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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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U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics $116 million for Virginia payload module development

Posted  July 6, 2016

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $116 million contract modification for the continued development of the Virginia Payload Module. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The VPM will comprise four large-diameter payload tubes in a new hull section to be inserted in Virginia-class submarines, boosting strike capacity by 230…

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Northrop Grumman team receives DOD Nunn-Perry Award

Posted  July 6, 2016

Northrop Grumman has received the Nunn-Perry Award from the Department of Defense for outstanding achievement in the Mentor-Protégé Program. The award was given to the team of Northrop Grumman and Davidson Technologies Inc., a woman-owned small business providing engineering, technical and management solutions for defense, aerospace and commercial customers. The mentor-protégé agreement was signed under…

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Hello Jupiter: Lockheed Martin-built Juno spacecraft placed into orbit

Posted  July 6, 2016

After a five-year, 1.76-billion-mile journey, NASA’s Juno spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, was placed into a large, elliptical polar orbit around Jupiter July 4.

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First U.S. Air Force F-35A takes overseas flight to England

Posted  July 6, 2016

The Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team accomplished America’s first transatlantic flight in an F-35A Lightning II, with refueling support from a KC-10 Extender, when it touched down at RAF Fairfield, England, June 30, 2016. This historic flight, which brought the team to England from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., was a first for not…

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Knight forecasts aerospace future, awards medals

Posted  July 6, 2016

The Antelope Valley congressman who sits on both the House Armed Services and Aerospace committees forecasts that like a future with driverless cars, the day will come in this century when air travel for commercial travel is performed by pilotless aircraft.

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