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Second phase of Multi-Domain Task Force pilot headed to Europe

After recent testing of multi-domain operations in the Pacific, the Army now plans to expand its future warfighting concept to Europe this coming fiscal year. As part of the second phase of the Multi-Domain Task Force pilot program, a new specialized unit with the 41st Field Artillery Brigade as its foundation will experiment with capabilities in Europe.

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F-35 ITF conducts first shipborne rolling vertical landing on HMS Queen Elizabeth

The first ever Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing was carried out Oct. 13, 2018, with an F-35B conducting trials onboard the new British aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Aerotech News Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA – October 5, 2018 Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! Our special editorial focus this month is “NASA: 60 Years and Counting” – we hope you enjoy this special look at…


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Secretary of the Navy names newest Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship

Posted  October 10, 2018

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced Oct. 9 that the next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32). The future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) is named in honor of Santa Barbara, Calif., and is the third ship to bear the name. “I am pleased to name the…

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Business

Lockheed Martin delivers 300th THAAD interceptor

Posted  October 10, 2018

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 300th interceptor for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, the only system in the world designed to intercept threats both inside and outside the atmosphere. The production maturity milestone comes as demand for the company’s hit-to-kill missile defense system and interceptors continues to grow. “The Missile Defense Agency, industry…

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Secretary of the Navy names newest Freedom Variant Littoral Combat Ship

Posted  October 10, 2018

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced Oct. 9 that the next Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Beloit (LCS 29). The future USS Beloit (LCS 29) is named in honor of Beloit, Wisc., and is the first ship to bear the name. “The city and citizens of Beloit have been a…

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Raytheon, U.S. Army upgrade Excalibur projectile

Posted  October 10, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon and the U.S. Army completed development of a revolutionary capability for cannon artillery by upgrading the combat-proven Excalibur® precision-guided projectile. The Excalibur Shaped Trajectory, or EST, variant will enable soldiers to eliminate targets in hard-to-reach locations by selecting the projectile’s terminal or final phase attack angle. With the Excalibur EST munition, soldiers can…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: The pilot who killed King Kong

Posted  October 10, 2018

There was only one man who took part in the hunt for Pancho Villa, the Doolittle Raid, the Flying Tigers, the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri and even stopping King Kong’s rampage in New York City. He was one of the Air Force’s most innovative, exceptional, and adventurous leaders. That man was Brig. Gen….

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