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NASA Armstrong successfully flies new subscale aircraft

The Subscale Research Lab at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California recently introduced a not-so-small MicroCub, a 60-percent-scale super cub modified by Armstrong to support engineering campaigns focused on the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System.

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National Defense Strategy drives Air Force budget

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations about the Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget in Washington, D.C., March 14, 2018.

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Budget flexibility, Congress’ support can help Army modernize

The Army is grateful for increases offered in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, said the service's secretary, but added greater flexibility on how to use that money is needed to make the best use of it.

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Air Force, NATO works to address pilot shortage

The shortage of pilots in the Air Force has been well documented, but the United States isn’t the only member of NATO looking for more people to fill seats.

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SOFIA return to flight delayed

NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, remains in Hamburg, Germany, to address a repair that was discovered during a routine inspection and repair cycle, known as a C-Check.

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Travis tests lasers to fight corrosion

Posted  March 14, 2018

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Amber Carter Airman 1st Class Levi Gordon, 60th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance, uses a Clean Laser 1000 to remove paint from a sheet of metal March 7 at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The 1000-watt laser can remove paint and corrosion. It reduces the waste created from sanding…

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Three amazing female pilots break barriers

Posted  April 7, 2017

Other than at the Los Angeles County Air Show, nowhere in the world will you find four impressive Aeronautical History Panels.

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Sequestration poses biggest threat to readiness, military leaders say

Posted  March 16, 2016

The biggest challenge to the military’s readiness is sequestration, military leaders said March 15 on Capitol Hill. Sequestration is a provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011 that imposes across-the-board spending cuts if Congress and the White House cannot agree on more targeted cuts aimed at reducing the budget deficit. The uncertain and restrictive…

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Predator C Avenger flies with MS-177 long-range sensor

Posted  June 13, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced June 13 the successful flight tests of Predator® C Avenger®, equipped with a MS-177 Electro-optical/Infrared sensor manufactured by UTC Aerospace Systems. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. MS-177, an advanced sensor in UTC’s SYERS family of sensors,…

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Growlers soar with B-1Bs around Ellsworth AFB

Posted  July 20, 2016

Navy EA-18G Growlers have joined B-1B Lancers during the past several weeks in the skies around Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., for electronic attack training.

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