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Army Unveils Structure of New Futures Command

The U.S. Army‘s new Futures Command will take over some organizations of existing Army commands as part of its mission to unify the military branch’s modernization programs, Breaking Defense reported Monday. The Futures Command will assume leadership of the Army Materiel Command’s Research and Development Command; unspecified components of the Army Test and …

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White House Introduces National Space Strategy

President Donald Trump has unveiled a new strategy that aims to advance industry partnerships and regulatory reforms in a push to help the U.S. maintain its competitive edge in space technology and services. A White House fact sheet published Friday the National Space Strategy seeks to continue the U.S. space exploration …

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F-35C Aircraft Passes Carrier Qualifications on USS Abraham Lincoln

The U.S. Navy‘s USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has served as grounds for the F-35C Lightning II’s carrier qualification testing and completion. Pilots within strike fighter squadrons 125 and 101 flew the F-35C through 140 obstacles to qualify the aircraft for day and night use, in preparation for operational testing anticipated later in 2018, the U.S. …

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Air Force Installation & Contracting Agency Achieves $1B Cost Savings Through Alternative Business Practices

The U.S. Air Force‘s Installation and Contracting Agency has achieved approximately $1 billion in cost savings using alternative ways to procure goods and services. AFICA employed a cost savings tracker, strategic partnerships and acquisition strategies to meet goals under the Air Force Materiel Command’s strategic plan, the Air Force said Thursday. Renee Richardson, …

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Navy Completes Tests for New Mine Detection Drone System

The U.S. Navy has completed tests for a drone-based mine detection system made to deploy from littoral combat ships, Military.com reported Thursday. The Coastal Mine Reconnaissance system makes use of an MQ-8B Fire Scout drone and an AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlespace Reconnaissance and Analysis or COBRA sensor to detect mines and obstacles on surfaces and coastal …

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