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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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Paralyzed vet goes from wheelchair to mountain bike

Posted  September 23, 2016

Despite being partially paralyzed after a mortar hit his team during a road-clearing mission in Iraq, Carlos Labarca helped his badly injured captain move out of the kill zone. The Army staff sergeant had to be forced by his base commander to board the helicopter home. He didn't want to leave his troops behind.

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Headlines – September 21, 2016

Posted  September 21, 2016

News One of two U-2 pilots dead in California crash – One pilot is dead and a second injured after a U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane crashed Sept. 20 in California, the Air Force announced. The plane was from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base in California.   Bogdan: F-35 coolant line…

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News Briefs – September 21, 2016

Posted  September 21, 2016

Blaze at California Air Force base grows to 16 square miles Crews are working to surround a wildfire at a central California Air Force base that forced the postponement of a weekend satellite launch. KSBY-TV reports Sept. 20 that the blaze at Vandenberg Air Force Base expanded to the south as it grew to more…

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Carlisle: F-35A is fusion warfare key component

Posted  September 21, 2016

During a panel session at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20, F-35A Lightning II senior leadership discussed the future of the multi-role aircraft.

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Northrop Grumman delivers First AQS-24B mine hunting sonar upgrades to U.S. Navy

Posted  September 21, 2016

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman has delivered the first of three lots of mine hunting sonar upgrade kits to the U.S. Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division in Florida. Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered the first of three lots of mine hunting sonar upgrade kits to the U.S. Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center,…

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