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Air Force, NNSA Conduct Qualification Flight Test on B61-12 Gravity Bomb; Michael Lutton Comments

The U.S. Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration have evaluated the non-nuclear functions of a gravity bomb during a qualification flight test held at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. NNSA said Thursday the service branch dropped the B61-12 non-nuclear test assembly from an F-16 aircraft as part of the test to assess …

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Air Force Researchers Develop Mobile Energy Storage & Mgmt System

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s advanced power technology office has built a mobile energy storage and management system designed to provide renewable energy power to future forward operating bases. APTO developed the system as part of efforts to help address long-term energy requirements of U.S. armed forces, AFRL said Thursday. “Pieces of individual equipment have been demonstrated …

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Gen. John Raymond: Air Force Could Mull Space Launches With Reused Rockets

Gen. John Raymond, head of Air Force Space Command, has said the U.S. Air Force could consider a launch of spacecraft with reused rockets once the technology has been validated, Defense News reported Thursday. Valerie Insinna writes Raymond said at the Space Symposium that cost factors could drive industry toward the use of reusable rockets in …

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AFRL to Open F-35 Coatings Application Booth in October at Hill Air Force Base

The Advanced Power Technology Office within the Air Force Research Laboratory currently maintains a coatings application booth for Lockheed Martin-developed F-35 fighter aircraft at Hill Air Force Base which will begin operations in October 2017. Defense Department, government and industry stakeholders will establish the coatings application booth at Hill AFB as …

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Profile: Dr. David Honey, ODNI Science and Technology Director

Dr. David Honey serves as director of science and technology at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he works to identify strategies for the integration of scientific and technological tools into operational systems. Honey also holds the title of assistant deputy director of national intelligence for science and technology and also focuses …

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Air Force Updates Cyber Risk Mgmt Framework for Airmen

The U.S. Air Force‘s chief information security office has introduced an updated risk management framework that covers formal policies and processes for the service branch to assess, manage and validate the cybersecurity risks of tools and systems that airmen operate. The redesigned framework calls for the Air Force to shift adopt a …

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Romania’s Air Force Gets Certification to Refuel From US Tankers

Romania’s air force has obtained certification to receive fuel from U.S. tankers through an air-to-air refueling mission between the European country’s F-16 Fighting Falcon and the U.S. Air Force‘s KC-135 Stratotanker. USAF said its 100th Air Refueling Wing sent 14 personnel and a KC-135 tanker to Romania for a five-day training operation and a refueling mission …

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