New nuclear command center meets requirements for operational capability

April 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Strategic Command has declared the new nuclear command center in Nebraska has reached initial operational capability. The center’s readiness was determined Wednesday, according to an Air Force news release. The Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Enterprise Center, known as NC3, is located at Offutt Air Force Base. NC3 is involved in restructuring situation monitoring, ...

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Defense Department developing ways to counter Russia, China threats

April 4 (UPI) — The U.S. Defense Department is developing technology, including submarine-launched nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, to counter increasing threats from Russia and China, Pentagon officials told a Senate subcommittee. High-level officials appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee Wednesday to describe the importance of increased defense spending in the Pentagon’s budget request for next year. In ...

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Northrop Grumman awarded $22M for T-38, F5 engineering

The F-5 is mainly used for adversary combat tactics by the Marines and Air Force to simulate enemy aircraft. Photo courtesy Northrop Grumman Student pilots fly the T-38A to learn supersonic techniques, aerobatics, formation, night and instrument flying and cross-country navigation, according to the U.S. Navy. Photo courtesy Northrop Grumman April 3 (UPI) — Northrop Grumman has been awarded a ...

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