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Mattis Urges Congressional Support for Additional $30 billion for defense

The $30 billion in requested additional defense funding for fiscal year 2017 would be used to strengthen the military and protect the nation against emerging global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Capitol Hill March 22.

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First Light: Lockheed Martin-built SBIRS satellite successfully transmitting images

From its final orbit location 22,000 miles above the equator, the third Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite recently sent its first images back down to Earth, a milestone known as "first light."  

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Navy modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

After more than a decade in service, the Navy recently delivered an upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System to the fleet.

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So others may dream

At what point in time did you realize your calling in life? Can you pinpoint a specific moment when you decided the goal you would dedicate yourself to?

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Aircraft protection will be priority if sequestration continues, says G-8

If sequestration continues in fiscal year 2018, active protection systems for Army aircraft will remain a top priority, said the Army's chief resource officer.


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Air Force revamping rescue exercise staged from Arizona base

Posted  March 15, 2017

The Air Force is doing a reset on a large training exercise during which helicopter crews and other personnel use parts of Arizona and neighboring states to practice rescues and extractions of downed aviators and other service members.

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Successful Brimstone weapon integration flight trials continue for Typhoon

Posted  March 15, 2017

A further series of flight trials of Eurofighter Typhoon with the low-collateral, high precision MBDA Brimstone air-to-surface weapon have been successfully completed at BAE Systems’ site in Warton, Lancashire, England. The trials are part of ongoing development work on the Phase 3 Enhancement (P3E) package for Typhoon, which will also deliver further sensor and mission…

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Salutes & Awards

Female pilot follows in mother’s boot steps

Posted  March 15, 2017

With childlike wonder she watched as her mother pulled on a pair of combat boots. She witnessed her mother forge forward, knocking down walls that once stood to stall female progression. In the wake of that advancement, there was a maneuverable route the young girl could use to reach her own future goals.

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Ogden ALC completes F-35 milestone

Posted  March 15, 2017

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd Air Force F-35 test pilot, Lt. Col. Kevin “Sonar” Hall, departs Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on a functional check flight March 9 in a Navy F-35C Lightning II. The Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Ogden, Utah, accomplished another “first” in support of the F-35 Lightning II program….

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Raytheon developing cross domain communication and engagement network for U.S. Navy

Posted  March 15, 2017

The U.S. Office of Naval Research recently awarded Raytheon an $11.8 million contract to develop networking technologies enabling greater sensor interconnectivity and enhancing integrated fires capabilities for Naval operations. Communications and Interoperability for Integrated Fires, or CIIF, will advance situational awareness for force-wide integrated air and missile defense. New and existing ships, planes, UAVs and…

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