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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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Sikorsky delivers 1000th H-60M Black Hawk to U.S. Army

Posted  October 17, 2016

Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company, delivered the 1,000th H-60M Black Hawk helicopter to the U.S. Army in an Oct. 13 ceremony held in Stratford, Conn. The event was attended by distinguished guests from the U.S. Army, government officials, the Defense Contracting Management Agency, industry suppliers, and Lockheed Martin employees. Speakers included Brig. Gen. Robert L….

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AAG traps first fly-in

Posted  October 17, 2016

Advanced Arresting Gear completes a first-of-its-kind recovery of an F/A-18E Super Hornet at the Runway Arrested Landing Site in Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 13.

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Northrop Grumman unveils new digital, two-axis rate sensor in miniature, low-cost package

Posted  October 17, 2016

Northrop Grumman has delivered the first production unit of its new LRS-2003 two-axis rate sensor. The first application of the LRS-2003 will be to stabilize a mast-mounted sensor suite for a ground vehicle. Derived from the successful LRS-200X family of rate sensors, the LRS-2003 is the smallest two-axis rate sensor in Northrop Grumman’s portfolio and…

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 14

Posted  October 17, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the Air Force Research Laboratory has developed a new flexible lithium-ion battery, Airmen bring humanitarian aid to Hurricane Matthew victims in Haiti and the Air Force is looking to develop new anti-icing technology

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15 years later: First Airmen in Afghanistan reflect on initial entry

Posted  October 17, 2016

On Oct. 14, 2001, the rubble of the twin towers was still smoldering and rescue crews continued working through the devastation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when special tactics set out help liberate the Afghanistan people, alongside U.S. Army Special Forces teams and Afghan Northern Alliance fighters.

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