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World View successfully flight tests groundbreaking altitude control technology

Long-duration stratospheric research missions could allow scientists to collect vast amounts of data continuously for their payloads. Such missions could benefit NASA by maturing future space technology as well as allowing for Earth observations, such as storm monitoring and forest fire tracking.

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AFRL developing AgilePod ‘family’ to augment sensing grid

Building on the recent success of AgilePod ‘1.0,’ Air Force Research Laboratory engineers have embarked on a new “mini” AgilePod effort to increase the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities of the platform by decreasing the footprint of the sensing ‘lab in the sky.’

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NASA technology may reduce airframe noise during landing

NASA has concluded a flight test series to investigate technologies that may significantly reduce airframe noise for communities near airports. The flights, which gathered data that will be used to examine the acoustic benefits of two NASA aeronautical technologies, were completed in October.

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AFRL, Harvard researchers invent method of 3-D printing for flexible electronics

It is often said that ‘two heads are better than one;’ for the Air Force, leveraging the expertise and insights of academia has led to advances in materials development and processing destined to be a game changer for the future fight.

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Avionics technician saves time, money with F-16 innovations

The success of the Air Force isn’t determined by those with stars on their shoulders, but by the Airmen on the frontlines, who strive to create innovative new processes to execute the mission more effectively.

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Lockheed Martin delivering next-gen Apache sensor systems under new U.S. Army contract

Posted  October 9, 2017

Lockheed Martin has received $337 million in orders to supply Apache Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (MTADS/PNVS) systems and services to the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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2 soldiers killed, 6 hurt in SC when hit by military vehicle

Posted  October 7, 2017

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — Military officials say two soldiers are dead and six are hurt after a military vehicle struck them while they were in formation at an Army base in South Carolina. Fort Jackson officials say two of the six soldiers injured Friday afternoon were in critical condition and all of the soldiers…

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Headlines – October 6, 2017

Posted  October 6, 2017

News Three Green Berets killed in Niger, 2 others injured in attack – A joint American and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger, officials at U.S. Africa Command confirmed Oct. 4.     Business Airbus defense unit freezes capex, may miss cash goals: memo – Airbus Defence and Space has frozen capital…

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Oct. 14, 1947: Breaking barriers, and a rib or two….

Posted  October 6, 2017

The anniversary of the first manned supersonic flight comes around every year on Oct. 14.

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SecAF addresses air and space innovation

Posted  October 6, 2017

Air Force photograph by Wayne A. Clark Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017. Wilson highlighted the need to invest in our Airmen, readiness, modernization and the future of space operations. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the…

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