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Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt Named Air Force C3I & Networks PEO

Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt, program executive officer for fighters and bombers at the U.S. Air Force, has been assigned to a new role as the service branch’s PEO for command, control, communications, intelligence and networks, the Defense Department announced Monday. Schmidt has led efforts to develop, field, modernize, produce and sustain …

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Rear Adm. Tom Druggan Assigned to MDA as Aegis BMD Program Director

U.S. Navy Rear. Adm. Tom Druggan, commander of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, has been appointed director of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System program at the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Department said Monday. Druggan has supervised more than 17,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support personnel across eight NSWC divisions …

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Reuters: US Provides Black Hawk Helicopters to Jordan Armed Forces

The U.S. has supplied Sikorsky-built Black Hawk helicopters to Jordan in support of efforts to reinforce border defenses and conduct cross-border operations against Islamic State militant group forces, Reuters reported Monday. The report noted the military aid to Jordan aims to help boost the country’s military capacities in support of a …

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Report: Pentagon’s DOT&E Reviews Army Helicopter Countermeasures Tech

The Defense Department‘s Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation has evaluated the performance of a directional infrared countermeasures technology installed on U.S. Army helicopters, The Drive reported Thursday. DOT&E found that the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure technology, built by Northrop Grumman, did not perform well in “theater” operations due to …

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