Archive for February 1st, 2018

For the first time, B-1B weapons load crew will compete against F-16, F-35 load crews

Posted in Air Force on February 1st, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Edwards Air Force Base will be having its Load Crew of the Year competition on Feb. 5 and for the first time, a B-1B weapons load crew will be competing against load crews from the F-16 and F-35 community.

F-35 Weapons Load (9689170902)
By US Air Force from USA (F-35 Weapons Load) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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USS Arleigh Burke getting high energy laser system

Posted in Navy on February 1st, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Lockheed Martin has been given a contract by the U.S. Navy for two high energy lasers. One set will be installed aboard USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) in FY 2020.

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) steams through the Mediterranean Sea
By U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Patrick Reilly [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons