Tag Archives: U.S. Strategic Command

USAF Demonstrates B-1B Aircraft’s Expanded Weapons Carriage

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A B-1B Lancer aircraft carried a joint air-to-surface standoff missile with an external pylon at Edwards Air Force Base to demonstrate expanded carriage. The aircraft demonstrated performance that may serve as stepping stones to carrying hypersonic weapons in the future. The flight demonstration followed multiple ground tests including one that featured a modified internal bomb bay.

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USAF Conducts Sustainability Test With Minuteman III Missile

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Air Force Global Strike Command tested a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile's flight and reentry to verify the weapon's reliability. The unarmed missile, also known as Flight Test Unit 2, flew with a reentry vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to the Marshall Islands during the developmental test, U.S. Strategic Command said Wednesday.

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Adm. Charles Richard Now Commander of USSTRATCOM

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Adm. Charles Richard of the U.S. Navy has assumed leadership of U.S. Strategic Command at a ceremony that took place Monday. Richard, USSTRATCOM's former deputy commander, succeeds Gen. John Hyten, who will go on to serve as Joint Chiefs of Staff's vice chairman, the command said Monday.

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Stratcom, State University Form Space Data Sharing Partnership

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The U.S. Strategic Command and California Polytechnic State University have agreed to exchange situational awareness data in the space domain. Stratcom said Thursday it expanded the organization's SSA program to the academic sector by partnering with Cal Poly in the data-sharing initiative.

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Nuclear Command Center Reaches Initial Operability

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The Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Enterprise Center received initial operability status from the U.S. Strategic Command on April 3. The facility serves to restructure decision making, situation oversight, planning, force direction and management for nuclear command functions, STRATCOM said Wednesday.

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