Featured Headlines

Air Force photograph Defense

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.

army-arm1 Defense

‘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.

United Launch Alliance photograph Defense

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.

eafb-drone4 Local

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.

eafb-aftc Local

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.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

bae-typhoon
Business

Successful Brimstone weapon integration flight trials continue for Typhoon

Posted  March 15, 2017

A further series of flight trials of Eurofighter Typhoon with the low-collateral, high precision MBDA Brimstone air-to-surface weapon have been successfully completed at BAE Systems’ site in Warton, Lancashire, England. The trials are part of ongoing development work on the Phase 3 Enhancement (P3E) package for Typhoon, which will also deliver further sensor and mission…

Full Story »

af-female-pilot
Salutes & Awards

Female pilot follows in mother’s boot steps

Posted  March 15, 2017

With childlike wonder she watched as her mother pulled on a pair of combat boots. She witnessed her mother forge forward, knocking down walls that once stood to stall female progression. In the wake of that advancement, there was a maneuverable route the young girl could use to reach her own future goals.

Full Story »

eafb-F35b
Local

Ogden ALC completes F-35 milestone

Posted  March 15, 2017

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd Air Force F-35 test pilot, Lt. Col. Kevin “Sonar” Hall, departs Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on a functional check flight March 9 in a Navy F-35C Lightning II. The Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Ogden, Utah, accomplished another “first” in support of the F-35 Lightning II program….

Full Story »

Business

Raytheon developing cross domain communication and engagement network for U.S. Navy

Posted  March 15, 2017

The U.S. Office of Naval Research recently awarded Raytheon an $11.8 million contract to develop networking technologies enabling greater sensor interconnectivity and enhancing integrated fires capabilities for Naval operations. Communications and Interoperability for Integrated Fires, or CIIF, will advance situational awareness for force-wide integrated air and missile defense. New and existing ships, planes, UAVs and…

Full Story »

aerospace-days
Local

SoCal Aerospace Days slated for March 20-24

Posted  March 15, 2017

The Southern California Aerospace Council has launched the inaugural “Southern California Aerospace Days” meant to highlight the aerospace and defense industry’s vital economic impact on our regional economy. Throughout the week, the SCAC and its partners will feature networking receptions, elected official meet and greets, open houses, a startup “pitch” event, and resolutions by local…

Full Story »