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The Sky is No Longer the Limit Celebrating 75 Years of Air Force Technology

Since its inception, the mission of the United States Air Force has been to fly, fight, and win — delivering airpower anytime, anywhere in defense of our nation.

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Briefs
Weapons Systems

Foreign Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems: Developments in the International Arms Markets

A growing number of counter-UAV systems are being offered by foreign vendors.

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Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Adding Context to Full-Motion Video for Improved Surveillance and Situational Awareness

Full motion video (FMV) sensors are essential assets and provide real-time situational awareness with minimal latency.

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Aerospace

Collins Aerospace Provides Avionics for C-130H Modernization Program

The Lockheed C-130H Hercules fleet operated by the Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserve is getting new Collins Aerospace Systems avionics that will help...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Air Force Begins 3D Printing Nonstructural Aircraft Parts

The 60th Maintenance Squadron (60th MXS) at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, is the first field unit in the United States Air Force to produce approved...

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Weapons Systems

Boeing's Latest Contract Secures New Wings for Remaining A-10 Fleet

After wrapping up a wing swap on 173 Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support attack aircraft, the Boeing Company was awarded with another Indefinite...

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Energy

OXIS Energy and Bye Aerospace Partner to Develop Advanced Lithium Sulfur Battery Cells for Aviation

Bye Aerospace is looking at OXIS Energy Ltd.’s lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery cell technology to power its future aircraft and air-taxi...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

F-35 and F-16 Ground Collision Avoidance Software Team Takes Collier Trophy

Two members of DCS Corp – Mark Wilkins and Finley Barfield – won the highly distinguished Robert J. Collier Trophy by the National Aeronautic Association for...

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Power

Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II, 2nd Edition Has Been Expanded to Include New Images and Information

Originally published in 1995 and held in high regard, Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II is Graham White’s...

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Test & Measurement

The F-35 Is Getting Life-Saving Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance Systems from the F-16

The fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II stealth multirole fighter is now a safer aircraft to fly thanks to collision avoidance...

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Defense

Raytheon to Upgrade B-52 with AESA Radars

The Boeing Company has chosen the Raytheon Company to supply modernized radar equipment for the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress radar modernization program. Under the contract, Raytheon will design,...

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Automotive

Sonex Aircraft Is Developing the World's Most Afforadable Jet Trainer

While small electric aircraft like Bye Aerospace eFlyer aircraft may guarantee operating costs under $50 per hour, Sonex Aircraft, LLC is carving out a niche in...

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Aerospace

Boeing’s Next EcoDemonstrator Test Bed Will Be a 777

The Boeing Company is kicking off a new round of flight-testing to research approximately 50 technology projects related to safety, environmental sustainability, and passenger...

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Defense

NASA Crash Landing Is a Complete Success

NASA just crash landed a Fokker F28 Mark 1000 Fellowship short-range, narrow-body airliner. The event, an experiment to gather crash-safety data, occurred at NASA Langley Research Center’s...

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Defense

MTSI’s Latest Project Gives Fixed-Wing Aircraft Vertical Cargo Lift Capabilities

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), an engineering services and technology company based in Alexandria, Virginia, has developed an unconventional...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sikorsky’s Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter Takes Flight

Lockheed Martin Corporation subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation tested a new full-authority, fly-by-wire flight control technology kit for the first time on a Sikorsky...

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Materials

Coating Technology Enables Effective Missile Countermeasures

Heat-seeking missiles have been in use against both rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft since the mid-1950s, and countermeasures to deceive their guidance systems have been employed...

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Propulsion

Maintainers Design a $400 Maintenance Fixture to save the U.S. Air Force $500k per Year

A team of airmen from Robins Air Force Base in Georgia have designed a cowling repair tool for the Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint Surveillance Target...

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Automotive

Abaco’s FORCE2 Flight Computer Enables National and International Ground Control Station Certification

Earlier this month, General Atomics Aeronautical System, Inc. (GA-ASI) completed an entire MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted...

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Energy

UTC’s Project 804 Hybrid-Electric Demonstrator May Increase Regional Jet Efficiency by 30 Percent

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is collaborating with its subsidiaries Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace to develop a...

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Automotive

Wichita State’s National Center for Advanced Materials Performance Partners with SAE International to Standardize Lightweight Aerospace Materials

The National Center for Advanced Materials Performance (NCAMP) of Wichita State University...

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Test & Measurement

Sensuron Enables Real-Time Structural Health Monitoring Onboard NASA’s X-56 UAV

In contrast to the stiff, rigid wings found on most commercial aircraft, flexible wing technology is considered essential to next generation, fuel...

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Defense

The Air Force’s New Unmanned Wingmate Completes Inaugural Flight

The XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or “drone” demonstrator – a collaborative project between the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Kratos...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

FAA Certifies AeroVonics' Economical Avionics Upgrade for Light General Aviation Aircraft

AeroVonics LLC, an aerospace startup based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for its...

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Automotive

AIA Predicts Flying Air Taxis, Supersonic Air Travel, and Space Industry for 2050

Arlington, Virginia-based Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has collected input from leaders in the aerospace and defense industries and built a...

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Automotive

Astronautics to Upgrade Cockpit Displays on U.S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 Orions

Milwaukee-based Astronautics Corporation of America will update the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s Air and Marine Operations...

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Regulations/Standards

SAE International Releases New Process for Measuring Aerosols in Aircraft Exhaust

SAE International, based in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, has published a new recommended practice for assessing the amount of nonvolatile particulate matter...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

When It Comes to Fifth-Generation Assets, Air Force Values Virtual Training over Live Flying

Newer, more capable fifth-generation aircraft platforms and systems are outgrowing even the largest U.S. Air Force training ranges – and the...

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Manned Systems

Collins Aerospace Brings Next Gen Avionics to Portuguese C-130s

The aging Lockheed C-130 Hercules military transport platform is used by numerous countries for military and government logistics. The aircraft first flew in 1954, and in...

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