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NASA deploys its unique ER-2 plane to Hunter Army Airfield

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, commonly known as NASA, has deployed its unique ER-2 weather research plane to Hunter Army Airfield, located in Savannah, Georgia. An unusual plane is calling Hunter Army Airfield home for the next few months, according to Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office. On Jan. 15, NASA landed its ER-2 weather […]

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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Aviators completed carrier qualifications aboard USS America

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The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command has announced that Aviators assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), completed carrier qualifications aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Jan. 21. America regularly conducts flight operations with VMM-265(REIN) to maintain readiness and integration with the forward deployed naval forces of the […]

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U.S. Army reaches limitations of its current technology

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The U.S. Army must engage in “transformational change” — not incremental improvements — to achieve overmatch, deter great-power competition, and win the future fight, the Army’s top officer said Tuesday. “‘People first, winning matters,’ is more than just a slogan,” said Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville, according to the Army News Service. “People […]

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U.S. Army test new battlefield smoke generating system

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U.S. Army engineers recently finished testing a new battlefield smoke-producing system mounted to a Stryker Combat Vehicle, according to a recent service news release. As many as four of the XM75 smoke-screen producing modules were mounted to a Stryker Combat Vehicle that was driven across punishing terrain over the course of weeks of endurance testing […]

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U.S. engineers developed new armored turret for anti-tank missile gunners

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The U.S. Army has announced that its engineers at Picatinny Arsenal working with colleagues from the Marine Corps to develop new armored turret to provide greater survivability to TOW missile gunners without heaping extra weight on vehicles. The venerable TOW missile takes its name from Tubed-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided. A spool of wire, thousands of meters […]

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U.S. GSA awards $954M intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance contract to Huntington Ingalls

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The U.S. General Services Administration and America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on Thursday an agreement worth about $954 million to provide Persistent Multi-Role Operations (PMRO) support to the U.S. Air Force-Europe (USAFE) by the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM). This task order will provide Contractor Owned-Contractor Operated (COCO) manned […]

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General Dynamics releases video of Bluefin-9 underwater drone sea trials with the Royal Navy

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U.S. aerospace and defense company General Dynamics Corp has released a video of Bluefin-9 underwater drone sea trials with the Royal Navy. Video posted to Youtube by General Dynamics appeared to show the Royal Navy’s Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS) Trials Development Unit demonstrates the General Dynamics Bluefin-9 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). The MAS Trial […]

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U.S. Air Force shows off ten A-10 Warthogs in massive ‘elephant walk’ exercise

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The U.S Air Force on Jan. 21 conducted a massive elephant walk at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, launching ten A-10 Thunderbolt II, or the more affectionate A-10 Warthogs, in a row. “A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter aircraft flown here by pilots of the 107th Fighter Squadron, perform an, “Elephant Walk,” on the runway as they […]

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USS Montgomery uses unique unmanned aerial vehicle during live-fire exercise

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The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) has used the unique unmanned aerial vehicle, called the MQ-8B Fire Scout, during a live-fire exercise, Jan. 12, 2020. Montgomery is on a rotational deployment to USINDOPACOM, conducting operations, exercises and port visits throughout the region and working hull-to-hull with allied and partner navies to provide […]

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United States’ lone heavy icebreaker enters Antarctic ice

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The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, entered the fast ice Jan. 1 approximately 20 miles north of McMurdo Station, Antarctica, which marks the official start of the ship’s icebreaking mission, known as Operation Deep Freeze. Fast ice is the thick ice attached to the shore of Antarctica. The Polar […]

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