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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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Headlines – February 27, 2017

Posted  February 27, 2017

News Why a few American Marines in Taiwan pose so many problems for China-U.S. ties – U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to deploy Marines at a U.S. representative’s office in Taiwan is yet another challenge to Beijing’s most cherished one-China principle. It follows a string of recent controversial actions from Trump, including his phone call…

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News Briefs – February 27, 2017

Posted  February 27, 2017

Iran begins navy drill off Strait of Hormuz as U.S. warily observes Iran’s navy began an annual drill Feb. 26 near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, state television reported. The TV report quoted navy chief Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying the two-day maneuver…

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NASA kicks off study to add crew to first flight of Orion, SLS

Posted  February 27, 2017

NASA is assessing the feasibility of adding a crew to the first integrated flight of the agency’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1.

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Raytheon demonstrates first ever geolocation capability for radar warning receiver Single-ship

Posted  February 27, 2017

Raytheon demonstrated, in a recent flight test, single-ship geolocation capability for the ALR-69A(V), a first for any radar warning receiver. The AN/ALR-69A(V) — the world’s first all-digital radar warning receiver — enhances aircrew survivability, providing “sensors forward” situational awareness at lower costs than competing systems through simple software modifications. “Adding single-ship geolocation capability to a…

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Air Force prepares for all MQ-9 force

Posted  February 27, 2017

For the past 21 years the Air Force has flown the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator in combat, and for the last 10, the MQ-9 Reaper.

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