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F-16 collision-avoidance system could save lives

Posted September 19, 2014 by Maj. Leroy Doby Wright-Patterson

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Christopher Ruano The Air Force Research Laboratory Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System will automatically take over an aircraft’s flight controls if a crash is imminent. The technology is a significant advance in safety systems. This fall the Air Force will begin fielding the M6.2+ F-16 Operational Flight Program with a…

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U.S. Navy establishes new base in Romania

Posted October 10, 2014 by PO2 Luke B. Meineke

Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia established Naval Support Facility Deveselu Oct. 10, during an establishment and assumption of command ceremony on base.

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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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Air Force identifies nickel-free material for F-35 aircraft systems

Posted December 1, 2014 by

Nickel-based materials are used in several components of todayĆ­s fighter aircraft; however, working with these materials can be dangerous for installers and requires special handling procedures. Through a Small Business Innovation Research contract with the Air Force, Triton Systems, Inc., located in Massachusetts, developed a nickel-free material technology that is positioned for transition to several…

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New mortar manufacturing process aims to save money, improve precision

Posted December 29, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

The U.S. Army is seeking to implement a new mortar manufacturing process to provide improved weapons at a lower cost.

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96th Test Group brings ‘R2-D2′ to life

Posted January 23, 2015 by SrA. Daniel Liddicoet

Courtesy photograph A Rear Cockpit Pallet is mounted in the back of a T-38 Talon Jan. 13, 2015 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The project to build the RCP began from a need to design a platform that could serve to perform high dynamic testing of new GPS technology inside the 56 year-old T-38…

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British reserve squadron celebrates 100 years

Posted February 13, 2015 by Jet Fabara

For a squadron with heraldry dating as far back as 1915 and being stationed out of multiple foreign locations during World Wars I and II, the Royal Air Force 17 (Reserve) Squadron recently celebrated their centenary Feb. 9, 2015.

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Navy lays keel for PCU Colorado

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The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit Colorado (SSN 788) at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Quonset Point, R.I., March 7.

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Polar Growl strengthens allied interoperability, bomber navigation skills

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Two pairs of B-52 Stratofortresses completed simultaneous, round-trip sorties from their U.S. bases of Minot Air Force Base, N.D., and Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to the Arctic and North Sea regions, respectively, April 3.

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New AF maintenance technology keeps aging tankers flying

Posted April 29, 2015 by SSgt. Benjamin W. Stratton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bmJ6hf8TJmg The 92nd Maintenance Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., now uses a new technologically advanced parts fabrication machine extending the life of one of the Air Force’s oldest airframes — the KC-135 Stratotanker. “Our shop is consistently working on procuring technologically advanced machines, tools and equipment within our budget limitations,” said Tech. Sgt….

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