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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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Defense

Navy, Air Force take part in air defense exercise

Posted  June 22, 2016

Navy photograph by Lt. Cmdr. Jacob Lerner A combined formation of aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 5 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 pass in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The form formation included E-2C Hawk Eyes, F/A-18F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers from the “Golden Hawks” of Airborne…

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Keep on Rocking: Little Rock AFB receives milestone C-130J

Posted  June 22, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie The 61st Airlift Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., received a milestone Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules airlifter June 20, 2016. This is the last C-130J-30 delivery for the 61st, which operates a fleet of 14 Super Hercules airlifters. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, commander, Air Mobility…

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Space

Next SpaceX launch now no earlier than July 18

Posted  June 22, 2016

The next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission for NASA to the International Space Station now is targeted for launch no earlier than 12:45 a.m., EDT, July 18. An uncrewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, carrying crew supplies and station hardware, will lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral…

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Defense

10 Questions on the F-35A Lightning II

Posted  June 22, 2016

Air Force photograph by SrA. R. Alex Durbin A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II demonstration aircraft takes off during the AirPower over Hampton Roads Open House at Langley Air Force Base, Va., April 24. The aircraft performed alongside and F-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang as part of the Heritage Flight Program, which showcases…

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Class of 2020 Knight Military Academy Appointments Send-Off Event at AVC

Posted  June 22, 2016

Sixteen students will soon be embarking on a new journey -- a military education at some of the most prestigious colleges in the country. Out of those students, four were nominated by Congressman Steve Knight.

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