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X-60A hypersonic flight research vehicle program completes critical design review

Posted March 8, 2019 by Barry Hellman

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division, in partnership with Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc., is developing the X-60A vehicle. It is an air-dropped liquid rocket specifically designed for hypersonic flight research.

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Send more boats, EUCOM commander tells Senate

Posted March 8, 2019 by C. Todd Lopez

More maritime power, including surface vessels and anti-submarine capability, are needed in Europe to counter threats there, the commander of U.S. European Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee at a hearing in Washington, D.C., March 5. “As you know … we’re looking at an evolving and modernizing Russian fleet,” Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti…

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XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator completes inaugural flight

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The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a long-range, high subsonic unmanned air vehicle completed its inaugural flight March 5, 2019 at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz.

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New AFRL podcast goes behind the scenes

Posted March 6, 2019 by Bryan Ripple

The Air Force Research Laboratory has launched a new podcast to bring you behind the scenes with the Air Force scientists, engineers and professionals who are developing tomorrow’s technology, today. From supersonic flight to GPS and space food, big developments come out of the Air Force Research Laboratory. “Lab Life” provides listeners insight into the…

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Strong partnerships showcased at Aero India 2019

Posted March 4, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Juan Torres A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, 35th Fighter Wing, performs a demonstration flight during Aero India 2019, at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, India, Feb. 20, 2019. The airshow provides a venue to strengthen bonds between the U.S. and international partners. BENGALURU, India–More than 80 U.S. personnel…

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MQ-9 detachment becomes fully operational

Posted March 4, 2019 by

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Greg Semmel, Air National Guard assistant to the commander in United States Air Forces in Europe, Air Forces in Africa, center, cuts a ribbon with the help of Polish air force Col. Lukasz Andrzejewski,12th Unmanned Aerial Vehicle base commander, Miroslawiec Air Base, Poland, left, and U.S. Air Force Col. Andrew…

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DOD Sends Space Force Legislation to Congress

Posted March 4, 2019 by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department has proposed legislation that would create the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. If approved by Congress, the U.S. Space Force would be the first military service established since the Air Force stood up in 1947.

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Goldfein, Wright outline keys to strong leadership, its role in Air Force excellence

Posted March 4, 2019 by Charles Pope

Judging by the conversations and hardware on display, cutting edge technology – virtual reality, 5th generation equipment, hypersonic weapons, cyber capabilities – was the dominant theme at the Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando.

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Army snipers field test a more accurate, ergonomic rifle

Posted March 4, 2019 by Maj. Michael P. Brabner

Eight Ivy Division snipers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team field tested an upgrade to the Army's sniper rifle in the shadows of the fabled Rocky Mountains.

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QM-177A target achieves initial operational capability

Posted March 1, 2019 by

Navy photograph A BQM-177A Sub-Sonic Aerial Target (SSAT) prepares for flight test in May 2017 from Point Mugu, Calif. The U.S. Navy’s next-generation Sub-Sonic Aerial Target, BQM-177A, reached Initial Operational Capability (IOC) Feb. 27 and will begin land-based operations in Point Mugu, Calif. The BQM-177A provides realistic threat representation for developmental and operational testing of major DoD and international…

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