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Cadet research seeks to end costly bird-strikes on aircraft

Posted December 30, 2013 by Amy Gillentine

Bird strikes cost more than $700 million in damage annually to both military and commercial airplanes – putting both lives and property at risk. But a group of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., are working on ways to scare birds away from the aircraft, particularly during take-offs and landings; when the majority…

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First Luke F-35 pilot training at Eglin

Posted January 24, 2014 by SSgt. Timothy Boyer and A1C Pedro Mota

Flying is a concept that captures the imagination of some people at a very young age; hence the success of characters like Peter Pan, Superman and even a flying house in the 2009 movie "Up."

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Welsh thanks Edwards Airmen, talks keys to AF success

Posted February 7, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks to Team Edwards about current issues and future challenges involving the service Jan. 30 in the base theater. Almost a thousand Airmen, government civilians and contractors filled the base theater to hear Air Force Chief of Staff Gen….

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Hagel talks with troops about 2015 defense budget request

Posted February 26, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

In spotless aircraft hangars at two different military bases in southeastern Virginia yesterday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stood before several hundred airmen and soldiers, highlighting priorities in the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request and taking questions. The budget request – which Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs…

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Triton Unmanned Air System completes initial flight test phase

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Northrop Grumman photograph The Navy’s unmanned MQ-4C Triton approaches Northrop Grumman’s flight test facility in Palmdale, Calif., March 13. This flight completed Triton’s initial flight test phase bringing the unmanned air system one step closer to introduction to the fleet in 2017. The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton completed its initial flight test phase at Northrop Grumman’s…

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Modernization strategy Soldier-focused in lean years

Posted April 4, 2014 by Dave Vergun

Research, development and acquisition investments have declined 37 percent since the fiscal year 2012 budget planning cycle, said the G-8.

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Fifth generation Army tank cartridge reports loudly for duty

Posted April 21, 2014 by Timothy Rider

Army photograph A new tank cartridge was recently tested at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Pictured here are: (from left) Kent Evans, TRADOC Capability Manager – Armored Brigade Combat Team; Kevin Mulligan, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Command; Maj. Juan Santiago, assistant product manager; Lt. Col. Brian Gruchacz Product Manager; Greg Malejko, ARDEC; Steve Peralta, is…

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DOD joins efforts to suppress Southern California wildfires

Posted May 19, 2014 by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The Defense Department is providing assistance to local emergency officials battling intense wildfires in the Southern California area, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren said May 16.

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Army develops first-of-its kind phase-coherent fiber laser array system

Posted June 11, 2014 by Jenna Brady

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Computational and Information Science Directorate's Intelligent Optics Team, and partners, recently developed, engineered, demonstrated and delivered the world's first known working Adaptive Phase Coherent Fiber Laser Array system

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Future vertical lift capability focuses on tech demo

Posted July 3, 2014 by Dave Vergun

Image courtesy of Karem Aircraft AVX Aircraft Company, Bell Helicopter, Sikorsky-Boeing Team, and Karem Aircraft all promise to build a Future Vertical Lift aircraft that is faster, more agile, can travel father and cost less than today’s helicopters. This particular variant is Karem’s. The Army-led Future Vertical Lift program is being developed to replace the…

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