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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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Around the Air Force: July 26

Posted  July 29, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the chief of staff of the Air Force and chief master sergeant of the Air Force address basic allowance for housing concerns, Airmen partner with Kenyans to provide aid, and weapons loaders load missiles internally and externally on an F-35A Lightning II.

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30th Merlin MK2 helicopter delivered to UK Ministry of Defence

Posted  July 29, 2016

Lockheed Martin UK joined representatives from the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence for a ceremony to mark the handover of the final airframe at Leonardo’s facility in Yeovil, England. For the last 10 years, employees from both Lockheed Martin and Leonardo have been involved in the design, development and manufacture of the Merlin…

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Raytheon to service Swiss radar warning receiver

Posted  July 29, 2016

Raytheon has signed its first commercial performance based logistics contract with RUAG Switzerland Ltd., a five-year agreement to service the ALR-67(V)3, an advanced digital radar warning receiver, for the Swiss government. The ALR-67(V)3 warns F-18 pilots of potentially hostile activities, offering real-time situational awareness. “A PBL is like a service contract you’d buy with a…

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Lockheed Martin delivers final MH-60R Seahawk U.S. Navy for Royal Australian Navy

Posted  July 29, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin delivers 24th, and final, MH-60R Seahawk® helicopter destined for the Royal Australian Navy. Lockheed Martin has delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R Seahawk® helicopter to the U.S. Navy in support of the Navy’s Foreign Military Sales program with the Royal Australian Navy. The milestone delivery took place during a July…

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Boeing posts rare quarterly loss, mulls phasing out 747

Posted  July 29, 2016

Boeing, absorbing billions in write-downs related to two of its newest commercial jets and a military fuel tanker, reported its first quarterly loss in nearly seven years. Yet revenue for the Chicago aerospace giant rose 1 percent to $24.8 billion, and company shares rose steadily before the opening bell Julyi 27. Charges totaling $3 billion…

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