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Cyber, space, Middle East join nuclear triad topics at deterrence meeting

The nuclear triad still is seen as a critical deterrent against aggression by U.S. adversaries, but all speakers during a U.S. Strategic Command meeting panel July 27 also discussed the need for deterrence in the cyber and space domains, and the Middle East.

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AFMC commander tours Edwards AFB to assess test center metrics

Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, arrived at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 20, 2016, to conduct the latest in a series of fact-finding visits to various centers under the AFMC umbrella.

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F-35A program has come a long way thanks to Hill airmen

Airmen of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, have been hard at work preparing the aircraft for combat readiness since receiving the first operational F-35A Lightning IIs in September 2015.

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Lockheed Martin supports installation of long-range sensor for NATO mission

Lockheed Martin recently supported a request from the U.S. Navy to rapidly outfit a Gyrocam® first-generation Vehicle Optical Sensor System (VOSS I) on USNS Grapple, a rescue and salvage ship supporting NATO security missions in the Aegean Sea.

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F-15 unit tests new game-changing processor

The Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., completed an historic test mission July 8 on an aircraft system that will enhance the life and lethality of the F-15.


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News Briefs – July 27, 2016

Posted  July 27, 2016

Stepping in for weak ASEAN, Japan, Australia, U.S. chide China The United States, Japan and Australia have urged China not to construct military outposts and reclaim land in the disputed South China Sea, in a strong show of support for Southeast Asian nations that have territorial disputes with Beijing in the resource-rich area. A joint…

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Carter opens second DOD innovation hub in Boston

Posted  July 27, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter July 26 rolled out the department’s second innovation hub, a new office in Boston that joins the technology outpost that he opened last year in Silicon Valley, Calif.

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Autonomous Global Hawk surpasses 200,000 flight hours

Posted  July 27, 2016

Northrop Grumman's autonomous Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system surpassed 200,000 flight hours, reinforcing its status as the most effective high altitude, long endurance intelligence gathering aircraft in the world.

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NASA’s next planet hunter will look closer to home

Posted  July 27, 2016

As the search for life on distant planets heats up, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is bringing this hunt closer to home.

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Lockheed Martin’s ELGTR releases for first time from U.S. Air National Guard F-16

Posted  July 27, 2016

A U.S. Air National Guard unit successfully released eight Lockheed Martin Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds during recent flight evaluations at the Barry M. Goldwater Ranges near Gila Bend, Ariz. These flight evaluations marked the first time an ANG unit has flown the training round and completes the evaluation of ELGTR on their F-16C/D Block…

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