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Air Force proposes to base F-35s at Tyndall AFB

Following the damage to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., caused by Hurricane Michael, the Air Force is recommending that Congress use supplemental funding for rebuilding the base to prepare to receive the F-35 Lighenting II fighter at the north Florida installation.

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Australia F-35s leave in historic launch

The Royal Australian Air Force launched two F-35A Lightning II’s Dec. 3, starting the multi-day journey to a historic arrival in Australia.

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Aerotech News Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA – Digital Edition, December 7, 2018 Some exciting milestones and great “people pieces” are ready for you, in this week’s edition of Aerotech News and Review. Click on the link below for a digital…

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‘I’ve been shot at in a lot of countries’

After Vietnam War service as a Seabee (Naval Construction Battalions), and Army duty as a paratrooper and Green Beret, it would have been a good time to call it a day for Master Sgt. Robert Mahoney. Then, the Iraq War happened. His wife issued an order, the kind that lets even a Green Beret master sergeant know who is in charge.

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X-56A suppresses flutter with two controllers

The X-56A team has suppressed flutter, which is a potentially destructive oscillation, with a modern and a classical controller for the first time at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.


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Defense

Air Force selects Wright-Patterson AFB to host F-35 support organization

Posted  December 5, 2018

The Air Force selected Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as the preferred location for the F-35 Lightning II Hybrid Product Support Integrator organization which supports the entire F-35 enterprise to include joint and international partners.

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Defense

Maker Hub, AFRL ‘sprint’ to innovation

Posted  December 5, 2018

Air Force photograph by John Harrington Joe Althaus, Wright Brothers Institute Rapid Innovation Program manager, determines the power consumption of a piece of equipment as Isaac Weintraub, Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate electronics engineer, observes during a rapid innovation session at AFRL’s Maker Hub. Rapid prototyping such as this supports Secretary of the…

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Nuclear bomb kit reaches major milestone for production phase

Posted  December 5, 2018

The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center received formal approval in late October to enter the production phase for the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb’s new guided tail-kit assembly, or TKA. “This marks the completion of a highly successful development effort for the tail kit,” said Col. Dustin Ziegler, AFNWC director for air-delivered capabilities, Kirtland AFB, N.M….

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Technology

S&T 18 Wargame tests Air Force science, technology concepts for 2038

Posted  December 5, 2018

Air Force illustration The Air Force Materiel Command’s Science and Technology 2018 Wargames tested the military utility of more than 30 next-generation warfighting capabilities against a real-world operational scenario, focusing on mission sets that include air superiority, command and control, base defense, sustainment, strike, intelligence and more. The autonomous wingman concept, graphically represented here, is…

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Defense

USS Detroit begins operational testing of LCS surface-to-surface missile module

Posted  December 5, 2018

USS Detroit (LCS 7) began initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) of the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) Nov. 17, two months ahead of schedule.

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