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Air Force looks to cost-effective technologies to sustain future operations

Posted March 31, 2014 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Focused and balanced investments in science and technology programs across the services were at the center of discussions during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committees subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threat and Capabilities on Capitol Hill, March 26. Dr. David Walker, Air Force deputy assistant secretary of science, technology and engineering, stressed the importance…

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X-47b completes night flights

Posted April 11, 2014 by Navy photographs

  The unmanned X-47B conducts its first night flight April 10 over Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.  Night flights are the next incremental step in developing the operations concept for more routine UAS flight activity.  The Navy will continue to execute X-47B test events to mature standard operating procedures for cooperative use of the…

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Aviators eager to witness birth of Future Vertical Lift aircraft

Posted May 9, 2014 by David Vergun

Pilots want to fly it, mechanics want to maintain it, but no one knows for sure what the Future Vertical Lift aircraft will look like or what its characteristics will be once it cracks its shell and hatches.

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Eglin AFB F-35s surpass 5,000 combined sorties

Posted May 30, 2014 by 1st Lt. Hope R. Cronin

The 33rd Fighter Wing here etched another mark on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program by logging its 5,000th combined sortie, May 28.

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MPS Increment IV reaches full deployment

Posted June 23, 2014 by Justin Oakes

Battle Management program executive officer Steven Wert recently declared full deployment of the Mission Planning System Increment IV, Joint Mission Planning System, ushering in a new generation of capabilities for mission planners.

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New CT scanner finds diverse, important uses for researchers

Posted July 21, 2014 by

Army photograph by Charles Kennedy Turning a now-standard tool for medical diagnostics and therapeutics to a host of new applications, the U. S. Army Research Laboratory’s Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate recently acquired a turn-key computed tomography scanner system with funds from the Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program, or JTAPIC. For tests…

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Fleet Readiness Center East repairs Harrier using 3-D printing

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Capt. William Mahoney had no idea that his successful hard landing of an AV-8B Harrier, whose nose gear failed to deploy, on the deck of the USS Bataan (LHD 5) on May 28 would go viral, making him and the event a social media sensation.

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Navy, Air Force, Marines conduct simulated strike during Valiant Shield

Posted September 19, 2014 by PO3 Chris Cavagnaro

The George Washington and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Groups, as well as land-based aircraft from Marine Corps Air Group 12 and Air Force 36th Operations Group completed dynamic war-at-sea exercises as part of Valiant Shield Sept. 16 and 18.

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Unmanned aircraft soar with new capabilities for Apache teaming

Posted October 8, 2014 by Kari Hawkins

The Program Executive Office for Aviation at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., has once again pushed the envelope of technology for its family of unmanned aircraft systems.

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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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