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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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Meeting of the minds – Innovation team hears energy-saving proposal

Posted  September 30, 2016

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit THINK TANK: Members of the 412th Test Wing Innovation Team discuss a proposal involving solar-powered attic fans that could reduce energy costs at Edwards. The team met Sept. 23, 2016, in the Innovation Center, which is located on the bottom floor of the dining facility. The 412th Test Wing…

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Seventh annual Naval Engagement Activity begins in Da Nang

Posted  September 30, 2016

The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam People's navy kicked off the 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity Vietnam with a welcome ceremony at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang, Sept. 28.

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Headlines – September 28, 2016

Posted  September 28, 2016

News Marine Corps may replace ‘The Few, The Proud’ as its recruiting slogan – The Marine Corps has always been an elite fighting force, but it may have outgrown its current recruiting slogan, “The Few. The Proud. The Marines.”     Business DARPA picks BAE’s smart handheld EW sensor – BAE Systems has been awarded…

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News Briefs – September 28, 2016

Posted  September 28, 2016

EU presses ahead with military plans, UK opposes any EU army European Union nations pressed ahead Sept. 27 with plans to boost military cooperation as Britain vowed to oppose the creation of an EU army or headquarters. With Britain leaving the EU, France and Germany have been spearheading moves to boost Europe’s capacity to run…

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Lockheed Martin conducts first underwater UAV launch from unmanned underwater vehicle

Posted  September 28, 2016

Lockheed Martin image Lockheed Martin successfully launched Vector Hawk (left), a small, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), on command from the Marlin MK2 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV, at right) during a cross-domain command and control event hosted by the U.S. Navy. In a testament to the versatility and adaptability that its unmanned systems bring to complex…

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