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SM-3 Block IIA successfully intercepts IRBM target during operational test

The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy Sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii, successfully conducted Flight Test Integrated-03.

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Aegis combat system demonstrates success

The latest evolution of the Aegis Combat System, Baseline 9.B2.0 (BMD 5.1), further advanced engage on remote technologies following a successful U.S. Navy- and Missile Defense Agency-led on-land ballistic missile defense system test event.

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First Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite encapsulated for Dec. 18 launch

The U.S. Air Force's first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite is now encapsulated for its planned Dec. 18 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. GPS III Space Vehicle 01 (GPS III SV01) underwent pre-launch processing, fueling and encapsulation at Astrotech Space Operations, in Titusville, Fla.

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Air Force proposes to base F-35s at Tyndall AFB

Following the damage to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., caused by Hurricane Michael, the Air Force is recommending that Congress use supplemental funding for rebuilding the base to prepare to receive the F-35 Lighenting II fighter at the north Florida installation.

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Australia F-35s leave in historic launch

The Royal Australian Air Force launched two F-35A Lightning II’s Dec. 3, starting the multi-day journey to a historic arrival in Australia.


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Headlines – December 5, 2018

Posted  December 5, 2018

News Search and rescue underway for 2 Marine Corps aircraft off coast of Japan, 1 person rescued – Search and rescue operations are underway off the coast of Japan for a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 refueling tanker and an F/A-18 fighter jet involved in a mishap, according to the Marines.   U.S. reconfigures border troops…

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News Briefs – December 5, 2018

Posted  December 5, 2018

NATO chief says Bosnia set for new move on membership path Bosnia-Herzegovina is likely to take a major step this week in its ambition to join NATO, the military alliance’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, said Dec. 3. NATO foreign ministers are expected Dec. 5 to activate Bosnia’s Membership Action Plan, a reform process that prepares countries…

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Air Force selects Wright-Patterson AFB to host F-35 support organization

Posted  December 5, 2018

The Air Force selected Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as the preferred location for the F-35 Lightning II Hybrid Product Support Integrator organization which supports the entire F-35 enterprise to include joint and international partners.

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Maker Hub, AFRL ‘sprint’ to innovation

Posted  December 5, 2018

Air Force photograph by John Harrington Joe Althaus, Wright Brothers Institute Rapid Innovation Program manager, determines the power consumption of a piece of equipment as Isaac Weintraub, Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate electronics engineer, observes during a rapid innovation session at AFRL’s Maker Hub. Rapid prototyping such as this supports Secretary of the…

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Nuclear bomb kit reaches major milestone for production phase

Posted  December 5, 2018

The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center received formal approval in late October to enter the production phase for the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb’s new guided tail-kit assembly, or TKA. “This marks the completion of a highly successful development effort for the tail kit,” said Col. Dustin Ziegler, AFNWC director for air-delivered capabilities, Kirtland AFB, N.M….

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