Local

World’s largest airplane makes first flight

Posted April 19, 2019 by Peter W. Merlin

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, took to the air for the first time April 13, following more than eight years of development at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port, 70 miles north of Los Angeles.

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Business

Northrop Grumman KC-135 infrared countermeasures system for achieves Milestone C

Posted April 17, 2019 by

The Northrop Grumman Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures pod for the KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft has achieved Milestone C.

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Defense

Navy, Marine Corps explore emerging technologies to create new capabilities

Posted April 10, 2019 by

In a concerted push to advance and accelerate America’s warfighting advantage, nearly 40 different research and engineering organizations from across the Naval Research and Development Establishment, industry, academia and military test facilities participated in a multi-domain, multi-site, multi-dimensional, multi-spectrum West Coast military exercise March 31-April 9. “A strength of our Navy and Marine Corps is…

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Technology

From seawater to jet fuel: NAWCWD teams up with ONR Global for biosynthetic research

Posted March 15, 2019 by

“There are plenty of examples how biology has made superior materials,” says Dr. Patrick Rose, science director for Synthetic Biology at the Office of Naval Research Global. “Synthetic biology is a technology platform that allows scientists to apply engineering principles to re-engineer biological processes and make desired products from such amazing natural features.”

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Technology

Lockheed Martin is reprogramming cells to bioproduce new materials

Posted February 27, 2019 by

In a new cooperative agreement with the Army Research Laboratory, Lockheed Martin material scientists will work with industry and Army scientists who design microbes to edit single-cell organism DNA.

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Technology

NASA contracts to demonstrate unmanned aircraft technologies

Posted February 15, 2019 by

NASA has signed contracts with three industry partners in a bid to demonstrate progress in the use and eventual certification of systems critical to the safe operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the National Airspace System.

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Technology

Air Force Academy professor leads new DOD hypersonic research institute

Posted February 4, 2019 by Jennifer Spradlin

Chuck Yeager broke the speed of sound in 1947, and the Air Force has never looked back. The Air Force partnered with NASA to develop and test the X-15, a hypersonic, rocket-powered aircraft in the late 1950s and most of the 1960s.

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Technology

Virtual, augmented reality may hold key to future Air Force training

Posted January 21, 2019 by Tech. Sgt. Daryl Knee

A demonstration of how virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) can benefit Air Force training processes took place Jan. 8, 2019.

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Technology

First metallic 3D printed part installed on F-22

Posted January 18, 2019 by R. Nial Bradshaw

The use of 3D printing is not new to the Air Force. The service has routinely used 3D printing for legacy aircraft requiring parts that may be out of production due to manufacturing obsolescence.

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Technology

Exoskeleton event brings teams together to advance exoskeleton technology

Posted December 14, 2018 by

Several key organizations recently came together to advance exoskeleton technology for the Soldier during an intensive three-day Operations and Maneuver and Technology Interchange meeting.

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