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AF leaders: Total force essential to readiness

Air Force senior leaders testified on the current state of the total force readiness before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.

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AFTC commander visits new F-22 facilities

Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, dropped by the 411th Flight Test Squadron March 16, 2017, as part of his monthly visits with different units on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Small quadcopter test is first on active Air Force taxiway

An unusual aircraft went through its motions on the Edwards Air Force Base flightline March 16 when a small quadcopter equipped with a camera took to the sky to perform a visual inspection of a B-52 Stratofortress.

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Goldfein: Future of war is networked, multi-domain

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discussed the Air Force’s role in a networked and multi-domain environment during the Future of War Conference 2017 in Washington, D.C., March 21.

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461st FLTS tests U.K. weapons for F-35B

The 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently conducted weapon delivery accuracy tests with two United Kingdom weapons.


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Air Force advances rocket technology

Posted  September 7, 2016

Tests first full-scale component of Hydrocarbon Boost Program The United States is one step closer to eliminating its reliance on Russian technology to launch its military satellites. The Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator, a U.S. Air Force technology effort focused on development of Oxygen Rich Staged Combustion rocket engine technology, has recently completed its first full-scale…

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Recent aircraft arresting system overhaul comes in handy

Posted  September 7, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph by Mike Jackson A Civil Engineer Maintenance Inspection and Repair Team, or CEMIRT, overhauled mobile aircraft arresting system, MAAS, is pictured on the runway with the approaching F-35A Joint Strike Fighter preparing to capture the cable with its tail hook. The MAAS was installed by the 820th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations…

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416th FLTS testers meet with Auto GCAS survivor

Posted  September 3, 2016

Test pilots and engineers from the 416th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., had the chance to meet face-to-face with one of the squadron’s success stories Aug. 25, 2016.

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Students fly prototype of potential Mars airplane

Posted  September 3, 2016

Some interns get coffee. Others might make copies. Not at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, where a group of students successfully flew a prototype of an aircraft that could one day fly in the Martian atmosphere and send its findings back to Earth.

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KC-135 Stratotanker turns 60

Posted  September 3, 2016

Units around the Air Force wished happy birthday to an old friend Aug. 31.

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