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U.S., NATO wrap up Saber Strike 17

Saber Strike 17, a month-long exercise including 11,000 U.S. and NATO military members from 20 countries, wraps up June 24, 2017. The exercise took place in various regions in the Baltics and Poland beginning May 28.

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NASA completes milestone toward quieter supersonic X-plane

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design.

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F-22 Quick reaction test, modernization efforts lead to national recognition

When the 411th Flight Test Squadron’s F-22 Modernization Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was tasked with a short-notice, quick-turn test, the members never imagined it would help garner them national recognition.

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NASA Wallops successful launch rocks with student experiments

A NASA suborbital sounding rocket carrying multiple student experiments was successfully launched at 5:30 a.m., EDT, June 22, from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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ATACMS ready to test-fire at White Sands Missile Range

Field Artillery Soldiers will soon be ready to test-fire the modernized Army Tactical Missile System at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment will undergo intensive training here on the latest versions of software before operational testing.


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Newest SM-6 interceptor aces final land-based test, moves to at-sea testing

Posted  June 21, 2017

During its final land-based test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Raytheon’s advanced Standard Missile-6 Block IA engaged and destroyed a subsonic target from the USS Desert Ship, a test site in southern New Mexico. The SM-6 Block IA will now enter the at-sea testing phase, bringing it closer to low-rate initial production later this…

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Luke AFB to resume F-35 flights after hypoxia investigation

Posted  June 21, 2017

Luke Air Force Base in Airzona will resume flights of F-35 fighter jets Wednesday after experts and engineers investigated a series of events in which pilots reported symptoms of oxygen deprivation, base officials said June 19.

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Lockheed Martin receives contract for Sniper ATP, LANTIRN sustainment

Posted  June 21, 2017

Lockheed Martin has received an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Foreign Military Sales contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide sustainment support for Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) and LANTIRN Navigation Pods. Under the ID/IQ contract, FMS customers will place orders for repairs and returns, on-call technical support, depot activities and other sustainment efforts. Work…

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Newest Soldiers bring years of experience to Army

Posted  June 21, 2017

Army photograph by Stephen Standifird Pfc. Michael Williams, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, low crawls under a barbed-wire obstacle at the confidence course as part of a six-week Basic Combat Training cycle for prior-service Soldiers. Williams, who served in the U.S. Navy from 2008 to 2014, is one of 32 prior-service Soldiers conducting…

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Lockheed Martin announces C-130J-SOF Super Hercules dedicated to supporting international specops forces

Posted  June 21, 2017

At the Paris Air Show June 20, Lockheed Martin officials introduced the C-130J-SOF, the newest Super Hercules aircraft configured for international military special operations requirements. The C-130J-SOF is the 10th production variant of the Super Hercules. This multi-mission aircraft is specifically intended to meet the unique demands associated with executing operations of strategic importance in…

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