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Avionics technician saves time, money with F-16 innovations

The success of the Air Force isn’t determined by those with stars on their shoulders, but by the Airmen on the frontlines, who strive to create innovative new processes to execute the mission more effectively.

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Army finds promise in durable material for future Soldier combat helmets

Army and MIT researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves under attack by rapid impact.

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AFRL Fuels & Energy enables future of flight

Besides the octane rating and price, most drivers probably don’t think too much about the fuel they put in their cars. And, with modern engines and normal driving conditions, that’s probably OK for the mass majority.

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Allies in the sky

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport refueled an B-52 Stratofortress from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in the skies over California this past September.

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Another chance to put your name on Mars

When it lands on Mars in November of 2018, NASA's InSight lander will be carrying several science instruments -- along with hundreds of thousands of names from members of the public.


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Boeing, Air India celebrate airline’s 125th delivery

Posted  October 13, 2017

Boeing and Air India Oct. 11 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s 125th airplane from Boeing. The airplane is the 27th 787-8 Dreamliner for the national carrier. “Boeing airplanes are, and always have been, the foundation of Air India’s fleet, providing us with the very best in economics, fuel efficiency, flexibility and passenger comfort,” said Rajiv…

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Another chance to put your name on Mars

Posted  October 13, 2017

When it lands on Mars in November of 2018, NASA's InSight lander will be carrying several science instruments -- along with hundreds of thousands of names from members of the public.

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Vet Briefs October 13

Posted  October 13, 2017

Remains of Massachusetts airman lost in WWII identified The remains of a U.S. Army Air Forces officer who went missing after a bombing run over northern Italy in World War II are coming home. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of 2nd Lt. Richard M. Horwitz, of Brookline, will be buried Oct. 15…

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Headlines – October 11, 2017

Posted  October 11, 2017

News North Korean hackers Stole U.S.-South Korean military plans, lawmaker says – North Korean hackers stole a vast cache of data, including classified wartime contingency plans jointly drawn by the United States and South Korea, when they breached the computer network of the South Korean military last year, a South Korean lawmaker said Oct. 10….

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News Briefs – October 11, 2017

Posted  October 11, 2017

UK’s BAE to cut some 2,000 defense industry jobs British defense company BAE Systems said Oct. 10 it is cutting almost 2,000 jobs in its military, maritime and intelligence services amid a slowdown in orders for its Typhoon fighter jets. CEO Charles Woodburn said in a statement that the cuts are necessary to “align our…

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