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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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President urges national moment of remembrance on Memorial Day

Posted  May 27, 2016

DOD photograph by PO1 Daniel Hinton President Barack Obama bows his head after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015. In issuing his Memorial Day proclamation yesterday, President Barack Obama urged all Americans to observe a National Moment of…

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DOD aims to save $1.9 billion through HQ restructuring

Posted  May 27, 2016

The Defense Department is restructuring its headquarters staffs as it looks to save $1.9 billion in a 25 percent reduction of costs.

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News Briefs – May 27, 2016

Posted  May 27, 2016

Navy: Two fighter jets collide off NC coast RALEIGH, N.C.–Two Navy jet fighters collided off the coast of North Carolina during a routine training mission May 26, sending four people to the hospital, officials said. The F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters, based in Virginia Beach, Va., collided about 10:40 a.m. off the coast of Cape…

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Headlines – May 27, 2016

Posted  May 27, 2016

News Navy aircrew recovered, receiving treatment after two Super Hornets crash – Two pilots and two flight officers whose jets crashed off the coast of North Carolina May 26 were recovered and are receiving medical attention, according to a Thursday release from Naval Air Force Atlantic.     Business Boeing’s KC-46A tanker braces for another…

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GA-ASI, CBP successfully test airborne detect, avoid system aboard Guardian

Posted  June 1, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced June 1 the successful operational testing of a Detect and Avoid system including GA-ASI’s Due Regard Radar aboard a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Guardian Unmanned Aircraft System, a maritime variant of GA-ASI’s Predator® B RPA. The DAA system also includes Honeywell’s Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System…

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