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Pilots begin flights in new F-35 Lightning II simulator in preparation for trials on carrier

A world-leading flight engineering simulator created by BAE Systems is ready to be “flown” by F-35 Lightning II pilots for the first time as they prepare for flight trials on the United Kingdom’s new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier next year.

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Boeing expands pilot training network

Boeing announced March 26, 2017, it has officially launched its global network of Boeing Training Providers to support its Pilot Development Program.

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NASA unveils new searchable video, audio, imagery library for public

NASA officially has launched a new resource to help the public search and download out-of-this-world images, videos and audio files by keyword and metadata searches from NASA.gov.

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SBIR project results in robotic technology for F-22 intake coating restoration process

Robotic technology developed through the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program will soon make the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets more efficient for aircraft maintenance personnel during depot maintenance at Hill AFB, Utah.

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‘Third arm’ may lessen Soldier’s burden, increase lethality

Future ground troops may one day have a "third arm" device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks.


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Defense

WC-135 Constant Phoenix visits Patrick AFB

Posted  March 24, 2017

Air Force photograph by Susan A. Romano Close up of a WC-135 Constant Phoenix engine cover during the aircraft’s visit to Patrick AFB, Fla., Feb. 14, 2017. One of the Air Force’s most intriguing aircraft was on display at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 14, 2017, to give members of the Air Force Technical…

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Air Force invites industry for light attack platform experiment

Posted  March 24, 2017

The Air Force released an industry Invitation to Participate today to evaluate the military utility of light attack platforms in future force structure. The invitation is part of a broader Air Force effort to explore cost-effective attack platform options. The live-fly experiment is an element of the Light Attack Capabilities Experimentation Campaign run by the…

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Small quadcopter test is first on active Air Force taxiway

Posted  March 24, 2017

An unusual aircraft went through its motions on the Edwards Air Force Base flightline March 16 when a small quadcopter equipped with a camera took to the sky to perform a visual inspection of a B-52 Stratofortress.

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KC-46 Summit brings AF stakeholders together

Posted  March 24, 2017

Air Force senior leaders and experts from the acquisition, sustainment, training, engineering, logistics and flying community, gathered in January to discuss the status of the KC-46 Pegasus program and synchronize efforts related to ensuring the successful fielding and operation of the aircraft. Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson, program Executive Officer for the Air Force Life Cycle…

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AFTC commander visits new F-22 facilities

Posted  March 24, 2017

Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, dropped by the 411th Flight Test Squadron March 16, 2017, as part of his monthly visits with different units on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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