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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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Cyber Command deputy details formation of Cyber Mission Force

Posted  June 24, 2016

The deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command detailed the command’s efforts to build capabilities and capacity in the Cyber Mission Force during his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee June 22, 2016.

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AR1 testing underway at NASA’s Stennis Space Center

Posted  June 24, 2016

Aerojet Rocketdyne achieved full-power during a critical preburner test series at NASA’s Stennis Space Center earlier this month. The test series successfully verified key preburner injector design parameters for the company’s AR1 engine that is being designed to end use of Russian engines for national security space launches. Aerojet Rocketdyne is a subsidiary of Aerojet…

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772nd innovation team creates mobile, reconfigurable cockpit

Posted  June 24, 2016

There's an old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention."

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News Briefs – June 24, 2016

Posted  June 24, 2016

Interview: NATO military chief says national forces key BYDGOSZCZ, Poland–NATO’s top military officer says the alliance’s upcoming summit should send a message to member states that the prime responsibility of defending their countries lies with their national troops. Gen. Petr Pavel, chairman of NATO’s Military Committee, said June 23 that the alliance has the “strength…

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Headlines – June 24, 2016

Posted  June 24, 2016

News After Brexit, what next for defense? – Britain plunged into the unknown last night when voters opted to take the country out of the European Union, leaving analysts and officials to wonder what the decision means for the defense sector.   Is the Cold War restarting in space? – Russia has made a submission…

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