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Air Force awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3 for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 1

Posted November 1, 2017 by tomlear

On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein visits Joint National Guard Base McEntire, South Carolina, the 100th Air Refueling Wing participates in a joint training exercise over the Meditteranean Sea, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, speaks at the 2017…

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AFRL research to enable next-gen flexible, wireless communications

Posted December 6, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Courtesy photograph Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory have demonstrated the growth and transfer of flexible Gallium Nitride devices which can be used to amplify communication signals for next-generation wearable electronics, flexible sensors and radar systems. Next generation military and civilian applications require the ability to transfer more data, faster, at a high level…

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AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions

Posted January 10, 2018 by Deidre Ortiz

The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Secretary of the Navy names two littoral combat ships

Posted February 14, 2018 by

On Feb. 13, 2018, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the next Freedom and Independence variant Littoral Combat Ships will be named USS Nantucket (LCS 27) and USS Savannah (LCS 28). The future USS Nantucket (LCS 27), a Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship, will be the third commissioned U.S. Navy ship to honor the…

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Around the Air Force: March 15

Posted March 16, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson shares what she thinks is unique about Airmen and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright visits Airmen at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

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80 F-35s delivered, thousands more in the works; ‘We own the fight,’ says admiral

Posted April 16, 2018 by

With U.S. F-35 squadrons getting underway and international partners receiving and flying their own versions of the cutting-edge platform, the F-35 program is operating at a full sprint.

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First JB Charleston C-17s receive nose art, embrace heritage

Posted April 30, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Megan Munoz

Air Force photograph Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, and members of the 437th Maintenance Squadron reveal the nose art on a C-17 Globemaster III during rehearsal of the Air and Space Expo, April 27, 2018. Members of the 437th and 315th Operations Groups and 437th Maintenance Group worked together to design and apply…

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Hybrid Air Force aircraft loader demonstration on the horizon

Posted May 14, 2018 by Donna Lindner

Air Force photograph by 1st Lt. Michael Morris The Halvorsen 25K Loader is a rapidly-deployable, high-reach mechanized aircraft loader that can transport and lift up to 25,000 pounds of cargo and load it onto military aircraft. Tech. Sgt. Ryan Young, Halvorsen mechanic, answers questions from Concurrent Technologies Corporation engineers Kyle Reasbeck (left) and Bryan Tipton…

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Army researchers headed for development of high performance lightweight helmet

Posted June 6, 2018 by C. Todd Lopez

Army researchers in Massachusetts are developing technology that may soon yield a lightweight combat helmet that provides more protection than anything ever fielded.

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