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Air Force awards GPS III launch services contract

The Air Force announced April 27 the award of the first competitively sourced National Security Space launch services contract in more than a decade.

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AH-64D Apaches arrive on Oahu

The Soldiers of 2-6th Cavalry Squadron, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, received their AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters this week from National Guard units across the country.

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NASA astronauts prepare for flight on commercial spacecraft

Five years after the last NASA astronauts flew from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station, a new group is preparing for a trip, this time on a private spacecraft.

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Demonstration showcases AIM-9X joint-service venture

Integration of the joint Navy and Air Force AIM-9X Sidewinder Air Intercept Missile with the Army’s Multi-Mission Launcher hit the mark as the teams completed a successful live-fire engineering demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 28-April 1.

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Boeing KC-46 program’s second 767-2C aircraft completes first flight

With a successful April 25 first flight, Boeing has added the fourth and final flight test aircraft to the KC-46 Pegasus fleet, a 767-2C.


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Pentagon spokesman: Up to 250 more U.S. forces to deploy to Syria

Posted  April 27, 2016

Up to 250 additional U.S. personnel are being deployed to Syria to support local forces on the ground and build on successes of U.S. forces already deployed there in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Pentagon’s press secretary said April 25. The additional personnel include special operations forces and…

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BAE Systems awarded $109 million to convert M88 recovery vehicles for U.S. Army

Posted  April 27, 2016

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract modification worth $109.7 million to convert 36 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation Systems (HERCULES) configuration. The conversions allow the M88A2s to recover the Army’s heaviest vehicles, such as tanks, without the assistance of another vehicle. “The HERCULES is…

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A Washington ritual: Pentagon, Congress at odds over bases

Posted  April 27, 2016

The Pentagon thinks it has a winning argument for why Congress should allow a new round of military base closings. The case goes like this: The Army and Air Force have vastly more space for training and basing troops than they need, and trimming the surplus would save money better used to strengthen the military….

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Sikorsky King Stallion lifts first external load

Posted  April 27, 2016

Lockheed Martin announced April 26 the CH-53K helicopter has achieved its first external lift flight by successfully carrying a 12,000 pound external load. “Achieving our first external lift signifies another milestone for the CH-53K program,” said Mike Torok, Sikorsky’s Vice President of CH-53K Programs. “Our flight envelope expansion efforts remain on track, and we continue…

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Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

Posted  April 27, 2016

Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18.

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