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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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Command Sgt. Maj. Davenport cites ‘revolutionary changes’ for NCOs

Posted  February 17, 2017

Army photograph by Master Sgt. Crista Mary Mack Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command command sergeant major, shared some innovative changes to the U.S. Army’s noncommissioned officers career paths via TRADOC at a town hall in Wiesbaden, Germany. “What we are really facing right now is a moment in our…

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Emerging Technologies CTF conducts its first test

Posted  February 17, 2017

The newly-formed Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force completed its first test high above Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 13, 2017.

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Northrop Grumman, RAF demonstrate enhanced airborne communications interoperability

Posted  February 17, 2017

Northrop Grumman and Britain’s Royal Air Force have successfully completed a communications interoperability trial involving both F-35B Lightning II and Typhoon FGR4 aircraft, via an Airborne Gateway developed by Northrop Grumman. The two-week trial, named Babel Fish III, funded by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), was recently conducted in airspace above the upper Mojave Desert,…

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Subscale glider could assist in weather studies, prediction

Posted  February 17, 2017

More accurate, immediate and economical information on severe weather phenomenon like hurricanes could one day be available thanks to the Weather Hazard Alert and Awareness Technology Radiation Radiosonde (WHAATRR) Glider.

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Child care delays, unemployed spouses still major concerns, Dailey tells Congress

Posted  February 17, 2017

Army photograph by Sean Kimmons Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey speaks about the Army’s child care backlog while he testifies in front of the Senate Armed Forces Committee’s personnel subcommittee on Capitol Hill Feb. 14, 2017. Access to quality child care is an essential benefit for service members with children, especially for those…

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