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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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Army looking at the next generation of combat vehicles

Posted  October 9, 2017

Soldiers today move about in and conduct combat operations from, among other things, the Stryker, the Bradley, or the Abrams tank. But the Army has started work now to determine what will take Soldiers to the fight in 2035 and beyond.

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Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Marinette Marine to build LCS 27

Posted  October 9, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph The future USS Little Rock (LCS 9), the fifth Freedom-variant LCS delivered to the U.S. Navy, underway during Acceptance Trials in Lake Michigan on Aug. 25, 2017. The U.S. Navy has awarded the Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) team a contract to build an additional LCS. The contract value is…

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Japan Air Self-Defense Force testers visit Edwards

Posted  October 9, 2017

Air Force photograph by Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong Maj. Naoki Morimoto, a flight test engineer, sits in the back seat of an Edwards T-38 Talon Supersonic Trainer Sept. 26. Morimoto is a member of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force who visited the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School as part of the school’s student exchange…

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Army successfully complete integrated air, missile defense test

Posted  October 9, 2017

U.S. Army soldiers have successfully completed a major developmental test of the Northrop Grumman-developed Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, a cornerstone capability of the Army IAMD program.

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USS Washington brought to life, commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk

Posted  October 9, 2017

The Navy with assistance from the submarine’s sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, commissioned and brought to life the newest Virginia class submarine, USS Washington (SSN 787), during a ceremony on board Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 7. Washington, named in honor of the 42nd state, is the 14th…

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