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New technology to reduce soldier’s load

Posted November 14, 2014 by David Vergun

Current and future developments in energy production promise to lower the soldier's combat load and reduce the logistical footprint, said an Army systems expert.

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ISR aircraft hones in on strategic agility

Posted November 12, 2014 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Eric Harris Airmen from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron prepare an MC-12W Liberty for operations Aug. 25, 2010, on Kandahar Airfield, Afghan. The MC-12W provides full-motion video and signals intelligence to assist battlefield commanders. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities have been in high demand from combatant commanders. In order to…

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AFRL 3-D audio research helps to make cockpit safer

Posted November 10, 2014 by Michele Eaton

Imagine yourself in a cockpit, flying a mission, listening to a multitude of critical voices, delivering vital messages, all at the same time and from the same direction.

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Remote lethality: Army researchers address a host of challenges

Posted November 10, 2014 by Ed Lopez

In popular culture, the idea of robots that perform human-like functions has a special hold on the imagination, based on real-life examples like space exploration, unmanned aerial drones and stoked by futuristic scenarios in movies like the "Terminator" series.

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ISR aircraft hones in on strategic agility

Posted November 10, 2014 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Eric Harris Airmen from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron prepare an MC-12W Liberty for operations Aug. 25, 2010, on Kandahar Airfield, Afghan. The MC-12W provides full-motion video and signals intelligence to assist battlefield commanders. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities have been in high demand from combatant commanders. In order to…

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Autonomy-enabled technology provides pathway to future

Posted November 7, 2014 by Bruce J. Huffman

Army photograph A convoy of Army trucks gets a test at Fort Hood, Texas. Testers were sometimes in the driver seats, but the vehicles operated autonomously. Army engineers from the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Warren, Mich., are developing technology solutions for autonomy-enabled systems. TARDEC and an industry partner, Lockheed Martin, demonstrated…

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AF engineers log record-breaking accelerated engine test

Posted November 7, 2014 by Deidre Ortiz

A highly successful accelerated mission test of Pratt & Whitney's F135 conventional take-off and landing/carrier variant engine was recently completed in the Sea Level 3 test cell at the Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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Landing zone cameras mean major improvement in C-17 training

Posted November 7, 2014 by SrA. Levin Boland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz8ZU8fSSjw&feature=player_embedded&list=UUJeD5tPnibv8jLjsdtDvQUQ A C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft pilot calculates measurements to figure out the best way to approach a small landing strip in the middle of a hostile environment in Afghanistan. The landing strip is unpaved and has no lights or painted lines to guide the pilot onto the runway. Instead, it is simply a…

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First F-35C lands aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carrier

Posted November 5, 2014 by

Navy photograph An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducts its first arrested landing aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway conducting routine training exercises. The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft…

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Air Force completes historic fuel conversion

Posted November 3, 2014 by MSgt. Brad West

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Christopher Boitz Col. Linda Hurry grinds off a JP-8 fuel decal on an R11 refueler as part of the Air Force transition to commercial jet fuel Oct. 15, 2014, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The Jet A conversion is a Department of Defense cost saving initiative that will save the…

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