Defense

Hill engine shop reaches a milestone in engine restoration for the F-35 Lightning II

Posted May 16, 2018 by Anthony S. Wallace

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd From left: Marcus Moore, Korey Blundy, Warren Flick, Dustin Troutman and Rick Emlet stand in front of a Pratt and Whitney F135 turbofan engine used in all variants of the F-35 Lightning II April 25, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. A little known shop within the…

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ACC charts path for remote aircrews, units

Posted December 16, 2015 by Headquarters Air Combat Command

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.–Air Combat Command officials announced the results of their study into the remotely piloted aircraft community in an attempt to normalize operations and ensure long-term mission success. Initial recommendations from the command’s ongoing Culture and Process Improvement Program were derived from nearly 2,500 inputs from Airmen across the RPA community as well…

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Recapitalizing JSTARS: the radar

Posted January 27, 2016 by Justin Oakes

For more than two decades, the Air Force's Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System has provided valuable intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to commanders by detecting, locating and tracking enemy ground forces from afar.

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Laser weapons development by 2023

Posted February 26, 2016 by David Vergun

Responding to lawmakers' questions about how close the Army is to developing offensive and defensive directed-energy weapons, Mary J. Miller responded: "I believe we're very close."

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AEDC is ‘a key testing resource’ for GE Aviation

Posted January 4, 2017 by Deidre Ortiz

Altitude performance and operability testing of the General Electric Passport 20 engine, used in the Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 business jets, was recently completed in an engine test cell at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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Angel Thunder: Augmenting CSAR Readiness via Evolution

Posted November 8, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

Exercise Angel Thunder, a personnel recovery exercise focusing on Combat Search and Rescue, began operations out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 4, 2017.

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Advanced structural health monitoring technology for weapon systems is one goal of new AFRL agreement

Posted November 22, 2016 by Mindy Cooper

A new agreement between the Air Force and academia will help advance critical technologies, such as those used to reliably monitor structures of the next-generation munitions airframes and other weapons systems. The Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate recently signed an educational partnership agreement with Iowa State University of Science and Technology. The 28-month agreement…

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AF selects 52 for test pilot school program

Posted December 2, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force selected 52 primary and alternate attendees for the U.S. Air Force, U.S Naval, British, and French test pilot schools, with classes slated to begin in June 2016. The 2015 USAF Test Pilot School Selection Board, which convened in July, considered 149 officer and civilian candidates for pilot, flight test engineer, combat systems…

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Virtual reality dome impact of real-life scenarios on cognitive abilities

Posted February 26, 2016 by Jane Benson

For researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, there just may be no place like dome.

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Officials detail steps to improve Navy, Marine Corps readiness

Posted December 14, 2018 by David Vergun

Navy photograph by PO3 Jason Isaacs The future littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) arrives at its new homeport at Naval Base San Diego after completing its maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Tulsa is the eighth ship in the littoral combat ship Independence-variant class and is scheduled for commissioning…

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