japan yesterday with Japan Air Self Defense Force F-15J Eagles, followed by a bilateral mission with South Korean Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons carried out in South Korean airspace.

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Army hoping $200 million in bonuses will attract more recruits

Army Recruiting Command's mission is seeing the "largest within-year mission increase ever," said Brig. Gen. Donna W. Martin, USAREC's deputy commander.


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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  March 24, 2017

Air Force Engineering Research and Consulting Inc., Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a $99,000,000 firm-fixed-price level of effort, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Seek Eagle modeling, analysis, and tools support. Contractor will provide skills and expertise to provide modeling and simulation, engineering and analysis, product development support, project management, and administrative functions.  Work will be performed at…

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Headlines – March 22, 2017

Posted  March 22, 2017

News Taiwan announces plan to build own submarines – Taiwan will build its own submarines to get around Beijing’s efforts to prevent it from purchasing such craft from overseas and ensure an adequate defense against Chinese threats, President Tsai Ing-wen said March 21.   Xi Jinping urges two-state Palestinian solution in talks with Israeli PM…

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News Briefs – March 22, 2017

Posted  March 22, 2017

Israeli drone crashes in Syria, circumstances unclear The Israeli military has confirmed that a drone crashed in Syria earlier this week in unclear circumstances. In a statement, the military said the “Skylark” went down March 19 and that the incident was being investigated. The March 20 statement said there is “no risk of a breach…

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Defense

Mattis Urges Congressional Support for Additional $30 billion for defense

Posted  March 22, 2017

The $30 billion in requested additional defense funding for fiscal year 2017 would be used to strengthen the military and protect the nation against emerging global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Capitol Hill March 22.

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Space

First Light: Lockheed Martin-built SBIRS satellite successfully transmitting images

Posted  March 22, 2017

From its final orbit location 22,000 miles above the equator, the third Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite recently sent its first images back down to Earth, a milestone known as "first light."  

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