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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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Countdown to Launch: WorldView-4 Earth imaging satellite arrives at Vandenberg for launch

Posted  July 29, 2016

After a more than 250-mile road trip in a cleanroom-on-wheels, Lockheed Martin delivered DigitalGlobe’s (NYSE: DGI) WorldView-4 satellite to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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Defense

F-15 unit tests new game-changing processor

Posted  July 29, 2016

The Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., completed an historic test mission July 8 on an aircraft system that will enhance the life and lethality of the F-15.

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Marine Corps warplane crashes in California, killing pilot

Posted  July 29, 2016

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.–Marine Corps F/A-18C warplane crashed in the California desert and the pilot was killed, the service said July 29. The jet went down around 10:30 p.m., July 28 during a training mission in the vicinity of Twentynine Palms, according to a statement from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, the aircraft’s San Diego-area base….

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Navy names destroyer for Medal of Honor recipient

Posted  July 29, 2016

In a ceremony at Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., July 28, 2016, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 124, will be named Harvey C. Barnum Jr. in honor of the retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War. Barnum also served…

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UTC Aerospace Systems advanced technology to measure health of aircraft

Posted  July 29, 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., is releasing its new Pulse™ Health Monitoring System, a lightweight, scalable vehicle health management system designed to enable real-time evaluation of an aircraft’s condition.   Pulse™ HMS uses a remote sensor interface, diagnostic and prognostic analytics software modules, and wireless communication capability to perform data collection…

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