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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

From the earliest days of flight, airmen strived to set or exceed new altitude, speed, and distance records. The USAF has fostered new technologies resulting in sometimes exponential improvements in these and other areas.

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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Cassini spacecraft ends historic exploration of Saturn

A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.

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Supervised autonomy the goal in Army aviation, says major general

With all of the publicity surrounding autonomous cars in America, people might wonder if autonomous aircraft or unmanned aerial systems are to follow, particularly in the military.

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Defense, academia test systems for GPS denial

Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as reference, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.


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Headlines – September 8, 2017

Posted  September 8, 2017

News Explosion at Bagram Airfield injures multiple personnel – An explosion outside an entry control point at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan Sept. 6 has resulted in multiple casualties, U.S. Forces Afghanistan said.     Business Rafael to offer Spike missile in Eastern European vehicle tenders – With a number of Eastern European nations aiming to…

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News Briefs – September 8, 2017

Posted  September 8, 2017

U.S. says drone strike kills 3 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia A U.S. military drone strike has killed three members of the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said Sept. 6. The airstrike was carried out the morning of Sept. 5 local time in the Bay region, about 75 kilometers (45 miles) west…

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Army to rapidly procure reusable shoulder-fired weapon system

Posted  September 8, 2017

Used on battlefields around the world since 1991, the M3 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System, or MAAWS, has seen several iterations.

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California Guard Heads Out to Fight Fires, Assist With Hurricane Irma

Posted  September 8, 2017

California National Guard photograph About 350 California National Guard soldiers train at Camp Roberts, California, led by about 50 experienced California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighters. The soldiers were divided into 12 hand crews and were led through six stations where they practiced digging trenches, chopping logs and cutting fire lines with hand…

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Point Mugu Sea Range fields new capability

Posted  September 8, 2017

This summer, the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of Southern California adopted a new directed energy test atmospherics-based system that might be a game-changer in their ability to measure and predict weather conditions on the range, a critical factor in supporting the test and development of weapons systems.

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