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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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S&T 18 Wargame tests Air Force science, technology concepts for 2038

Posted December 5, 2018 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Air Force illustration The Air Force Materiel Command’s Science and Technology 2018 Wargames tested the military utility of more than 30 next-generation warfighting capabilities against a real-world operational scenario, focusing on mission sets that include air superiority, command and control, base defense, sustainment, strike, intelligence and more. The autonomous wingman concept, graphically represented here, is…

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AFRL-developed Electrical Systems Tester supports B-52 depot maintenance

Posted December 3, 2018 by Jill Bohn and Holly Jordan

Courtesy photograph A Electrical Systems Tester hardware unit positioned inside an aircraft during a test. A cooperative research effort between the Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the Air Force Sustainment Center has led to the development of a next-generation electrical systems tester that will support B-52 depot maintenance and…

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AFRL holds Innovation Challenge

Posted November 28, 2018 by Jeanne Dailey

The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate located at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., held the culminating event of their Hyperspace Challenge--a Pitch and Demo contest-- at the UNM Lobo Rainforest Building in Albuquerque Nov. 15.

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2018 marks golden anniversary of AEDC 4-foot transonic wind tunnel

Posted November 21, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Aerospace Testing Alliance Outside Machinist Jim Lynch makes adjustments to a model of a GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition before F-35 Lightning II store separation testing resumed in Arnold Engineering Development’s four-foot transonic wind tunnel. ATA is the support contractor at AEDC. Thanks to advancements made in the wake…

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AFRL aids NASA in lofty endeavor

Posted November 9, 2018 by Holly Jordan

Ingenuity and collaboration were the keys to success as a group of Air Force Research Laboratory engineers took a series of tests to new heights. At the request of NASA, AFRL rapid-response Systems Support researchers delved into the realm of space to help determine the effects of unintended electrical arcing on astronaut space suits during extravehicular maintenance.

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Army to fuse laser technology onto air defense system

Posted October 24, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

U.S. forces have long held a strategic advantage in ballistic missile defense dating back to the Operation Desert Storm era, Army leaders said. But the addition of laser technology in the Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense System used on the Interim Armored Vehicle Strykers could give the Army a greater competitive edge over potential threats, they added.

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NAVSEA approves first metal additively manufactured component for shipboard use

Posted October 12, 2018 by

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) approved the first metal part created by additive manufacturing (AM) for shipboard installation, the command announced Oct. 11. A prototype drain strainer orifice (DSO) assembly will be installed on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in fiscal year 2019 for a one-year test and evaluation trial. The DSO assembly is…

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Army hosts competition to find next-generation technological advances

Posted October 5, 2018 by Dr. Bruce D. Jette

Recently, I have endeavored to reach out to traditionally non-defense small businesses that have never worked with the government but have great ideas and perhaps revolutionary innovations that could be of some benefit to the Army.

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Lockheed Martin contract to marry machine learning with 3-D printing for more reliable parts

Posted October 3, 2018 by

Today, 3-D printing generates parts used in ships, planes, vehicles and spacecraft, but it also requires a lot of babysitting. High-value and intricate parts sometimes require constant monitoring by expert specialists to get them right. Furthermore, if any one section of a part is below par, it can render the whole part unusable.

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