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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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Original stator replaced at AEDC Propulsion Wind Tunnel Facility

Posted  May 23, 2016

The Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility at AEDC is known for its four powerful motors and having the world's most horsepower on a horizontal shaft for its compressors.

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Raytheon begins delivery of railgun pulse power containers

Posted  May 23, 2016

Raytheon has begun deliveries of pulse power containers in support of the U.S. Navy's Railgun program.

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Lockheed Martin delivers NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft to launch site

Posted  May 23, 2016

NASA's asteroid sampling spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, took an across-country journey of about 1,600 miles before it launches on its 509 million mile journey to the asteroid Bennu.

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News Briefs – May 23, 2016

Posted  May 23, 2016

Israeli defense minister steps down Israel’s defense minister officially stepped down May 22, capping a tumultuous week of politics that is expected to replace the former military chief with an inexperienced hard-liner in the sensitive post. Moshe Yaalon’s departure cleared the way for Avigdor Lieberman, one of Israel’s most polarizing politicians, to take over as…

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Headlines – May 23, 2016

Posted  May 23, 2016

News In historic move, U.S. lifts arms sales embargo to Vietnam – The Obama administration announced May 23 that the United States would fully lift a longstanding U.S. arms sales embargo to Vietnam, a decision that reflects growing concerns about China’s military clout and illustrates the warming bilateral ties between the former enemies.    …

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