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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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B-21: Modernizing the bomber fleet

Posted  September 21, 2016

Following the Air Force secretary’s announcement that the new long-range strike bomber would be called the B-21 Raider, Gen. Robin Rand, the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, said the name brought the past and present Air Force full circle.

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AEDC Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 team takes aerodynamic testing to new speeds

Posted  September 21, 2016

Air Force photograph by A.J. Spicer Mike Smith, AEDC optical diagnostic physicist, verifies the Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy system is functioning properly prior to conducting tests in support of risk reduction for a new test capability that will increase Mach number of AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 at White Oak, Md. The Arnold Engineering Development…

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GA-ASI Predator-series aircraft exceed four million flight hours

Posted  September 21, 2016

AFA AIR, SPACE & CYBER, WASHINGTON – 20 September 2016 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Sept. 20 that its Predator®-series family of aircraft, including MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper®, and MQ-1C Gray Eagle, has achieved a historic industry milestone: four million flight hours. The milestone was crossed on August 7th, with 291,331 total missions…

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Edwards first responders show support for fallen K-9 officer

Posted  September 21, 2016

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Fire Department and 412th Security Forces Squadron joined first responders from across the state to honor a fallen K-9 officer from the California City Police Department Sept. 19., 2016.

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DOD’s technological superiority depends on out-innovating adversaries

Posted  September 21, 2016

Future Defense Department technological superiority hinges on the department's ability to out-innovate its adversaries, rethink how it sources technology and perhaps rethink its models for product delivery, the assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering said Thursday, Sept 15.

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