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Black Hawk Aircrew Trainer Prototype 0.1 Unveiled at Ribbon-Cutting

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND NEWS RELEASE (May 26, 2016)

Brian Beall

A team from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, the Program Executive Office for Aviation, and local industry unveiled the first prototype of the Black Hawk Aircrew Trainer at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, here May 24, 2016.

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CODE Takes Next Steps Toward More Sophisticated, Resilient, and Collaborative Unmanned Air Systems

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY OUTREACH (JUNE 3, 2016)

DARPA’s Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) program seeks to help the U.S. military’s unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) conduct dynamic, long-distance engagements of highly mobile ground and maritime targets in denied or contested electromagnetic airspace, all while reducing required communication bandwidth and cognitive burden on human supervisors. In an important step toward that goal, DARPA recently awarded Phase 2 system integration contracts for CODE to Lockheed Martin Corporation (Orlando, Fla.) and the Raytheon Company (Tucson, Ariz.). Further, the following six companies—all of which had Phase 1 contracts with DARPA to develop supporting technologies for CODE—will collaborate in various ways with the two prime contractors:

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Cassel Named Next Distribution Current Operations Director

Department Realigns Counter Improvised Threat Capabilities

Carter Tours Defense-Budget Innovation Programs of China Lake

F-35 Program Moving Forward, Addressing Challenges

DoD Officials Discuss Regional Deterrence, Nuke Modernization

Budget Request Trims Modernization; Procurement Funds Buy Capability

FLA Program Takes Flight

DoD Officials Urge Continued Science, Technology Investments

Laser Weapons Development by 2023

Work Finishes Trip Focusing on U.S. Nuclear Deterrent

Carter: DoD Must Innovate to Lead in a Competitive World

Pentagon Technology Official Aims to Hasten Innovation Processes

Carter Reviews New Technologies From DoD’s Silicon Valley Unit

Robots: Eliminating the First Contact with an Enemy Force

DTRA Program Helps Nations Tackle Biological Threats

Transportation Command Chief Expresses Concern About Trends

Rotorcraft Modernization Efforts Back on Track, Officials Tell Congress

Army Science Board Looks at Lethality, Protection Research

Department of Defense Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs)


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Department Realigns Counter Improvised Threat Capabilities


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (FEB. 2, 2016)

WASHINGTON—The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics has notified Congress of the department’s intent to realign the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA) under the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

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Carter Tours Defense-Budget Innovation Programs of China Lake


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (FEB. 3, 2016)

Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON—The work performed at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake signifies “the critical importance” the Defense Department places on science and technology for high-end and high-tech innovation, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters at the California base yesterday.

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F-35 Program Moving Forward, Addressing Challenges


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (FEB. 11, 2016)

Lisa Ferdinando

WASHINGTON—The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Program is moving forward while addressing various challenges, the program’s executive officer said Feb. 10.
“In the big picture, I would tell you that the program right now is accelerating, growing, and changing,” Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan said at a media roundtable in Arlington, Virginia.

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DoD Officials Discuss Regional Deterrence, Nuke Modernization


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (FEB. 11, 2016)

Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON—The administration’s nuclear sustainment and modernization plan is what is needed for effective deterrence, and the plan is affordable if the Defense Department prioritizes it, senior defense officials told Congress yesterday.

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Budget Request Trims Modernization; Procurement Funds Buy Capability


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (FEB. 11, 2016)

Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON—Modernization took the biggest hit in the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request, but the $102.5 billion in the procurement account can purchase a lot of capabilities, Mike McCord, DoD’s chief financial officer, told reporters at a Feb. 9 Pentagon news conference.

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