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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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Defense

‘Mad scientists’ discuss emerging tech as Army releases strategy on robots

Posted  March 10, 2017

In the not too distant future, Army leaders believe, war will be far more complex, calling upon Soldiers to engage enemies in multiple domains simultaneously. A 30-page strategy, which was released Wednesday, outlines five objectives to guide the technology that will ensure those Soldiers can survive and succeed in such an environment.

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Space

NRO orbits twin surveillance satellites

Posted  March 10, 2017

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 lifted off right on schedule at 9:49:51 a.m. March 1, carrying a secret satellite payload into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 earns FAA certification

Posted  March 10, 2017

Boeing announced March 9 that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the 737 MAX 8 airplane for commercial service. Boeing is now in the final stages of preparing for the first 737 MAX 8 delivery to customers in the coming months. To earn certification for the 737 MAX 8, Boeing undertook a comprehensive…

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Exploring the unseen with augmented reality

Posted  March 10, 2017

What if you could see virtual antenna polar patterns superimposed on aircraft or the effects of electromagnetic interference?

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Pacific mission demonstrates C-5M upgrades

Posted  March 10, 2017

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm Senior Airman Elias Wilson, 22nd Airlift Squadron, offloads cargo with Airmen from the 730th Air Mobility Squadron after arriving to Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 5, 2017. The team worked together to offload nearly 50,000 pounds of various cargo. A C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft from the 22nd…

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