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U.S., UK to maintain close ties, counter-ISIL efforts continue

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told his United Kingdom counterpart State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon in a phone call June 24 that the two nations will always enjoy a special relationship reflected in close defense ties -- a bedrock of U.S. security and foreign policy, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters here today.

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Passed the test: Q-53 radar demonstrates counter-UAS capability

The Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar recently demonstrated its ability to identify and track unmanned aerial systems and pass that information to a command and control node, a key capability as the battlespace rapidly becomes more crowded with emerging air threats.

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U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels resume schedule

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to its 2016 demonstration schedule July 2-4 in Traverse City, Mich., Commander, Naval Air Forces announced.

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F-35A nearly combat ready

The first deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year.

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Quality assurance strengthens foreign military efforts

When an international customer purchases something from the U.S. government, quality assurance plays an important role in ensuring the equipment or service provided meets the same standards required for the American war fighter.


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Harris emphasizes impact of flight test engineers at 46th Society of Flight Test Engineers Symposium

Posted  September 25, 2015

LANCASTER, Calif.  — Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, served as a keynote speaker Sept. 16 for the 46th Annual Society of Flight Test Engineers Symposium, a four-day gathering that ran from Sept. 14 through 17. The Society of Flight Test Engineers is a collaboration of aerospace and flight test professionals that share new technologies,…

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Research vessel Neil Armstrong delivered

Posted  September 25, 2015

ANACORTES, Wash. (NNS) — The Auxiliary General Purpose Oceanographic Research Vessel (AGOR), R/V Neil Armstrong, AGOR 27, delivered to the U.S. Navy, Sept. 23. R/V Neil Armstrong will carry on the legacy of the naval aviator and astronaut who stated, “Research is creating new knowledge.” AGOR 27 is a well-equipped modern oceanographic research platform capable…

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NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars

Posted  September 25, 2015

New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They…

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Global Hawk maintainers deliver ISR capability to warfighters

Posted  September 25, 2015

SOUTHWEST ASIA — If you walked inside this massive hangar, your eyes would be drawn to the giant U.S. Flag displayed in the background. But beneath Old Glory, there is much else to focus on. A team of crew chiefs, avionics and ground communication specialists quietly work on a modern day weapon system. Their hard…

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Raytheon awards 40 scholarships to FIRST® Robotics competitors from 18 states

Posted  September 30, 2015

Raytheon will award $1,000 individual scholarships to 40 high school seniors or full-time college students who participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition or were a member of a FIRST Tech Challenge team. The scholarship recipients hail from Alabama, California, Texas and 15 other states. The 2015 Raytheon-FIRST® Robotics Scholarship program is aimed at FIRST (For…

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