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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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Lockheed Martin’s Sniper ATP continues platform expansion with Eurofighter Typhoon

Posted  September 28, 2016

Lockheed Martin has received a direct commercial sale contract for the integration of Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods onto the Eurofighter Typhoon swing-role fighter. The contract, signed with Eurofighter partner company Leonardo Aircraft, includes 18 pods, integration and logistics support for the Kuwait Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon. The Eurofighter Typhoon is the ninth aircraft platform to…

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Headlines – September 26, 2016

Posted  September 26, 2016

News F-35A catches fire at Mountain Home Air Force Base – An F-35A caught fire during an exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, the Air Force confirmed to Defense News.     Business CACI awarded $77 million special operations contract – CACI has been awarded a $77 million contract to provide communications for…

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News Briefs – September 26, 2016

Posted  September 26, 2016

F-35 from Arizona base catches fire during engine start Authorities say an F-35A fighter jet from Arizona caught fire during an engine start at an Air Force Base in Idaho. Officials at Luke Air Force Base in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale say a “ground emergency” occurred about 9:30 a.m., Sept. 23 as the aircraft…

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MQ-4C Triton UAS completes critical milestone to expand Navy’s maritime domain awareness

Posted  September 26, 2016

Following a successful Milestone Decision Authority led review, the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system obtained positive Milestone C low-rate initial production approval.

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US, Japan rescue squadrons save downed pilot

Posted  September 26, 2016

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Stepehn G. Eigel Capt. Zack Martin, a 33rd Rescue Squadron pilot, was part of the team that rescued a Marine pilot after he ejected from his AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet Sept. 22, 2016, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. The pilot ejected safely from his aircraft and was rescued…

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