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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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Headlines – August 12, 2016

Posted  August 12, 2016

News Pentagon acknowledges U.S. ground forces supporting ISIS fight in Libya – The Pentagon acknowledged Aug 8 that a “small number” of U.S. forces are going in and out of Libya in support of an expanded air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.     Business Lockheed-Elbit team joins British tank-upgrade competition…

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 12

Posted  August 15, 2016

On this look around the Air Force, the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force discuss the budget and operations during the State of the Air Force; the B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Straotofortress make history in Guam; and U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa…

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Lockheed Martin to bring Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense to latest U.S., Korea, Japan destroyers

Posted  August 15, 2016

Navy photograph by PO3 Holly L. Herline Aegis ships USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), USS Shoup (DDG 86), Japan’s Chokai (DDG 176), the Republic of Korea’s Sejung The Great (DDG 991) and Gang Gam Chan (DDH 979) steam in formation during exercise Pacific Dragon 2016 in June. Pacific Dragon is a trilateral Ballistic Missile…

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Navy accepts delivery of future USS Detroit

Posted  August 15, 2016

The Navy accepted delivery of future USS Detroit (LCS 7) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Aug. 12, 2016.

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Raytheon shows U.S. Army the future of missile defense

Posted  August 15, 2016

Raytheon has given the U.S. Army a look into the future of missile defense technology, as the company provided its comprehensive vision for the next generation of air and missile defense radar. The information was supplied to the Army as part of its process to define the requirements for a future Lower Tier Air and…

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