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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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New facility shows path to future Army training

Posted  November 30, 2015

A team of soldiers and civilians is hammering plywood together and adding off-the-shelf electronics to demonstrate ideas for a new generation of Army training capabilities.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne completes Centennial AJ60 solid rocket booster

Posted  November 30, 2015

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., announced Nov. 30 it has completed its 100th deliverable Solid Rocket Booster, AJ60, for United Launch Alliance in support of the Atlas V launch vehicle program. “This is a tremendous milestone – not just for Aerojet Rocketdyne but for our team of engineers and production personnel…

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Navy delivers first APKWS units to Jordan

Posted  November 30, 2015

Navy photograph A UH-1Y helicopter fires an Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System. The Navy and industry partner BAE Systems recently shipped 110 Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System units to Jordan for integration on its CASA CN-235 light gunship aircraft. Jordan is the first international partner to receive APKWS, a laser-guided rocket that can destroy targets…

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Headlines – November 25, 2015

Posted  November 25, 2015

News: Houston, you may have a problem – In the battle to create a reusable rocket, Jeff Bezos has just dealt Elon Musk’s SpaceX a magnificent and unexpected blow.     Business: U.S. approves $1.2 billion Global Hawk Sale to Japan – The U.S. Department of State has approved a potential sale of three Northrop…

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News Briefs – November 25, 2015

Posted  November 25, 2015

Australia leader talks down prospect of U.S.-led army in Syria There is no support among world leaders for the prospect of a U.S.-led army in Iraq and Syria to take back ground from Islamic State militants, Australia’s prime minister said Nov. 24. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a speech to Parliament on national security…

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