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Rocket Lab successfully makes it to space

Posted May 31, 2017 by

Rocket Lab, an American-New Zealand aerospace company, broke new ground May 25 when its Electron rocket reached space at 16:23 New Zealand Time.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted June 16, 2017 by Bob Alvis

On Dec. 5, 1943, the crew of B-24E #41-28463 -- an Army Air Corps Liberator -- was coming to the end of a night navigation mission that had started at Hammer Field near Fresno, Calif., the day before.

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Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds

Global SuperTanker tested at Fox Field

Posted July 7, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

A Boeing 747-400 Global SuperTanker is the first of a series of planes to use Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif., as a testing point to measure the accuracy of fire retardant drops using a 200 foot-wide by 4,000 foot-long test grid.

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CSAF describes future of conflict

Posted July 28, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed the future of the Total Force, operations in space and the importance of a multi-domain, networked approach to warfare during an Air Force Association breakfast at the Mitchel Institute in Washington, D.C., July 26, 2017.

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Army looks to partner with private industry on unmanned aviation technology

Posted August 23, 2017 by David McNally

At a small airfield near the nation's capital, an innovative group of engineers is designing and building futuristic aircraft that are catching the attention of Army researchers.

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Supervised autonomy the goal in Army aviation, says major general

Posted September 15, 2017 by David Vergun

With all of the publicity surrounding autonomous cars in America, people might wonder if autonomous aircraft or unmanned aerial systems are to follow, particularly in the military.

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Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Taylor Cooper

Future of flight: Marines test out 3-D printed SUAS

Posted October 4, 2017 by Lance Cpl. Taylor Moore

U.S Marines with 2nd Marine Division tested remote controlled craft made through additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 26-27, 2017.

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Navy photograph by PO2 Matthew Dickinson

USS Anchorage conducts HIMARS shoot during Dawn Blitz 2017

Posted October 23, 2017 by PO3 Abigail Raider

The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) was fired from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Dawn Blitz 2017 Oct. 22.

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Boeing, CDB Aviation finalize order for 737 MAXs, 787 Dreamliners

Posted November 10, 2017 by

Boeing and CDB Aviation Nov. 9 finalized an order for 42 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 10s and eight 787-9 Dreamliners. The order, valued at $7.4 billion at current list prices, was announced as a Memorandum of Understanding at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

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Drone race: Human versus artificial intelligence

Posted December 1, 2017 by

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., put their work to the test recently. Timing laps through a twisting obstacle course, they raced drones controlled by artificial intelligence (A.I.) against a professional human pilot.

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