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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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Sikorsky presents Winged-S Rescue Award to Bristow S-92® helicopter crew

Posted  September 13, 2017

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, Sept. 12 presented Bristow Helicopters Limited with the Sikorsky Winged-S Rescue Award in recognition of a recent life-saving mission in the North Atlantic.

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Seymour Johnson awarded KC-46A Pegasus

Posted  September 13, 2017

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., is officially designated as the next destination for the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus Aerial Refueling Tanker.

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Skunk Works’ Project Hunter enables total battlespace awareness at remote Northern Edge Exercise

Posted  September 13, 2017

PALMDALE, Calif.—In support of the U.S. Air Force’s vision for seamless integration across its aircraft, ground and space systems, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® participated in the Northern Edge military exercise to show how open systems architecture enables unprecedented battlespace awareness to reduce the data-to-decision timeline for the war fighter. Reducing the data-to-decision timeline is important…

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Quads for Squads: Marine Corps infantry receive small quadcopters

Posted  September 13, 2017

The Marine Corps has started equipping infantry units with small unmanned aircraft systems quadcopters to bring greater situational awareness to troops on the ground.

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Northrop Grumman awarded $57.7 million for full-rate JCREW production

Posted  September 13, 2017

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a $57.7 million contract for full-rate production of the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment One Build One Systems. The contract, awarded by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, includes options which if exercised would bring the total value to $505 million. Northrop Grumman will…

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