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SBIR project results in robotic technology for F-22 intake coating restoration process

Robotic technology developed through the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program will soon make the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets more efficient for aircraft maintenance personnel during depot maintenance at Hill AFB, Utah.

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‘Third arm’ may lessen Soldier’s burden, increase lethality

Future ground troops may one day have a "third arm" device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks.

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Stratcom: Integrating space with other warfare domains key to deterrence

Deterring and waging war successfully depends on integrating all domains of warfare, including the space domain, the deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command said during a space security conference in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.

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Small quadcopter test is first on active Air Force taxiway

An unusual aircraft went through its motions on the Edwards Air Force Base flightline March 16 when a small quadcopter equipped with a camera took to the sky to perform a visual inspection of a B-52 Stratofortress.

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AFTC commander visits new F-22 facilities

Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, dropped by the 411th Flight Test Squadron March 16, 2017, as part of his monthly visits with different units on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


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Defense

Boeing, Travis partner for KC-46A testing

Posted  March 20, 2017

A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus team conducted testing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., from March 7-10, 2017. This testing was a combined effort between Boeing Test and Evaluation, and the Detachment 1, 418th Flight Test Squadron, which are co-located at the Boeing Facility in Seattle.

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Business

Lockheed Martin to deliver world record-setting 60kW Laser to U.S. Army

Posted  March 20, 2017

Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army.  In testing earlier this month, the Lockheed Martin laser produced a single beam of 58 kW, representing a world record for a laser of this type. The Lockheed Martin team met all contractual deliverables…

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While Trump talks tough, U.S. quietly cutting nuclear force

Posted  March 20, 2017

The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. The reductions are nearing completion despite President Donald Trump’s argument that the treaty gives Moscow an unfair advantage in nuclear firepower. The reduction to 400…

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Veterans

Vets 4 Veterans introduces veterans to art

Posted  March 20, 2017

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Artist Steve Ponting and Ramon Ramirez teach art classes for Vets 4 Veterans during a 10-week series. Even those who never thought they were interested in art said that thinking about colors, shapes and the fellowship, is a great way to soothe the mind. More than an art classes, artists…

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Defense

Army demonstrates integration of laser weapon on combat vehicle

Posted  March 20, 2017

Army photograph MEHEL is a laser testbed on a Stryker armored fighting vehicle chassis and serves as a platform for research and development. MEHEL 2.0 is an improved version of the original MEHEL with a laser upgraded from 2kW to 5kW. U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command team members are laser…

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