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Capt. Jacob Singleton: Air Force Research Lab Eyes Commercial Incubator, Accelerator Programs

Capt. Jacob Singleton, program manager at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Center for Rapid Innovation, told PCMag in an interview published Wednesday AFRL is interested in incubator and accelerator programs that can help developers explore the potential military use of commercial technologies. Singleton, who also leads Space Technology Accelerator program, said the lab …

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NNSA, USAF Complete Gravity Bomb Qualification Tests; Brig. Gen. Michael Lutton Comments

The U.S. Air Force and the Energy Department‘s National Nuclear Security Administration have concluded flight tests needed to qualify the B61-12 gravity bomb’s non-nuclear functions. A B-2A Spirit Bomber aircraft released the bomb’s non-nuclear test assembly during the two tests that took place June 9 at Tonopah Test Range, Nev., DOE said Friday. The assembly …

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McConnell AF Base Hosts 5th KC-46 Maintenance Training Summit

McConnell Air Force Base held the fifth KC-46 Pegasus Maintenance Training Summit to inform the aircraft’s maintainers, crews and other involved personnel on expected training schedules and requirements. The summit generally aimed to address the KC-46’s training requirements in preparation for the aerial refueling aircraft’s expected arrival in October, the U.S. …

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Gen. Paul Selva: DoD Works to Maintain Technological Superiority

Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference that the Defense Department is developing technologies to maintain U.S. military superiority against China, DoD News reported Thursday. The U.S. Air Force general emphasized that the goal is to prevent China from …

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USAF Demonstrates New Sensor Pod With MQ-9 UAS

The U.S. Air Force demonstrated a new sensor system during three test flights with a General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft system. The AgilePod is an Air Force-owned open architecture system designed to provide sensor pods in varying sizes for different missions, Wright Patterson Air Force Base said Tuesday. The Air Force Life Cycle …

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Robins AFB to Host Advanced Battle Management System Initial Components

Robins Air Force Base will house the initial components of a new Air Force platform designed to manage information on air and space intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The Advanced Battle Management System is geared to provide increased situational awareness for commanders by integrating battlefield surveillance information, Hill AFB said Thursday. The Air Force …

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Will Roper: Air Force Should Consider Licensing Arrangements to 3D-Print Components

Will Roper, assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the U.S. Air Force, has said a licensing arrangement could allow the service branch to harness three-dimensional printing technology in components production, Defense One reported Tuesday. The report noted that manufacturers own the intellectual property data on weapons and legal worries …

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AFRL Uses New Method to Simplify Technology Licensing Processes

The U.S. Air Force Research Lab is employing a new licensing method designed to accelerate the transitioning of AFRL technologies into commercial development. Industry entities may now use the Express Technology Licensing website to determine licensing availability and opportunities for AFRL-made products before purchase, Wright-Patterson AF Base said Wednesday. “Through Express Tech Licensing, …

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