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Technology

DARPA funds brain-stimulation research to speed learning

Posted April 28, 2017 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with seven U.S. universities and elements of the Air Force and Army on research that seeks to stimulate the brain in a non-invasive way to speed up learning.

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Local

Lightning strikes first

Posted April 28, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The Lightning Team of the 461st Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took the First Quarter Weapons Load Competition title, which was held April 3, 2017, at Hangar 1600.

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Defense

Better communication with industry key to improving contracting, says ACC commander

Posted April 28, 2017 by David Vergun

War fighters are best supported by giving them what they need to fight in a timely manner, said Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson.

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Local

New hypoxia trainer saves time, money and lives

Posted April 28, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Pilots and aircrew members at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., may be able to breathe easier knowing they don’t have to go to another base anymore for required hypoxia training.

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Business

Lockheed Martin delivers new capabilities for F-35 logistics system

Posted April 28, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin's next iteration of the F-35s Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) has been approved for installation at U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy F-35 sites.

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Business

Lockheed Martin continues successful flight demonstrations of Fury Expeditionary UAS

Posted April 27, 2017 by

Lockheed Martin’s advanced tactical Group 3 unmanned aerial system (UAS), Fury, is regularly flying long-range endurance test missions as the company prepares it for low-rate production.  In flight tests since May 2016, Fury has flown more than 200 hours and reliably demonstrated more than 12-hour endurance, while simultaneously operating 100 pounds of payloads, including electro-optical/infrared…

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Defense

Air Force, Navy conduct first P-8A refueling mission

Posted April 27, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen

The 459th Air Refueling Wing based at Joint Base Andrews, Md., helped made history last week when its KC-135 was the first to operationally refuel a Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., P-8A Poseidon.

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Business

AFRL’s helps ‘lighten’ C-5 energy footprint

Posted April 27, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Finding ways to integrate technologies that are cleaner, lighter, multifunctional and energy efficient to reduce fuel costs and maintain the force’s aging fleet is a primary mission driver of work by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office, based out of the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. 

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Business

Second Boeing T-X aircraft takes flight

Posted April 27, 2017 by

Boeing and partner Saab have completed the first flight of their second production-ready T-X aircraft, which is identical to the first and designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force advanced pilot training requirement.  During the one-hour flight, lead T-X Test Pilot Steve Schmidt and Boeing Test Pilot for Air Force Programs Matt Giese validated key…

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Space

Record-breaking NASA astronaut sets new milestone for time in space

Posted April 24, 2017 by

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson flew through the standing record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut at 1:27 a.m., EDT, April 24, and with the recent extension of her stay at the International Space Station, she has five months to rack up a new one.

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