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SecAF discusses Air Force future, budget during defense summit

Posted February 28, 2014 by Rich Lamance

Defense industry leaders and analysts received an insight into the proposed Air Force transformation and a preview of the Fiscal Year 2015 Air Force budget during the Bloomberg Government Defense Transformation Spending and Strategy Summit Feb. 26. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said the Air Force, like the rest of the Department…

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From ’1984′ to 2025: Army, industry focus on next-generation network

Posted March 24, 2014 by Claire Heininger

Thirty years ago, Apple introduced the Macintosh computer with a splashy Super Bowl commercial and the bold promise that information technology could change the world - if it was easy to use and accessible by all.

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Future outlook released for remotely piloted aircraft

Posted April 7, 2014 by SSgt. Carlin Leslie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd3qZ_P6lB0&feature=player_embedded Air Force leaders outlined what the next 25 years for remotely piloted aircraft will look like in the RPA Vector, published April 4. The RPA Vector is the Air Forceís vision for the next 25 years for remotely-piloted aircraft, said Col. Kenneth Callahan, the RPA capabilities division director. It shows the current state of…

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Engine test facility upgrade improves exhaust handling efficiency

Posted April 25, 2014 by Raquel March

Military and commercial aircraft engine developers rely on simulated altitude testing conducted at Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s, or AEDC, engine test facility, or ETF for their research and development of engine capabilities. The condition of the test facility determines the quality of the test and there is an ongoing upgrade project for two of the intercoolers…

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MH-60 trainer is a first for U.S. Navy squadrons in Japan

Posted May 21, 2014 by

Navy photograph An MH-60 Tactical Operational Flight Trainer, similar to the one above, was delivered to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan on May 16. The reconfigurable device, the first-of-its-kind for the MH-60 community, will provide aircrew training for two types of helicopters. Once installation is complete, three squadrons will use the device for procedures, proficiency…

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DARPA’s Plan X uses new technologies to ‘see’ cyber effects

Posted June 11, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

Three years after the Defense Department named cyberspace a new domain of warfare, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is unveiling technologies that soon could make it possible for military leaders and warriors to plan and execute real-time cyber missions in a territory charted so far only by machines.

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RPA unit moves to ‘Emerald Coast’

Posted July 7, 2014 by

Air Force photograph Airmen prepare an MQ-9 Reaper for flight during Combat Hammer May 15, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft units around the Air Force are evaluated four times a year and provided weapons, airspace and targets from Hill AFB, Utah, or Eglin AFB, Fla. Steven and…

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Deployed loadmasters use new airdrop system

Posted August 6, 2014 by SSgt. Evelyn Chavez

A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron completed an airdrop for the Afghan National Army using the new Wireless Gate Release System Aug. 1, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

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B-2 completes first ever 18.5-hour polar test mission

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PALMDALE, Calif. – Under contract to the U.S. Air Force, Northrop Grumman’s B-2 Spirit stealth bomber has completed its first 18.5-hour sortie over the North Pole to validate new flight management software. The computer upgrade system, which is the cornerstone for all future B-2 upgrades, is now ready to enter low-rate initial production. The Extremely…

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Foreign military sales make partnerships strong, keep production lines hot

Posted April 26, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

On the Arabian Peninsula, the Saudi government has purchased $17 billion in military hardware from the United States. But they don’t buy it directly from manufacturers like Boeing or Sikorsky, they buy it...

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