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MQ-4C Triton UAS completes critical milestone to expand Navy’s maritime domain awareness

Following a successful Milestone Decision Authority led review, the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system obtained positive Milestone C low-rate initial production approval.

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Lockheed Martin, Japan celebrate roll out of Japan’s first F-35A

Senior Japanese and U.S. government officials joined Lockheed Martin Sept. 23 to celebrate the roll out of the first Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A Lightning II, marking a major milestone in Japan's enhanced national defense and strengthening the future of the U.S-Japan security alliance.

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Carter describes security challenges, budget issues at Senate panel hearing

With just eight days remaining before the end of the fiscal year, Defense Secretary Ash Carter today implored the Senate Armed Services Committee to pass the fiscal year 2017 defense budget request.

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61st FS F-35 ground emergency at Mt. Home AFB

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing jat Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., experienced a ground emergency at about 12:20 p.m., EDT, Sept. 23 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.

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Airman laid to rest after being shot down in 1965

Fifty one years; 18,615 days; 446,760 hours-that is how long his family went without answers, without closure. No longer is he missing in action; now, he is home.


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Navy approves Triton UAS for production

Posted  September 23, 2016

The Department of the Navy announced the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System received milestone C approval, Sept. 22. This decision by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Honorable Frank Kendall, allows the MQ-4C Triton program to enter into Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP), the first part of the production and deployment phase….

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Ninety-nine year old vet recalls epic MacArthur battle in Pacific

Posted  September 23, 2016

It is less remembered as the invasion of Leyte in present times than the historic moment during World War II when Gen. Douglas MacArthur waded ashore in the surf of the Philippine Islands to announce “I have returned.”

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PAC-3 destroys tactical ballistic missile target

Posted  September 23, 2016

Two Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missiles successfully intercepted two tactical ballistic missile targets Sept. 21 as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test demonstrated the hit-to-kill interceptor’s unique ability to detect, track and destroy an incoming threat. “The PAC-3 Missile continues to be successful against today’s…

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Beale identifies U-2 pilot killed in crash

Posted  September 23, 2016

The deceased pilot involved in a U-2 Dragon Lady crash on Sept. 20th, 2016, has been identified as Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie. Eadie was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif. and was on a training mission with another pilot when the two-seater U-2 crashed.  The other pilot sustained non-life-threatening…

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ONR to lead team of ‘unmanned warriors’ to United Kingdom

Posted  September 23, 2016

Autonomy and unmanned systems experts from across the naval science and technology community will converge on the shores of the United Kingdom next month for the first-ever Unmanned Warrior joint exercise hosted by the British Royal Navy. The U.S. Navy contingent, led by the Office of Naval Research, will experiment with 10 technology projects to…

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