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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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LONGBOW LLC receives $89 million contract for Apache radar upgrades

Posted  July 14, 2016

The U.S. Army awarded the LONGBOW Limited Liability Company an $89.8 million contract to upgrade the Apache attack helicopter’s LONGBOW Fire Control Radar. The LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.  The contract includes the production of 84 Radar Electronics Units as well as software upgrades. Production at Lockheed Martin’s…

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Carter offers details on troop deployment, Iraq campaign

Posted  July 14, 2016

DOD photograph by PO1 Tim D. Godbee Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with service members during a troop event in Baghdad, July 11, 2016. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and one of his senior commanders offered some details about the role of the 560 additional U.S. troops the Defense Department announced yesterday will deploy to Iraq…

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Boeing, Airbus offer rosy outlooks for aircraft demand

Posted  July 14, 2016

Boeing and Airbus offered upbeat forecasts July 11 for the aircraft market over the next 20 years, trying to tamp down worries that a long boom in plane-making could be ending. The world’s top plane makers see demand driven by a growth in travel, especially in Asia, leading to a doubling of the world’s aircraft…

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Scout snipers, Marines with VMM-164 conduct initial fast-rope training

Posted  July 14, 2016

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 164 “Knightriders” supported initial fast-rope training with scout snipers of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016.

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U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $291 million for AIM-9X

Posted  July 14, 2016

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $291 million contract award for production of the AIM-9X Sidewinder® missile, one of the most advanced infrared-tracking, short-range, air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles in the world. The contract is for All Up Round Tactical Full Rate Production Lot 16 of the Block II missiles for the U.S. Navy, Air…

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