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Gearing up for Robotics

The second annual Aerospace Valley FIRST Robotics Competition will once again be coming to Lancaster, Calif. The event runs April 4-6 at the Eastside High School. It is free and open to the public.

Defense

2019 USAF Test Pilot School applications due May 29

Application packages for the 2019 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by May 29. The board is set to convene at the Air Force’s Personnel Center July 29 through Aug. 2, and will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2020.

Defense

Latest sensor upgrades boost recon vehicle capabilities

A snowy, frigid February morning didn't stop leaders and stakeholders from turning out to view the highly-anticipated Stryker Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade program demonstration.

Defense

Lockheed Martin delivers first HC-130J Combat King II to NY Air National Guard

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first of four HC-130J Combat King II aircraft today to representatives from the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing. This HC-130J will be operated by the 102nd Rescue Squadron at Francis S. Grabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y.

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Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieves first flight

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight March 21 at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Fla., site.


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Headlines – March 25, 2019

Posted  March 25, 2019

News U.S.-allied Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State – U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria March 23 after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group carved out in large parts of Iraq and Syria in…

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News Briefs – March 25, 2019

Posted  March 25, 2019

Top U.S. general to meet with Google on China security worries The top U.S. military officer plans to meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ground on the U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford says efforts like Google’s artificial intelligence venture in China…

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Gearing up for Robotics

Posted  March 25, 2019

The second annual Aerospace Valley FIRST Robotics Competition will once again be coming to Lancaster, Calif. The event runs April 4-6 at the Eastside High School. It is free and open to the public.

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New AFRL lab capability poised to change the face of high-power electronics

Posted  March 25, 2019

Air Force photograph by Adrienne Kreighbaum AFRL Materials Researcher Dr. Shin Mou shows off the laboratory’s new Molecular Beam Epitaxy chamber, a highly-specialized piece of equipment enabling the growth of semiconducting materials for a new breed of lighter, smaller, more agile electronics. An emerging AFRL laboratory capability is charting a new course for electronics innovation….

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Raytheon developing new version of advanced synthetic aperture radar for U-2 aircraft

Posted  March 25, 2019

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–Raytheon is developing a new version of the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar that flies on the U-2 Dragon Lady aircraft under a $320 million undefinitized contract from the U.S. Air Force. Equipped with an active electronically scanned array antenna, ASARS-2B doubles the surveillance range while maintaining the mapping and imagery resolution of the current ASARS-2A system. ASARS-2B…

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