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NASA Armstrong aircraft boasts new paint job

Posted January 8, 2016 by

NASA photograph The F-15D No. 897 jet used for research support and pilot proficiency, seen in flight above the Mojave Desert. Two NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center F-15D Eagle aircraft used for research support and pilot proficiency are getting new paint jobs. The aircraft sported charcoal grey when they were U.S. Air Force jets prior…

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NASA, France to collaborate on aircraft noise research

Posted October 3, 2016 by

During bilateral meetings in Daejeon, South Korea, NASA and France’s Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales signed an agreement Sept. 27 to collaborate on research that focuses on mitigating the effects of civil air transportation noise.  “Noise is a major issue affecting not only the aviation community, but citizens around the world that live…

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Wanted: Novel approaches for detecting, stopping small unmanned air systems

Posted September 27, 2017 by

DARPA’s Mobile Force Protection program seeks to develop an integrated system capable of defeating self-guided sUAS (i.e., those that do not rely on a radio or GPS receiver for their operation) attacking a high-value convoy on the move, and recently awarded Phase 1 agreements to start research.

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AFRL partners with entrepreneurs to light the way for the warfighter

Posted March 5, 2018 by Holly Jordan

Nearly everyone has used a common glow stick to light up the night sky, or even as part of a highway emergency kit. But these handy devices are also useful in the battlefield, and Air Force Research Laboratory researchers have discovered a way to make this useful tool even better.

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BAE Systems eyes novel way of flying

Posted September 21, 2018 by

Experts at BAE Systems are developing technologies to enable pilots to control the fighter jet of the future with the blink of an eye. As military domains become more contested, technologies become more complex, and sources of data multiply it is crucial that pilots are able to quickly access, assess and act on critical information.

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RoboSTEM Expo inspires students

Posted March 4, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy’s Robotics Team 5012, Gryffingear, hosted their inaugural RoboSTEM Expo at the Pioneer Center in Lancaster, Calif., Feb 27.

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Setting world endurance record, Vanilla Aircraft proves to be anything but plain

Posted January 27, 2017 by

DARPA photograph The Vanilla Aircraft VA001, a small diesel-powered airplane under development through DARPA (left), flew for 56 hours recently over Las Cruces, N.M., (right), setting a new world record for flight duration for its weight class. The airplane is designed to ultimately carry a 30-pound payload at 15,000 feet for up to 10 days…

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Unique high-brilliance X-ray sheds new light on additive manufacturing process

Posted October 23, 2017 by Holly Jordan

The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers recently took advantage of a unique and rare research opportunity to better understand the behavior of materials used in the additive manufacturing process.

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Evaluating noise of future aircraft

Posted June 13, 2018 by

Alcyon Technical Services photograph by Rami Daud As air traffic continues to surge in the U.S., neighbors who live near airports are complaining about the escalating noise. All the while, the demand for faster aircraft that travel at supersonic speeds is accelerating. To address the expected noise levels of future aircraft, NASA’s Commercial Supersonic Technology project…

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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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