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The first of two radar-detecting blimps is slated to rise up over Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland on Friday as part of a three-year exercise testing the integration of an Army air surveillance system with the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The 80-yard long, radar-fitted surveillance balloons, floated to an altitude of up to 10,000 […]

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The Pentagon’s main research arm wants to find out what a flying “aircraft carrier” carrying a fleet of small aerial drones might look like and how much it would cost the military. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced Sunday it would open a competition for proposals to build a large aircraft — similar to a C-130 […]

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Air Force doctors at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia have a germ-killing robot ready to help keep rooms clean should any returning service member show symptoms of Ebola. The 366th Medical Group at Langley is responsible for housing and monitoring troops returning from Ebola aid missions to West Africa during a mandatory 21-day quarantine period. […]

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The Pentagon’s top research arm and Raytheon will test a new system designed to massively speed up air-ground coordination and reduce targeting time for close air support from as long as an hour  —  down to as little as six minutes. A program called Persistent Close Air Support, or PCAS, connects pilots in real time with the […]

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China and South Korea joined Friday in warning of North Korea’s advances in nuclear technology that the U.S. commander in South Korea has said could include the miniaturization of a weapon for a missile warhead. After talks in Beijing, the nuclear envoys of China and South Korea agreed to cooperate in efforts to rein in […]

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