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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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Read thy word: Desert Christian celebrated Read Across America with the help of some very special guests

Posted  March 20, 2017

“For nothing can bring pleasure to a room, like a big ol’ skunk and a bird named KaBoom!” Each year, on March 2 – the birday of Dr. Seuss — an estimated 45 million students, parents, teachers and caring citizens participate in National Read Across America Day. “A book can take you anywhere. If you…

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Headlines – March 15, 2017

Posted  March 15, 2017

News Trump gives CIA new authority for drone strikes – President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal reported March 13, citing U.S. officials.   Moscow moves to absorb rebel Georgian region’s military – Russian President Vladimir Putin March 14 ordered…

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News Briefs – March 15, 2017

Posted  March 15, 2017

Kosovo’s president seeks NATO support for creating army Kosovo’s president has called on NATO to support the transformation of its security force into a regular army with heavy weaponry. President Hashim Thaci sent a draft law to parliament last week seeking approval to form a regular army. The move was immediately denounced by Serbian leaders,…

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Lockheed Martin Canada delivers high fidelity combat system trainer to Royal New Zealand Navy

Posted  March 15, 2017

Completing the first major delivery under the New Zealand ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade Project, prime systems integrator Lockheed Martin Canada and Chief of Navy Rear Adm. John Martin have officially opened the New Zealand ANZAC combat system trainer. The combat system trainer was delivered ahead of schedule to the Maritime Warfare Training Centre at the Royal…

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NASA study confirms biofuels reduce jet engine pollution

Posted  March 15, 2017

Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment.

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