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For the First Time Ever: US Navy Drone Refueled Mid-Flight

For the First Time Ever: US Navy Drone Refueled Mid-Flight

The X-47B test UAV has completed the first-ever autonomous aerial refueling. Developed by Northrop Grumman, the drone received over 4,000 pounds of fuel from a tanker jet just off the coast of Virginia. “What we accomplished today demonstrates a significant, […]


Air Force, Army, coalition partners showcase strategic airlift capabilities

Air Force, Army, coalition partners showcase strategic airlift capabilities

Members of the 317th Airlift Group from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew to Pope Army Airfield April 7, to participate in Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01. The exercise takes place multiple times each year to certify the Air […]


United States Welcomes Polish Missile Defense Tender

Patriot Air Defense Missiles

The United States welcomes today’s announcement from the Polish Ministry of Defense that Raytheon’s PATRIOT system has been awarded the “Vistula” integrated air and missile defense tender. Poland is a stalwart NATO ally, and its defense modernization program and strong […]


France, Russia negotiating solution to frozen warship deal

France, Russia negotiating solution to frozen warship deal

French President Francois Hollande said Sunday that negotiations with Moscow were under way to find a solution to a dispute over the sale of two Mistral warships, frozen over the Ukraine crisis. “We are busy negotiating a solution to the […]


China Shocks US With Unbelievable Progress of Airstrip in South China Sea

China Shocks US With Unbelievable Progress of Airstrip in South China Sea

New satellite imagery shows the extent of China’s construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea. Fiery Cross Reef could soon serve as a military-grade runway in the middle of the ocean. And despite its own military presence in […]


Triton UAS Conducts First Flight with Search Radar

Triton UAS Conducts First Flight with Search Radar

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER: The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS equipped with a new search radar completed its inaugural flight April 18 over Patuxent River air space. The radar, known as the Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS), is expected to […]


Afghan Security Forces Can’t Track, Maintain 95,000 US-supplied Vehicles

Afghan Security Forces Can’t Track, Maintain 95,000 US-supplied Vehicles

CSTC–A, Ministries of Defense (MoD), and Ministries of Interior (MoI) did not have controls in place to effectively manage accountability of the approximately 95,000 vehicles procured by DoD for Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) since 2005. In addition, MoD and […]


Indian Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Launched

Indian Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Launched

India Navy’s new stealth destroyer, Visakhapatnam, designed indigenously and fitted with advanced features, was launched here on Monday, boosting the maritime force’s firepower capability. The Kolkata-class warship, the first of P15-B stealth destroyers, was launched by Minu Dhowan, wife of […]


US Navy Names 19th Littoral Combat Ship

US Navy Names 19th Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 17 that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis. The future USS St. Louis, designated LCS 19, will be the seventh ship to bear the name. […]


 
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